What can Muslims do to fix the world?
Alhamdu Lillah, things are happening, a quick report
The world is crying out loud that Muslims should take the initiative and do things to make the world a better place. Thank God for the clarion call, we got the message.
We have embarked on a few bold initiatives to do our share of repairing the world and request you to join with people of different faiths, races, ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds to embolden our commitment to co-existence and well being of every human being.
Thank God, we have broken many a barriers, and may Allah be pleased with us that our own Muslim Scholar, Imam Zia Shaikh took the bold step to be the Master of Ceremonies at the II annual reflections on Holocaust and Genocides event. It made a significant statement. Imam Zia Shaikh is Imam of one of the largest Mosques in Texas. He also spoke at the First event we did in 2005. (Pictures of the event are at http://www.holocaustandgenocides.com/
It conveys a very strong signal to the world, that we mean peace and we will do everything to build bridges. I believe our role as Muslims is to mitigate conflicts and nurture goodwill for the peace and Justice of every human being. I appeal to the Muslim Ummah that we need to remain above politics and compete in doing good things to make Allah’s world a better place to live for all of his creation.
I will be asking a Jewish and a Christian peace activist, my fellow Board Members at the Dallas Peace Center to speak about Gaza; they just participated in the Gaza March in December, we participated in a Gaza Rally in Downtown Dallas, and we had a peace prayer gathering as well.
You are invited to share your feelings on Holocaust and or one of the Genocides that you may be familiar with, in one of the few 5 minutes segments we are reflecting upon. I need a 600 words abstract on it by the 15th of this month. You are welcome to pay tribute to those who stood up, spoke up and risked their lives to save the life of others.
If you wish to do more, you do have an opportunity to sponsor refreshments at the program for about 300-350 people. I need to know about this by the 15th to lock you in.
WHEN: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Sunday, January 24, 2010
WHERE : Center for Spiritual Living, 4801 Spring Valley, Dallas Texas 75244
COST: The event is free
DETAILS : www.HolocaustandGenocides.com
(pictures from last two events)
The III Annual Reflections on Holocaust and Genocides is a purposeful event to create awareness of the inhumanity in all of us, and discover solutions for peaceful co-existence. No community should bear the burden alone; it is time to be together.
Each one of us has a responsibility to repair the world, let’s do our share.
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Mike Ghouse is a thinker, writer, futurists, speaker and an activist of pluralism, interfaith, co-existence, peace, Islam and India. He is a frequent guest at the TV, radio and print media offering pluralistic solutions to issues of the day. His websites and Blogs are listed on http://www.mikeghouse.net/