Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

‘There’s Poland, now walk’: Arab students’ ordeal out of Ukraine

…Along the way, an endless stream of vehicles filled with Ukrainians queued on the road to Poland. Cars were moving at a snail’s-pace and so people opened their homes to fellow Ukrainians, Meryem Saber, also part of the group, told Al Jazeera by phone from Warsaw.
“They offered them [Ukrainians] food, water, and a place to rest,” said the 21-year-old Moroccan pharmacy student. “But when they saw us, they’d just turn their faces.” Pushed back’ “They [Ukrainians] kept coming from the comfort of their cars, while we were left shivering in -10 degrees Celsius. They had no qualms seeing us walk in the snow and through woods with our luggage. It was so unkind and condescending,” al-Attar said as her voice shook…more: aljazeera

The Benefits of a Gratitude Journal and How to Maintain One

… “According to a study by researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Florida, having participants write down a list of positive events at the close of a day — and why the events made them happy — lowered their self-reported stress levels and gave them a greater sense of calm at night.” When I read this line, it only seemed natural to start a gratitude journal and document the positive events that had happened in my day or week. Lower stress levels and feeling calmer at night? Yes, please!…more: huffpost.com

What is Iran’s Revolutionary Guard doing in Myanmar?

…Iran is accused of providing military equipment and weapons to several repressive regimes, as well as to Tehran-aligned belligerents in the Syrian and Yemeni civil wars. But Iran is not known to have military ties to Myanmar, which relies mostly on Russia and China as well as India for its armaments…more:asiatimes

Western New England leaders of many faiths find they have much in common

Western New England faith leaders find they have far more in common than they do that divides themIn times of great uncertainty, like a pandemic, you can turn to many places for guidance and reassurance. Some turn to religion. But according to the Pew Research Center, approximately three in ten U.S. adults are religiously unaffiliated. In a December 2021 report, Pew research also indicated self-identified Christians accounted for 63% of the U.S. population, down from 75% a decade ago….more:nepm

Action Alert: Tesla, Get Out Of Uyghur Genocide Zone

May be an image of text that says 'SAVE UIGHUR Tell Elon Musk to get out of Uyghur Genocide Zone Close Tesla Urumi justice FOR ALL POWERE SOUND VISION'

Email Tesla Board of Directors here: https://ir.tesla.com/contact-us#tab-contact-us
Key points: Tell Tesla to get out of an active genocide zone. Starting from 2016, China has locked up millions of Uyghurs, and other Turkic speaking people in East Turkestan, into a massive network of concentration camps. Detainees have been subjected to forced labor, organ harvesting, sexual abuse, sterilization, and torture. The U.S., U.K., Canada, The Netherlands, and several other countries have officially declared that China’s treatment of Uyghurs is an act of genocide. Tweet at Elon Musk: more: justiceforall.org