Entries categorized "Networks"

AAR 2014 Schedule

My appearances at the American Academy of Religion 2014.



Organizing Committee


Social Science Research Council

Theme: New Media, New Audiences: Making the Study of Religion Online



Contingent Faculty Task Force

Theme: Contingency in Religious Studies: A Roundtable


Contemporary Islam Group

Theme: Making Muslim American Musics 

Consuming Qawwali: Hollywood and Muslim Devotionals


Moral Injury and Recovery in Religion, Society, and Culture Group

Theme: Extending Moral Injury: Examining Moral Injury as an Interdisciplinary Resource for Scholars and Practitioners 

Where Am I From?: Bullying, The Immigrant Muslim Experience, and Moral Injury


Council on Foreign Relations

Theme: Sectarian Conflict in the Middle East


Everplans Advisory Board

I recently joined the Advisory Board of startup called Everplans. From the website:

Given how important this topic is, we think end-of-life deserves the attention that people give to other important life events like marriage, birth, and career change. Even though there are resources available for many of the bits and pieces of this process, there’s nothing out there that knits it all together into a single, clear end-to-end view of what needs to get done.

Our mission is twofold: 

1. To empower you to make confident decisions about how you want to be treated at the end of your life
2. To encourage more advance planning to help you and your family avoid having to make stressful, expensive decisions under pressure

I am honored to have been asked. You can find out more about Everplans on the website, or in this interview with the founders on the Wall Street Journal. 

2012-2013 AMCLI Fellow

Proud to announce that I am part of Cohort V of American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute. 

Current Fellows | Center for Religion & Civic Culture.
The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) develops and trains American Muslim leaders who are committed to civic engagement. AMCLI strives to empower these pioneering leaders to realize their full potential, and in doing so, have a more effective and sustained impact on the issues affecting their communities, and America at large. Our nation is stronger when all citizens participate in shaping our democracy.

What's So Threatening About All-American Muslim?

My latest blog for Our Shared Future.

What's So Threatening About All-American Muslim?.
What the show really is is a threat to the FFA. Here is a popular show that anyone can watch at any time, and it shows that Americans are Americans, regardless of their faith. It’s not very scary. The other option that makes the FFA’s case is to believe that hundreds, if not thousands, of people involved in the production of the show for TLC are complicit in a cover-up that millions of Americans who recognize their stories in the episodes are going along with.

Visiting Scholar Virginia Theological Seminary

Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) welcomes Dr. Hussein Rashid to campus this week as the Center for Anglican Communion Studies’ (CACS) Visiting Muslim Scholar. During his eight week stay at the Seminary, Rashid will teach a course entitled, "Not so Common Stories: Prophets in the Qur’an and the Bible.”

“Dr. Rashid’s enthusiasm for interreligious engagement, vast experience, and engaging demeanor will make him extremely popular with our students,” said the Rev. Robin Razzino, interreligious officer for CACS. “Having a scholar with his background will allow VTS to continue to offer students opportunities to be in conversation with others who can help inform their ministries."

Virginia Seminary Welcomes Muslim Scholar Hussein Rashid

Thanks to the Luce Grant, we are delighted to welcome to the campus Dr. Hussein Rashid. With a PhD from Harvard University, he describes himself as a 'proud Muslim and native New Yorker'. He has his own 'in between' ministry for he teaches at both Hofstra University and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. With a range of fascinating interests from the impact of 9/11 on Muslim adolescents to emerging Muslim-American musics, he is a cutting edge scholar with an international reputation.

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