I Support Elizabeth Warren

I am supporting Elizabeth Warren because she has an ethical vision for this country that recognizes where we come from, to see where we could be. She speaks in a way that makes us believe we should be responsible for each other, and that we don't have to tear each other down to build ourselves up.

 

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Spoleto's Exploring Omar discussion series is a free companion to this year's new opera | Spoleto Buzz

Spoleto's Exploring Omar discussion series is a free companion to this year's new opera | Spoleto Buzz.
On Thurs. March 12 head to the Main Library at 6 p.m. for: Islam and Enslaved Africans in Early Charleston. Brenda Tindal of the International African American Museum moderates a discussion between Charleston County Public Library's historian Nic Butler and The New Schools' professor Hussein Rashid. This year the city celebrates 350 years, which makes it an apt time to discuss all of the city's history, including the influences of enslaved Africans on the introduction of Islam to the Lowcountry.

Do We Still Need Faith in the 21st Century? - Video

Belief without evidence, that’s faith. It’s the cornerstone of religion. For many, it is a centering force that’s essential for navigating life’s mysteries and challenges. But for others, ever-increasing access to information, science, advanced technology has meant a loss of faith, or at least a reckoning with what it means.

https://www.thegreenespace.org/watch/do-we-still-need-faith-in-the-21st-century/

 


Do We Still Need Faith in the 21st Century? | The Greene Space

Do We Still Need Faith in the 21st Century? | The Greene Space.

Belief without evidence, that’s faith. It’s the cornerstone of religion. For many, it is a centering force that’s essential for navigating life’s mysteries and challenges. But for others, ever-increasing access to information, science, advanced technology has meant a loss of faith, or at least a reckoning with what it means.

Sounds of Faith concert at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

This week we feature selections from the December 8, 2019 Sounds of Faith concert at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

According to Dr. Hussein Rashid a religious literacy expert and cultural competency consultant who teaches at the New School in New York,  if you don’t appreciate the religious and spiritual dimension of music you miss the depth of the genre.


Smithsonian Events - Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra presents "Islam and Modern Jazz" - December 8, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30pm EST

Smithsonian Events - Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra presents "Islam and Modern Jazz" - December 8, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30pm EST.
The undeniable link between Islam and jazz music led one critic to proclaim that the faith was the "unofficial religion of bebop." Alongside early converts such as William Evans (Yusef Lateef), Frederick Russell Jones (Ahmad Jamal), Leo Morris (Idris Muhammad), and Art Blakey (Abdullah Ibn Buhaina), many jazz musicians discovered a spiritual foundation that inspired strength and dignity through Islam. From Eastern modes to Western melodies, the impact of Islam on the soul of American jazz ranks second only to that of Southern black churches. In the big band format, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra will present a program of jazz created, performed, and inspired by practitioners of Islam. 
Join us for a pre-concert talk by Hussein Rashid, PhD, lecturer at The New School, and founder of islamicate, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. This concert is part of the Sounds of Faith series, examining the religious roots of American musical traditions. 
Sounds of Faith programming is made possible by the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc.

Scholars of religion and biblical literature object to having conference badges coded and scanned

Scholars of religion and biblical literature object to having conference badges coded and scanned.
Hussein Rashid, independent scholar of religion, also tweeted that he’d seen nothing in his conference registration documents to suggest QR codes were a possibility. The society was therefore retroactively changing its terms of attendance, he said, raising the possibility that someone could refuse to be scanned, be denied entry and later challenge the academy legally.

Sesame Workshop Identity Matters Study | Sesame Workshop

I served as a reader for this project.


Sesame Workshop Identity Matters Study | Sesame Workshop.

Building a positive sense of identity is critical to children’s healthy development and, ultimately, to their futures. Seeing characteristics like their race, gender, and religion in a positive light gives kids a pathway to success in school and in life—and research shows that valuing their own identities helps children grow into more confident and accepting adolescents and adults.