Most Muslim youth today are growing up at a time of unprecedented awareness around green issues in the United States. Protecting the planet has become part of school curriculums, youth group programs, even much of the media they consume.
According to the Gallup Organization, the percentage of young Muslims who say faith is important (77%) is roughly similar to the proportion of young Protestants (74%).Yet, walk into most Masjids, and you’ll find few Muslims between the ages of 10 and 30. Here are ways to attract and retain more young Muslim attendees.
Even with a job and summer school, the summer weeks can and should be marked by fun and frolic, balanced with a growing sense of responsibility as young adults. Here are a couple of ideas for tweens and teens.
Plan to "upgrade" your Masjid in the coming year with ideas to reconnect to the community and make it the dynamic, including optimistic Friday sermons, a Muslim joke festival, a Facebook page, and a way to text donations, among other ideas.
Concerned parents might ask, “If I wouldn’t allow my son to see a movie with sex or violence, then why would I allow him to read a book with the same themes?” The logic seems sound at first blush, but it overlooks one important difference: these books are being presented in the classroom setting, not simply as frivolous entertainment.
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.