Great piece on the importance and necessity of print media.
Today, PrepareNY officially launched. We are an interfaith coalition dedicated to helping NY heal after 9/11. Below are two trailers we used for today’s launch, and a copy of the press release. Press Release for launch of PrepareNY
A new online project, “My Fellow American,” enables people of all faiths and backgrounds to share a story about a Muslim they know personally. The centerpiece of the project is a short teaser film that juxtaposes voices of hate with everyday Muslim Americans. It serves as a call-to-action for people of all faiths to stand up against this climate of hate speech and Islamophobia. [from ‘My Fellow American’: Short Film Offers Platform for Combatting Islamophobia h/t Crescent Post ] The official site is here. My earlier post is here.
This article in IHT provides some encouraging news about the open debates taking place in Mecca during Hajj: The two-hour presentation "Mecca: The Cultural Capital of Islam" was dry, but things got rolling in the question and answer session in a way quintessentially Meccan. One by one, audience members – a surprising number of them women – came to the microphone with questions that few others would dare ask publicly. .ism," asked one woman. . "Why do we look only into the past and not to the future," another woman demanded. . The session soon grew into a raucous series…