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Jeffery Lang to speak: Where are the youth?
Jeffrey Lang, PhD (Mathematics) will present â€œWhere Did our Youth Goâ€ at the Muslim Unity Center on Saturday, March 10, 2007 from 6:00 â€“ 8:00 pm. Dr. Langâ€™s books, Losing my Religion: A Call for Help, Struggling to Surrender, and Even Angels Ask: a Journey to Islam in America are considered must reads for all Muslim Americans. Tickets are $20 for all ages and include dinner, presentation, question and answer session, and a book signing. Please call 248/857-9200 for more information and/or tickets.
Imam Elahi of IHW speaks at World Summit
Imam Elahi of the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights has asked â€œall the people of conscienceâ€ to stand up and stop Bush from another military attack in the Middle East!
At this time of global crisis the Universal Peace Federation called for a World Peace Summit in Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
Imam Elahi spoke in different sessions of the summit about another dangerous decision by President Bush to escalate military confrontation in the Middle East by sending a third aircraft carrier group to the Persian Gulf. Imam Elahi called any attack on Iran a pure aggression and crime against American values and principles.
The imam asked the Summit participants to act aggressively and strongly to stop another irrational and immoral war in the Middle East that would have disastrous consequences for the whole of humanity. Based on a recent survey by Zogby International, from the 6 American close allies in the Middle East 90% of the people considered the Bush polices and not Iran as a real threat for the region.
Imam Elahi called the current situation in the Persian Gulf â€œanother test for the human familyâ€ and asked all the people of conscience in the globe to speak out and stand against another war in the Middle East.
Imam Elahi made a special prayer during the conference, asking God to make us all true ambassadors of peace and understanding. To work together to remove the obstacles of peace and justice and to bring the light of hope, healing and harmony to all members of the human family, especially those who suffer from the pain of poverty, hunger, disease, war, terrorism, and racism. The imam asked that God help us reflect the message of our divine messengers whose essence was love, logic, justice and compassion.
Halal Cafe at DMUC
The Detroit Muslim Unity Center has opened a halal cafe under its roof. The halal cafe will maintain, on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays, Poetry Nights; on the 2nd Saturday there will be a â€œGame Dayâ€ (bring your own games (Scrabble, chess, cards, etc)); 4th Saturday, TBA.
Wayne State Urban Scholars/Leaders (USL) program is any student that lives in the city of Detroit. Students must have a 2.7 – 3.4 GPA. Students must fill out the application before April. For more information about the criteria for the program and a downloadable application, please visit the USL webpage at:
Detroit Zoo Job Fair
The Detroit Zoo is to hold a job fair to find 200 people for summer Employment as cashiers, sales representatives, guest relations assistants, ride assistants, camp teachers, security officers, Maintenance workers and groundskeepers Applicants must be 16 or older.
The fair is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3 at the Ford Education Center at the Zoo, 8450 W. Ten Mile, Royal Oak. Applications are available at the zoo. For information, go to www.detroitzoo.org or call (248) 541-5717, ext. 3750.
Reps Take Part in Doha Conference
By invitation of His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani, the First Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs to the State of Qatar, and the Saban Center at Brookings, an ADC Michigan delegation participated in the 4th US-Islamic World Forum, themed â€œConfronting What Divides Us,â€ at the Riaz Carlton Hotel in Doha, Qatar, from February 17-19, 2007.
In addition to over 200 prominent scholars, business and civic leaders, the Forum hosted distinguished international ministers and ambassadors, who convened for three days to discuss strengthening and enhancing the ties between the US and the Muslim World. Among the many dignitaries present were H.E. Sheikh Hamad of Qatar, Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa, Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs Syed Hamid bin Syed Jaafar Albar and Mr. Philip Zelikow, former counselor to US Secretary of State Condolezza Rice.
During the three day forum, various panels focused on encouraging constructive dialogue among the participants. The panel themes included the differences between U.S. and Islamic world opinion, the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, media, security dynamics in the Middle East, governance, religion, politics and bridging the divide.
The ADC Michigan Delegation included ADC Regional Director and Senior National Advisor Imad Hamad, ADC Michigan Deputy Director and AWARE President Rana Abbas and Attorney Nabih Ayad, ADC Michigan Advisory Board Chairman. â€œWe are very proud of the State of Qatarâ€™s leadership in championing this dialogue between the U.S. and the Muslim World,â€ stated ADC Regional Director Imad Hamad. â€œSuch dialogue has proven to be essential to building bridges of understanding, and we are honored to take part in this historic forum.â€
H.E. Sheikh Hamad was the guest of honor and keynote speaker at the 2006 ADC Michigan Gala and received ADCâ€™s Global Peace Award for his leading efforts to champion peace in the Middle East and on a global level.
For a comprehensive look at this yearâ€™s forum, visit the Forum website at: http://www.qatar-conferences.org/usislamic2007/index.php.