On July 28, many Muslims in the United States and across the globe will be celebrating the conclusion of Ramadan, the holiday of Eid-al-Fitr.
The Eid-al-Fitr is the festival and/or feast of the breaking of the fast, a time of mutual acknowledgement for Muslims who have been fasting throughout the country and around the world (depending on their time zone).
To mark the Eid, we would like to share one of our blessings with you: what we learned when we convened four Islamic peace educators from vastly different backgrounds for a day-long exchange on their work in Islamic peace education.
The peace educators shared how they incorporate the topic of peace into their teaching. They shared their stories
and some of their Islamic peace education initiatives.
We – and they – learned from each other’s triumphs and challenges.
- Jamila Afghani (Peacemaker in Action, 2008) from Kabul, Afghanistan;
- Azhar (Azi) Hussain (Peacemaker in Action, 2006) from Dubai, UAE and Pakistan;
- Sarrah Buker from Holmdel, New Jersey; and
- Rabia Terri Harris from Stony Point, New York.
Today, we are excited to announce the release of Tanenbaum’s Islamic Peace Education report. The report traces each participant’s method and experience in advancing peaceful education from an Islamic perspective, often in the face of suspicion or adversity.
Download the report to learn more about this innovative information exchange.