We cannot resolve the Syrian, Yemeni and Somalia atrocities until we adhere to justice.
Blaming the Quran for terrorism is not only demonstrably false, it wastes precious resources that could be spent on stopping war and famine.
The violence takes many forms and can happen all the time or once in a while.
An important step to help yourself or someone you know in preventing or stopping violence is recognizing the warning signs listed on the "Violence Wheel." ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM!
for those who seek to understand the effects of trauma and violence and want to explore innovative ways of engaging communities about the reality of people’s experiences with violence.
Trauma is experienced both on an individual level, like an injury or bruise, and on a collective level, where trauma affects a system of people and is socially produced and maintained.
Children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused and/or neglected.
And while Islamophobes and Isis will both go on ignoring these three facts, the Quran, the Prophet Muhammad and Muslims worldwide continue to champion them. Quran 3:8 pre-emptively calls out people who cherry pick as “perverse” people, declaring, “…those in whose hearts is perversity seek discord and wrong interpretation of [the Quran].” But don’t some verses of the Quran in fact say, “kill them where ye find them? Islam is a practical faith that permits self-defence in certain strict situations. This included a three-year starvation boycott from which his wife Khadija later died. Next, Muhammad sent some companions to seek refuge in Abyssinia under a Christian King, and Muslims still didn’t fight back.Susan Burton is a CNN Hero, a Starbucks “Upstander,” a Soros Justice Fellow, a winner of Harvard’s Citizen Activist Award, founder of the internationally-recognized non-profit A New Way of Life, and someone that Michelle Alexander has compared to Harriet Tubman. D., is president and chief executive officer for The California Endowment, a health foundation established in 1996 to address the health needs of Californians.She is also one of the millions of American women who have been incarcerated—in her case over 15 years—for non-violent offenses. During his tenure at The California Endowment, the foundation has focused on the health needs of underserved Californians by championing the cause of health coverage for all children, reducing childhood obesity, strengthening the capacity of community health centers, improving health services for farm worker and ex‐offender populations, and strengthening the pipeline for bringing racial and ethnic diversity to the health professions.And it ignores the fact that as Somalians suffer a massive famine Western media virtually ignores them – as it has ignored the Syrian crisis for the last several years.Yet with attacks in Egypt, London and Syria, critics default to blaming the Quran, citing its allegedly “violent” verses.