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Saud Anwar

The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan: A First-Hand View

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Dr. Saud Anwar

In December of 2015, I traveled to Jordan, where I had the opportunity to observe, first hand, the status of Syrian and other refugees. The purpose of my trip was to determine what we can do, collectively, to lessen the burden.

Moving Beyond Our Comfort Zones: Seeking Signs of Peace in Israel and Palestine

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Dr. Saud Anwar

While religion has been used as a tool to divide people, it can become a bridge that unites them. That is why my colleagues and I spent several days studying the Talmud and attending synagogue. It had the effect of deepening both our understanding and respect for the people, their culture and heritage.

The "Warm Communities" Project

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 05.26.2016 | Good News
Dr. Saud Anwar

The winter of 2015 was relentless, in New England. Record cold and unprecedented snowfall sent even the heartiest souls in search of shelter. On February 16, 2015; the high temperature was 14 degrees.

The Role of American Muslims in International Peace

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Dr. Saud Anwar

As Americans, we are concerned with protecting our people and resources, as well as providing humanitarian assistance whenever possible. It is not always that the 'mightiest of sword' that wins the wars; it is the 'truest of heart.'

Society and Children

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Dr. Saud Anwar

The Israel-Hamas conflict has flared into violence, once again. It seems that these two contiguous people cannot find a way to peacefully coexist. There is more to this story. For anyone who treasures human life -- especially the lives of children - the last few months have been painful.

'Smoke and Mirrors': Eliminating Tobacco from Pharmacies

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Saud Anwar

I urge every smoker to talk with his/her doctor about various methods to stop smoking. Please consider adding your voice to those who hold individuals and corporations accountable for their choices. With the right mirror, we just might make the smoke disappear.

Having Faith in a Community

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Dr. Saud Anwar

When I took the oath of office, as the newly elected mayor of the South Windsor, CT, the fact that I am the first mayor of the Muslim faith in CT, was the last thing on my mind.

Muslim-Americans: Bracing For A Backlash

Christopher Alessi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Alessi

Adil Najam, a Pakistani-American professor at Boston University, took his 12-year-old son aside before sending him off to school last Wednesday. He to...