In February 2020, the United Nations published a database of over one hundred businesses that are doing business in Israeli settlements across occupied Palestinian territories. The database, in the works for three years, was mandated by a resolution passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2016. The list includes international businesses like General … More
With the rise of conscious consumerism and popular support for social justice movements, many unethical businesses are taking advantage of the moment by using dishonest marketing to re-position themselves as ethical brands; stealing attention and business away from the truly good brands the people are really yearning for. Often, grassroots organizations or small businesses have … More
Mariam El-Khatib has been a part of the Atawasul family since its conception back in 2004. A weekend school started by her mother and a couple of her mother’s close friends, Atawasul School has played a big role in Mariam’s life. Both her parents volunteered for the school and all of her sisters would go … More
Palestine Book Club started as an idea – what if book club was not just about the book itself, but the whole Palestinian experience? An idea initiated by team member Annis Nusseibeh, Palestine Book Club has become one of the best and most successful AMP-MN chapter programs. The Palestine Book Club is a monthly gathering … More
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, many have become hyper-aware of their hygienic practices, as well as the habits that can be picked up to prevent the spread of bacteria and other contaminants. There is a plethora of information in the Prophetic tradition of Islam regarding plagues and medicine, and the book “Plagues & Prophetic Medicines” … More
The Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is an initiative that brings together hundreds of Muslim delegates that come from a variety of non-profit, advocacy, and other organizations to lobby for issues pertaining to the Muslim community. These issues include that of civil rights, education, immigration reform, challenging the Muslim ban, and foreign … More
American Muslims for Palestine, a national education and advocacy organization, hosted their fifth annual Palestine Advocacy Day the week of September 14th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person event was rescheduled virtually, and amassed more than 800 participants from over 26 states. The theme of this year’s Advocacy Day was “Racial Justice, Annexation, and … More
The International Day of Peace is a day that renders reflection and the exploration of our universal understanding of peace. Many religious organizations understand peace within the context of justice, and an interfaith effort held on September 23, 2020 commemorated that. The “No Justice, No Peace” virtual event, an interfaith collective, hosted a number of … More
The Muslim Legal Fund of America hosted its weekly show, “The Show About Justice” with Ayman Taleb, the host and Outreach Director at MLFA. This show is held Tuesdays at 5pm Central, and can be streamed on Facebook Live. The Muslim Legal Fund of America is a charity that funds legal work and programs to … More
We often, especially in the West, hear about the concept of overpopulation. Especially in a time like now, where severe consequences of climate change are apparent in the exacerbated wild fires across the West Coast, many are turning to question the amount of resource consumption and waste emission per population. Many have even turned to … More
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