Tunisia’s revolution wasn’t televised

By Lolla Mohammed Nur, The Minnesota Daily Two weeks ago, most University of Minnesota students were probably busy enjoying their long-awaited winter breaks and gripped by the tragic shooting in Arizona. So it’s no surprise that most students didn’t hear about Tunisia’s revolution when it began brewing last month. But had the first successful Arab revolt in the past generation occurred at any other time, we would have probably still missed it because of the small amount of media attention outside Arab and Francophone countries. Read the rest of Lolla’s article here.

Local Human Rights Award Recognizes Interfaith Work

By Autif Sayyed, American Muslim Community Center Representatives from the three churches and Saleem Adam of American Muslim Community Center, second from left. On May 20, the City of Eden Prairie honored American Muslim Community Center (AMCC) and three churches–Eden Prairie United Methodist Church, Pax Christi Catholic Community and Prairie Lutheran Church–with its annual Human Rights Award. The award was in recognition of our participation in planning and executing the Interfaith Worship Service Program in 2006 and 2007. These events brought together hundreds of people of different faiths to celebrate the commonalities held by all and to promote peace, tolerance, Read More …