Debbie Almontaser

Dr. Debbie Almontaser

The Power of Empathy: A Glimpse into History and a Call for Collective Action

Empathy, often described as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is a fundamental aspect of our humanity. Yet, in the face of conflict, such as the long-standing turmoil in the Middle East, it can be severely tested, often leading us to lose sight of our compassion and empathy for one another. […]

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Visionary Muslim Women: Shattering Barriers in Today’s World

The issue of Muslim female leadership has gained significant attention lately, both within Muslim societies and outside of them. This is mainly because Muslim women have historically faced many obstacles and have been vastly underrepresented in leadership positions. Despite historical obstacles, Muslim women are stepping up as leaders, breaking down barriers, and making a difference

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If Our President Can’t Stand in Solidarity With Pittsburgh, The People Will

On Saturday, Robert Bowers murdered 11 people in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, in the most heinous anti-Semitic attack our country has witnessed. And today, despite the definitive “no thanks” from the Pittsburgh mayor, a local nonprofit with more than 35,000 signatures, and Trump’s own congressional officials––Trump traveled to Pittsburgh to offer condolences for a

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Staying Safe on the Deplorable “Punish A Muslim” Day

We all have a right to feel safe in our homes, houses of worship, workplaces, and in our neighborhoods- and most of the time we are. However, there are times we feel vulnerable in certain places or situations especially with the latest April 3rd Punish a Muslim Campaign. This “Punish a Muslim Day” is a new

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In South Korea, You Leave Your Faith at the Border

Article originally posted on my medium account, click here to see The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang have come to an end with some Olympians who won and some who lost. Among those who lost was South Korea on the lost opportunity to welcome and accommodate the diverse nations visiting their country as prescribed by the International

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