Jummah Reflection: This Life is Not a Dream

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. I’ve been frustrated with myself lately because I’ve been in a funk and unable to really figure out why, or how to pull myself out of it. Then yesterday I started making a list…

Digital Activism With Real Impact | Part 1

Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was a watershed moment for the internet. Up to that point most online activity was geared toward either commercial activity, or purely social engagement. But the Obama campaign was a collective “Ah Ha!” moment for activists,…

The REAL Real Muslims of Texas - on The Texas Observer

When I saw an Esquire piece called “The Real Muslims of Irving, Texas” circulating this week, I was reminded that the interfaith outreach work to build bridges and combat stereotypes, which I’ve been doing for the last fifteen years, is…

Jummah Reflection:  Are You Only Happy When It Rains?

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom, & TGIF! This week I had a fascinating conversation with a friend (who happens to be a Rabbi). We talked about a lot of things, but one of the topics that came up was the subject of…