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Usra Ghazi
Usra Ghazi, Campus Outreach Manager at Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), was thrust into interfaith work with IFYC as a high school senior and became captivated by the need for young religious voices in the media, in global interfaith work, and the mosque community. She worked on literacy initiatives in Chicago with IQRA’ International Educational foundation, and came to IFYC after a two-year stint in Jordan teaching English and doing writing/research work with Islamica Magazine, the Royal Aal al Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought and the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre with HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad.

On most weekends and evenings you’ll find Usra catching up with her family around a pot of tea.

Blog Entries by Usra Ghazi

Fasting, Feasting and Learning on Thanksgiving

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 7:04 PM

"We don't celebrate Thanksgiving. You should always give thanks." A few years ago, that's what you'd hear around my house as Turkey day approached. (The same goes for Mother's Day, "We are Muslim. Every day is Mothers Day!")

Still, as our immigrant status developed into naturalized citizenship, so did...

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Inspired by Abraham to Vote

(5) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 10:33 AM

At age 16, I began to see the Prophet in the sun and the moon. On early mornings I'd lay across my bed and muse at the sunlit dust specks floating across the rays of light, wondering if some of them had once been kicked up by the camels of...

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Dear Neighbor: The Hope of Interfaith Cooperation

(5) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 3:50 PM

Dear Neighbor,

I'm scared. Two weeks ago, a congregation of Sikhs (supposedly mistaken for Muslims) was shot at, and six people were killed. The day after that, a mosque in Joplin, Missouri burned down to the ground in what may be arson. Then on Friday, a man...

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