Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Journal of Muslim Mental Health

The Journal of Muslim Mental Health is published by Muslim Mental Health, Inc.

There is a blogger who has started the Muslim Suicide Survivors Association (MuSSA). There is a Facebook group with the same name.

Environmentalism in Palestine

Interactive slide show presentation about a Ramallah-based group of hikers in Palestine, and a video from Raja Shehadeh, the founder of Al-Haq, a Palestinian human rights organization. These multimedia presentations are part of a NY Times article profiling his book, Palestinian Walks: Forays into a Vanishing Landscape.

I also recently had a blog post about a video discussing environmentalists in Iran.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Sister Ellen Francis of the Order of Saint Helena, in Augusta, GA!

Knowing that I live in a relative backwater of the world, I am quite happy to report that Augusta, GA, USA is now the home of Sister Ellen Francis of the Order of Saint Helena and a member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. I look forward to her helping Augusta become a better place to live, and I hope I can learn a lot from her.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Georgia Tax Credit Program for Private Schools Deserves Attention from Muslims and Other Religious Minorities

The Augusta Chronicle's article of August 4, 2008 entitled "Tax credit program helps open private school doors" alerted me to an important development in Georgia to which Muslims should pay attention. From what I understand, taxpayers in Georgia can decide to allocate a portion of his or her state taxes to go to a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) rather than to the state. The amount of taxes, however, is still the same.