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Internship Announcement

altM and Safina Fellowship are seeking an intern to assist with the launch of the campaign #OurChoiceNotYours. The Intern will work virtually with the founders of the campaign to manage and contribute communications and social media strategy, and develop activities that feed the campaign. Applicants should have experience and interest…

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Infertile Muslim Couples Face Tough Choices, Pressure

Genetics counselor Lama Eldahdah spends most of her time thinking about reproductive probabilities, but when she sits down with Muslim patients who are battling infertility, the conversation rarely focuses on odds. “Religious people say it’s God’s will, non-religious people say it’s statistics,” said Eldahdah, who works for Chicago’s Reproductive Genetics…

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Why Alton Sterling and Black Lives Matter to me

As long as police brutality, systemic oppression of black people in this country, and racism occur, no person, Muslim or non-Muslim in this country should stand silent. #BlackLivesMatter should be a concern for every living person. Black people have contributed to the civil rights and benefit of our society for…

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Beyond #NotInMyName

It seems like every week we in the U.S. have another mass shooting to decipher and process. So, the June 12 shooting in Orlando was not the first time I posted a call to action on Facebook, contacted my elected representatives about gun control, or held my breath and hoped…

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Sadiq Khan: What’s Next?

The news of Sadiq Khan winning the mayoral race in London spread like wildfire in Muslim circles. WhatsApp groups, Twitter, Facebook, texts and emails were full of surprise and pride. In a time of rising Islamophobia in the western world this news was welcome validation that Islamophobia can be overcome….

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