TRAINING: “Addressing Domestic Violence in the American Muslim Community" in Atlanta, GA. Register Today!
KARAMAH, in partnership with Raksha, Inc., is hosting a three –day training focused on domestic violence in the American Muslim community. The goal of the training is to build the knowledge and skills of advocates to effectively serve Muslim victims of domestic violence.
Training content will include discussion of culture and community, legal remedies for immigrant victims, as well as practical skills for service
providers to assess the services and barriers for Muslim victims. By the end of the training, service providers will have a better understanding of the diversity within the Muslim community. This training will also address common misconceptions about Islam and Islamic law—understanding these nuanced issues will help service providers provide appropriate and meaningful service to their diverse clients.
Qasim Rashid Examines The First Amendment in the Global Village and the Age of Technology
KARAMAH maintains an extensive track record advocating for civil rights, freedom of speech and religious freedom issues as guaranteed in the U.S Constitution. The Qura’nic verse “there shall be no compulsion in religion” (Qur’an 2:256), and principles of justice and humanity provide the foundation for KARAMAH’s position. But the debate continues as to the effectiveness of the current U.S. freedom of speech model specifically. In 2011, a Florida pastor made international news when he publicly burned a copy of the Qur’an, followed by scattered protests resulting in the deaths of at least 12 individuals in Afghanistan. This and other events have sparked a debate about the rights and responsibilities of free speech. At what point does freedom of speech infringe upon the rights of individuals’ and communities’ rights to dignity and safety? To investigate this subject, KARAMAH hosted "The Limits of Free Speech in a Global Era: Does America's Free Speech Model Endanger Muslim Americans?" at Howard University School of Law.