Special Series: Religion and the US Elections - 2012
by Mehrunisa Qayyum
The US relationship with Islamic political parties in the Arab world has been a controversial subject of late – but, asks Mehrunisa Qayyum, an international development and policy consultant, does it miss the point? (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 3 July 2011)
by Joanna Brooks and Tamarra Kemsley
Mormonism and Islam may be two of the most misunderstood religions in the United States. In this second article in a series on religion and the US elections, Joanna Brooks, author of The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith and student Tamarra Kemsley look at the links between the two faiths and the possibilities for a deeper understanding of both. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 10 July 2012)
by Altaf Husain
Muslim American civic engagement has been on the rise, writes Altaf Husain, research fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in this third article in a series on religion and the US presidential elections. But come November, will Muslims take their faith-based commitment to social justice to the voting booth? (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 31 July 2012)
by Nadia S. Mohammad
Religion and politics may be taboo at the dinner table, but they are ever-present subjects in US media. Nadia S. Mohammad, Associate Editor of AltMuslimah.com, looks at some of the ways that discussion on these topics can be improved in this fourth article for a series on religion and politics in the US elections. (Source: Common Ground News Service CGNews), 14 August 2012)
 
 
 
 
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Women of Tunisia: Let your voices be heard!

The women of Tunisia have a decisive role to play in shaping Tunisia's future. Fatma Ben Saïdane reminds women of the power of their vote and the importance of civic engagement.
 
 
 
 
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