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To Be or Not to Be Muslim?- Our Muslim Experience in America

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“We have to go to church on Friday evening, but we’ll see you on Saturday!” With a quick goodbye to our friends, we followed our mom out of the building. It was a warm autumn afternoon in Birmingham; the trees were a riot of color, the sky was a crisp …

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My Muslim Experience in America – Amani from Egypt

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It was my first time to travel abroad and I worked so hard to make it happen, for it is not easy for an Upper-Egyptian conservative family to let their only daughter travel very far away from home on her own. After being accepted by Fulbright to take part in …

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Africa’s Facing the World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis And You Probably Didn’t Know

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Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria are currently facing what United Nations calls the ‘World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis’ since its formation in 1945. With more than 20 million people on the brink of starvation, out of which 1.4 million are children, Africa is battling with one of the most …

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Let’s Talk About Bathrooms

Remember when you were younger, and you pretended the floor was lava? You would jump from one object to the other, and someone would remove an object to make the game harder? That’s what the last month has felt like for many, but instead of removing pillows or chairs, the …

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International Women’s Day: The Fight Goes On

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate what women around the globe have accomplished. It is also a reminder of all the issues that still need to be addressed and tackled. Often, I hear that fighting for women’s rights is not necessary. And part of me aches inside to hear …

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