The 2011 fall issue of Quaker Action, covers the last ten years of war and AFSC’s peace-making efforts along the way. A timeline, events confronting ”Islamophobia,” reflections from General Secretary Shan Cretin, and brief updates on other work are included. Also featured is the unique fundraising support provided by Gwynedd Friends Meeting (PA) and volunteers.
Since the 9/11 tragedy, reports of attacks, both physical and verbal, on Muslims—and those perceived to be Muslim—rose dramatically nationwide. The new word “Islamophobia” is now common, and such incidents demonstrate a sad erosion of the U.S. tradition of religious tolerance as yet another result of 10 years of war.
Voices from the Front Line moderated by theAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Georgiaat AFSC Georgia Peace Center
A new report asserts that anti-Muslim prejudice has worsened in recent years, but argues the trend could be reversed with greater community outreach....The report, "Same hate, New Target: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States," was released June 23 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the University of California Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender.
A Panel of scholars and activists will explore the connections between the political demonization of Islam as a religion and media promoted fear of Arabs Muslims and ways both distorthowthe United States’ pursues its foreign policy. Emory University Center for Ethics and the Muslim Student Association.
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