2017 IS THE YEAR OF AMERICAN INTEGRATION
The Center for Pluralism is committed to Restoring America’s Harmony
The Catholics, Baptists, Mormons and several others on the religious front, the African Americans and Jews on another front, and the LGBT Community have all integrated well into the society despite the tensions now and then, they are all referred to Americans!
Even though the Mexican Americans and Muslim Americans are referred as such, they are not American enough, they are the other to the others. It is no one’s fault, it is simply human nature and every new group has to go through the process of becoming a part of the group, and when they do, their language changes. You can clearly witness it, they will get defensive if some one criticizes America or American culture, and they no longer use the language “them” or “Us”. They no longer refer to the others as Americans, because their gut tells them they are as American as anyone. It becomes a part of their psyche to consider themselves Americans. That is the ultimate day Muslims and Mexicans will be fully integrated.
The Center for pluralism is committed to facilitating opportunities for such integration. One by one, the Mexicans and Muslims will understand the difference between assimilation and integration. In assimilation you lose much of who you are, where as in integration you remain who you are.
My assignment in Washington DC with American Muslim Institution ends in January 2017 and I am going full blast with the center for pluralism.
INTEGRATION OPPORTUNITIES GALORE
All our activities are geared to mitigating conflicts & Nurturing goodwill
- Workshops on understanding Religions | We are doing the 3rd set of 13 religions now
- Celebrating Festivals of Faiths | Was held on 12/18/16
- July 4th Celebrations | All communities will be invited
- Thanksgiving Celebrations & Awards | 19th year of celebrations
- Reflections on Holocaust & Genocides | 12th year of commemoration
- Unity Day USA | 13th year
- What do Americans Want? | A conference planned with extreme left and right Americans
- Do American Muslims want Sharia? | 3rd event planned in 2017
- Does Quran promote violence? | 2nd event
- When will Muslims become a part of the American Story?
- Racism, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Homophobia | All planned and some done
- Hinduphobia, Xenophobia, Misogyny | Planned
- Bringing Americans Together, we are one people and one nation
cfp is committed to build a cohesive America where no one has to live in apprehension or fear of the other.
By working at it, we will learn to respect the otherness of others and accept the God given uniqueness of each one of us. We live our lives and let others live theirs.
Whether you are white, black, yellow or brown; whether you are a Protestant, Baptist, Lutheran, Evangelical, Mormon, Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Atheist, immigrant or from the LGBT community or any grouping, and whether you are Rich, poor or live within your means. You cannot feel safe unless people around you are safe, and you cannot run from place to place chasing security either, how far will you run?
What needs to be done is build cohesive societies where no one has to live in tensions or fear of the other.
If you have been thinking of doing something about it, seeing to it that your kids, grand kids, or even yourselves ( when you choose to retire), would like to live a tension free life.
Either you do it yourselves, we will put those programs up for public to use anywhere, our goal is not who does, but it gets done.
We are creating models for people to do it on their own.
if you don’t have the time, but have the money, and want to see the work is done, please consider donating generously to America Together Foundation – a non-profit organization.
Based on the tremendous success we have had over the years, we are establishing our memberships in 2017 and also calling on donations for the first time in 30 years.
$ 00,100.00 Donation
$ 00,500.00 Annual Membership
$ 02,500.00 First payment towards Life Membership
$ 05,000.00 Life Member supporter of the organization (payable in 2 payments)
$ 10,000.00 Board Member (attend annual meetings)
$ 15,000.00 Key Sponsor of a major event
You can send the check to “Americans Together”
3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75234
All the donors will be listed by their names
If you are serious and believe in “Pluralism – respecting the otherness of others”
please join us. We can be a catalyst for a great change in 2017.
List of accomplishments by Mike Ghouse
Mike Ghouse, President
(214) 325-1916 | Washington, DC
Center for Pluralism aka America Together Foundation
Pluralism studies in religion, politics, society and culture
www.CenterforPluralism.com | Mike@CenterforPluralism.com