Guess who is coming to one of our programs?
1. Mr. Khizr Khan and Mrs. Ghazala Khan are our honored guests
2. Congressman Andre Carson
3. Mr. Irfan Saeed, Department of State
4. Mr. Haris Tarin, Department of Homeland Security
5. Dr. Alejandro Beutal, Researcher on CVE Program
6. Khalid Almaeena – Editor Saudi Gazette
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The events are listed below
The purpose of our symposiums, conversations and seminars is to empower you, the individual to do simple things in your daily routine to shape the society where all of us can live without apprehension.
Why do we have conflicts between family members, communities and nations? The answer is rather simple; we really don’t know each other, and whatever we know about the other is unverified incomplete information.
What is the solution? Let’s take the time to learn about each other, and learn to respect the otherness of others and accept the God given uniqueness of each one of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge.
At AMI we recognize that our media and policy makers do not have a full picture about us, so we are committed to providing them the right information and hope the ill-will or propaganda will recede by a few notches.
STATE OF MUSLIMS IN AMERICA
MYTHS AND PERCEPTIONS ABOUT MUSLIMS
State of Muslims – This is a monthly conversation series to update fellow Muslims and Americans about the current issues and possible solutions about the issues facing American Muslims. We bring active members of the community, clergy, politicians, officers from the Departments of State, Homeland Security and other departments to share about the current issues and issues coming up.
Khalid AlMaeena is the editor of Saudi Gazette and Arab News, a well known international speaker offers his perspective on what is happening in the society. An additional speaker will be talking about political climate.
Details at www.AmericanMuslimInstitution.org/Events
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
Venue: Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Av, NE, Washington.
Seating is limited – Admission is Free RSVP
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A SYMPOSIUM ON
COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
Honored Guests: Mr. Khizr Khan and Mrs. Ghazala Khan
Mitigating violent extremism is one of the urgent and top priorities of our nation, and we have gathered experts in the field to discuss the situation. As an individual, you will learn how to support law and order and faithfully guard the safety of fellow Americans. Together we can share and learn.4 Big Names in the field: Congressman Andre’ Carson is the key note speaker with Panelist Speakers Irfan Saeed from the Dept of State, and Haris Tarin from Department of Homeland Security and Alejandro Beutel, a senior researcher on CVE. The event is moderated by Mike Ghouse.Details at www.AmericanMuslimInstitution.org/Events
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
Seating is limited – Admission is Free
A SYMPOSIUM ON
COEXISTENCE IN SCRIPTURES
What can Rabbis, Pastors and Imams do to promote co-existence? What do their scriptures say and what do they teach in their respective Synagogues, Churches and Mosques? Join us for the Panel discussion.
Rabbi Charles M. Feinberg, Reverend N. J. L’Heureux, Jr., and Imam Tarek Elgawhary will preside. The event is moderated by Mike Ghouse.
Venue: TBA – details at www.AmericanMuslimInstitution.org/Events
Seating is limited – Admission is Free
1. Monthly workshop on understanding the essence of Religions
2. Quarterly Muslim Speaker’s training.
3. Media Training.
God has created everything in balance and everything functions cohesively. However, because of our free will, we may do things that will mess up the cohesiveness of the society, and are equally responsible to restore harmony, and that is what we do at AMI.
Chief Seattle, the Native American said this perfectly, “All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the webs, he does it to himself.”
God says (Quran 49:13) that he has created us (all of us) from a single couple, and that makes us all one big universal family. In another verse he says, if he had willed, he would have created all of us exactly alike, but instead he chose to create all of us to be unique beings, each one with his or her own thumbprint, eye print, DNA and taste buds.
Then he says the best ones among you are those who take the time to learn about each other, and when we do that, conflicts fade and solutions emerge. That is indeed Islam.
At AMI we recognize that our media and policy makers do not have a full picture about us, so we are committed to providing them the right information and hope the ill-will or propaganda will recede by a few notches. While doing that, we have to strengthen our relations with fellow beings who subscribe to different faiths and are from different places, races and ethnicities. We have to stand up for each other. At the end, we have to reflect within ourselves as Muslims and build the intra-faith relations to serve common humanity. We have to create a world where no one has to live in apprehension or fear of the other.
American Muslim Institution
A proactive voice for American Muslims
Dr. Mike Ghouse is community consultant and a speaker on Pluralism, Interfaith, Islam, politics, terrorism, human rights, India, Israel-Palestine, motivation, and foreign policy. He is a pluralist, thinker, writer, activist, news maker and an Interfaith Wedding officiant . He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. More about him in links at www.MikeGhouse.net