WISE Newsletter - Summer 2016


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Conferences & Forums
"Human Rights in an Age of Ambiguity" at Fordham University
June 15, 2016 - New York, NY

WISE Executive Director Daisy Khan participated in the Practitioner Roundtable with Zach Hudson, Paul Bentall and Sarah Repucci, in which they discussed the conceptualization and practice of human rights.
"Religion, Conflict and Gender" at Drew University
July 21, 2016 - Madison, NJ

Daisy Khan joined Dr. Kate Ott and Rabbinath Laura Shaw-Frank at Drew University's Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation for an educational forum for international students and faith leaders.
"Social Acupuncture, SDG's & Future Humanitarianism" at the 6th Annual Nexus Global Youth Summit
July 22, 2016 - United Nations Headquarters

Daisy Khan joined Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk, Adolfo Ayuso Audrey, Thomas Johns, Tania Arrayeles Rodriguez, Aaron Berger, and Juan Carolos Kaiten for a discussion about how we can harness the opportunities of increased interconnectedness to have the greatest positive impact and what methods should be used towards attaining SDG's.

"Religion in an Age of Extremism"
Sept. 11, 2016 - JCC Manhattan, NY

Shalom Hartman Institute, in collaboration with JCC Manhattan, hosted a panel discussion on the role of faith leaders in working together to build communities infused with moral sensitivity and societies governed by the highest ethical standards. Pictured from left: Yehuda Kurtzer , Katharine Henderson, Daisy Khan and moderator Justus Baird.
Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan
June 25, 2016 - New York, NY

Daisy Khan spoke with radio host Robin Morgan about Muslim feminism and the record number of Muslims registering to vote in the U.S. Click here  to listen to WMC Live #173.
Launch of FFEU's Muslims Are Speaking Out #MASO Campaign
June 27, 2016 - New York, NY
Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) officially launched their "Muslims Are Speaking Out" campaign to amplify the voices of Muslims who are speaking out against terrorism. Click here to see Daisy Khan's #MASO video, and follow the #MASO campaign on Twitter and Facebook.

Chautauquan Daily: "Daisy Khan, Sr. Joan Chittister Talk Women in Leadership From Interfaith Perspectives"
July 17, 2016 - Chautauqua Institute, NY

Read article here about the lecture, and here about female activism in religious communities.
CNN: "Muslim in America: 'I could use a hug'"
August 4, 2016 - New York, NY

Daisy Khan joined Aasif Mandvi, Dean Obeidallah, Imam Talib Shareef, Saba Ahmed, and Debbie Almontaser to discuss what it feels like to be an American Muslim. Click here to watch.
Documentary Film: Equal Means Equal
Daisy Khan appears in Equal Means Equal , the latest film from documentarian Kamala Lopez - a groundbreaking exploration of gender inequality in the United States.
Watch the film online here.
A New York Times Critics' Pick: read the review here .
Daisy Khan awarded One Spirit Seminary's "Service to Humanity" Award
June 11, 2016 - One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, New York, NY

Daisy Khan received One Spirit's "Service to Humanity Award" for her interfaith work.
LGBTQ Iftar at Chef David Bouley's Test Kitchen
June 24, 2016 - New York, NY

In support of the Trevor Project and Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD), Nadia Samadani and Omar Kathawari hosted a special evening to bring together communities to promote love, unity and empathy. Dean Obeidallah emceed and Daisy Khan offered prayers and explained the significance of Ramadan for Muslims.
Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Iftar
June 29, 2016 - New York, NY

The AJC and Daniel Pincus hosted an interfaith Iftar for their Muslim friends during the holy month of Ramadan. Daisy Khan pictured here with newly appointed AJC U.S. Director of Muslim-Jewish Relations, Bob Silverman .
"Women in Religion: Acknowledging, Claiming, Living Leadership" at Chautauqua Institution
July 15, 2016 - Chautauqua, NY

Daisy Khan and Sr. Joan Chittister (center) co-presented 'Moral Leadership in Action,' moderated by Rev. Joan Brown Campbell (left).
"Muslim Women on the Frontlines: Building Peace, Confronting Terrorism" at Aspen Chapel
Sept. 8, 2016 - Aspen, CO

Daisy Khan discussed her work with WISE in countering extremism by understanding how the voices of extremists and Islamophobes have clogged the airwaves, thereby drowning out the voices of Muslims who are at the forefront of changing perceptions about Islam and Muslims and creating viable solutions to this problem. 



New York Times Bestseller!
Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
by Rabia Chaudry
"Rabia put her heart and soul [into this]. This is Serial come to life. If you liked the podcast, you will love this book ."
- Daisy Khan
You can buy Rabia's book here .
Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
by Sabeeha Rehman
"Read this if you want to understand how an immigrant integrates into American society, and how one Muslim woman struggled to create a community from scratch. The most memorable and hilarious moments are her personal vignettes, including one about an arranged marriage that will bring a smile to your face."
- Daisy Khan


You can buy Sabeeha's book here.

My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration
by Yvonne Maffei
"Amazing that Yvonne managed to mainstream halal cooking through her global recipes. I've tried her recipes and I love them!"
- Daisy Khan
You can buy Yvonne's book here.
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