During the summer, a number of young Muslims from North America visit Muslim countries (usually the birthplace of their parents). While such visits help maintain ties with relatives, they also pose a number of challenges.
Visiting relatives should not mean spending time only at home to bond and hang out. These trips can be used to benefit you and your hosts in many other ways. Check out these 11 ideas and add yours too at the bottom with feedback.
A 2011 University of Glasgow study found that arts and crafts activities can improve well-being in ways that physical and outdoor activities could not. Help your kids reap the benefits of crafting during their freer time during the summer.
Mediation can help save marriages! The job of the mediator is to listen to both sides, to help the clients identify what the problem is, where the conflict is, and then allow them to listen to each other.
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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Radio Islam is America's only live daily Muslim radio talk show that provides a two-way conversation on the air with Muslims and their neighbors in the Chicagoland area.
MuslimFest is an award-winning annual festival celebrating the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment, attended by 25,000 visitors in Toronto, Canada, every year.
Adam's World is a series of videos featuring two Muslim puppets, Adam and his sister Aneesah. Adam's World has been a source of creative Islamic education for thousands of young Muslims growing up in North America and Europe.
One America Coalition, includes groups like the ACLU, Daily Kos, J Street, Voto Latino, Color of Change, Sound Vision, Charter for Compassion, the Interfaith Center of New York, among 50 other civil liberties and interfaith organizations.