Pen Powered Mic I – The Verdict

Pen Powered Mic

Three days of unsettled sleep was enough of an indication that I was overly excited and anxious about the debut event. It had been bubbling in my mind for months, and for it to finally come to fruition was surreal.

Besides the panic that struck me when my laptop decided to go on sick leave on the very day of the event, everything was in place – attendees, participants and guests, and the webinar platform.

The event started at 8pm sharp – which I was determined to do, as Muslims are known to be late for events, so it was about time that script was flipped and dashed in the trash.

Names I recognised and those I was unfamiliar with popped onto the screen as everyone entered the digital venue, seats being taken, mics and speakers being adjusted, and everyone getting comfortable.

welcome to pen powered mic i Welcome Screen

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I am a Sister of Many Scarves

Faith and Values in the Public Square

By: Janice Tufte

I am a sister of many scarves. I wear a scarf to represent justice, a scarf for education, scarves for respect, reflection and worship. Intentional Interfaith education along with dialogue are the first steps for diverse faith groups “to get together to know one another”. The next step is Action. We have been taught in Islam to speak out against wrongs, to use our hands to stop the wrong if discussion is not an option; the least favored way to bring about change is to do nothing. If we Say Nothing and Do Nothing, how are we then catalysts for creating and nurturing a collaborative positive future for our children? I ask you how are we then stewards of the earth if we are quiet? What scarf is the quiet scarf I ask myself? Are many of us humans veiling ourselves with silence?

In Islam it is…

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