They are part of the national fabric that holds our country together. They contribute to America in many ways, and deserve the same respect as any of us. I pledge to spread this message, and affirm our country’s principles of liberty and justice for all.
I wasn't going to make this story about Islam, just my experiences with Ramadan. But I feel as a conservative (which doesn't have to be synonymous with bigot) I have to say something about the hateful intolerance I've seen towards cultures and beliefs we insulated Americans don't understand. Continue Reading »
For years, I've been engaged in interfaith work in a variety of ways. I work for the Catholic peace movement, Pax Christi (the Peace of Christ). Through my job, I have helped organize a couple of Fall Assemblies at which we had a panel of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim speakers sharing their faith's teachings on peacemaking. Continue Reading »
Asalaamu alaikum. Peace to all who read this. My name is Saif Allah Downs. I'm a 31 year old revert to Islam. I was a Christian for many years but never truly satisfied that I had found my home, the place where I belonged. I had struggled to understand my faith and that led to somewhat of a dilemma where I found myself jumping from denomination to denomination trying to find the truth that I sought in Christianity. I looked and looked and looked some more but never found it. I really didn't have that many rules and guidelines to live by according to the Bible and I was happy with that because I was lazy and didn't put much effort into anything that I did. So I was fine with this. But there came a day where I was not fine Continue Reading »
Hi everyone. My name is Jovi. I am 24 year old female who lives in South Carolina. Awhile back I met this awesome guy named Soufiane who lives in Morocco. We started out as friends and we began to grow in a very special relationship. As we grew, I began to fall in love with Soufiane and I wanted to understand him more, so I started with his religious beliefs. He is Islamic. Continue Reading »
As a Canadian liberal blogger, I was contacted by a project representative from My Fellow American back in October, the month during which in Ontario, my province of residence, we had provincial elections underway. At the time I was volunteering to help with the campaign of my local liberal candidate. Suffice to say, I was doing everything in my power to prevent a conservative government forming in Ontario. Continue Reading »