While cutting back on media use is essential, so is learning how to effectively engage these new tools for the good of families and kids. While we should be rightly concerned about things like sexting and illicit content, we cannot deny the power of tools like FaceTime and Skype, along with countless other online platforms, to do good. Social media, and media in general, can be used to build faith and family ties. Here are some suggestions.
With American teens today spending nine hours on all kinds of media (that’s more than even sleeping!), it’s time for us to step in and take action. These are some short- and long-term strategies for handling youth media overuse.
The number of people accessing the internet via a mobile phone increased by 60.3% to 818.4 million in the last two years. That offers Muslims a tremendous opportunity during Women’s History Month in March.
Through social media, your Masjid can nurture its online community, and deepen relationships with members in your community. By engaging with your members online, you can increase their involvement in Masjid events and programs, boost fundraising, and drive up attendance.
The great thing about Facebook events is that it allows the maximum number of people to hear and learn about your event without you having lost a significant amount of money and time to promotion. Here’s how to successfully run an event on Facebook.
A Facebook page is must-have tool for every Masjid and Islamic center. As a source of information and updates about the goings on of your institution, it is necessary to maintain community interest. Here is a five-step guide on how to establish your own page.
Television and media in general can dominate our lives and take us away from real life if we're not careful. The key is finding meaningful activities that will benefit us and others to replace them. Here are nine alternative activities to television and media in general.
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.