A presentation of the Center for Pluralism.
WORKSHOPS ON CULTURE, POLITICS & RELIGION
Diverse Topics – Pluralism in politics, culture, religion, and family
If it is Sunday, it is pluralism
Website – www.CenterforPuralism.com
Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Organization
Building a Cohesive America
Saturday, October 17, 2010 | 7-9:30 PM CST
Sponsored by College of complexes
Speaker Mike Ghouse
Details at – https://centerforpluralism.com/cfp-is-all-about-building-a-cohesive-america/
Muslims building a Cohesive America
Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Presented by MCC Seniors committee and the Center for Pluralism
Speaker – Dr. Mike Ghouse, President Center for Pluralism and a fellow at World Muslim Congress
Details at https://centerforpluralism.com/shaping-americas-future-on-zoom/
YouTube – to be posted ______________________________________________________________________
Speaking Peace in a World of Conflict
Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:30 PM – EST
Presented by the Center for Pluralism
We live in a politically charged climate and dangerous times where religion, fragile relationships, and blind misunderstanding has become a powerful tool to divide people and communities.
In this interactive session, we will talk about how our speech can heal or hurt, create joy or suffering, and determine our happiness.
Details at: https://centerforpluralism.com/workshop-speaking-peace-in-a-world-of-conflict/
Speakers: Soraya Deen and Mike Ghouse will present the program
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgn-UHeomkw
Building a Cohesive India
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:30 PM – EST
Sponsored by Indians Together – a Whatsapp secular group.
How do we build a cohesive India where no Indian has to live in the fear of the other, and everyone must feel secure about his/her faith, culture, and ethnicity.
Speakers: Dr. Pandit Sharma, Dileep Thatte, Dr. Pallavi Gowda, and Mike Ghouse
Details at https://centerforpluralism.com/building-a-cohesive-india/
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2HAm3253io
Muhammad (pbuh) the Peacemaker
Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:30 PM – EST
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did not come in the world for Muslims, he came with a message for common goodness. He was a mercy to mankind and was committed to peaceful societies and he knew one cannot build peace in a vacuum, one has to earn the trust of the society, one has to be truthful, reliable, and trustworthy and around whom others have to be safe and secure. His model was that of the ideal citizen.
Speakers – Mike Ghouse
Details at https://centerforpluralism.com/workshop-muhammad-the-peacemaker/
YouTube – N/A
20th Annual Thanksgiving Celebrations
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 – 5:00-7:00 PM
The Center for Pluralism is organizing this event since 1994, and we have skipped a few years, so it is the 20th Annual Celebration of gratitude. It is an expression of Cultural Pluralism. This year, we will do it virtually with dinner.
- The Sikh Community will be honored for the second time for their service to mankind.
- The annual Pluralist awards to individuals for their work in Media, exceptional community outreach, support the work of interfaith, and one Special Recognition. Nominations are invited with the full biodata and the impact they have created in society. Please send the material to Mike@CenterforPluralism.com – a committee will finalize the awards.
- Recognitions – the interfaith and interracial couples will be recognized for their contribution to building on the idea of one nation.
- Details at www.ThanksgivingCelebrations.org
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWVvcEokcmc
Why should you run for Public office in 2022 (Monthly event)
Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:30 PM – EST
Did you ever feel that if you were a Congressman, Senator, State Representative, or a councilman, you could have done better than many of them out there? If you did, you are qualified to run for that office. You don’t need any background or experience for that, all you need is courage, the rest we can assist you.
– Sam Rasoul – candiddate for Lt. Governor of the state of Virginia
– Karishma Mehta – running forr state delegate of the state of Virginia
– Ghazala Salam – President, American Muslim Caucus
Co-Host: Aliya Khan is a Community Grassroots Organizer and 2016 and 2020 State Delegate for Senator Sanders. Aliyah is a Co-Founder and Board Member of VMPAC
Host: Mike Ghouse, is president of the Center for Pluralism, committed to building a cohesive America where no American feels excluded.
Details at https://centerforpluralism.com/why-should-you-run-for-public-office/
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mvUkVB9dg
Busting Myths about Muslims and Hindus
Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST – 1:30 PM EST
Speakers: Dr. Ram Punyani, Dr. Pandit Sharma, Dr. Nyla Ali Khan, Dr. Shamsul Islam, and Dr. Mike Ghouse will moderate the program and Pinki Pathak will MC the program.
Program details and speaker bios at https://centerforpluralism.com/myths-about-muslims-and-hindus/
The myths and stereotyping have persisted because very few have done anything to change it. Let’s make an effort to understand them. When you work with people of different faiths, ethnicities, cultures, and races, you are bound to encounter conflicts; both real and perceived. The battles may be overt or subtle, but they cause tensions and start pitting one against another. They get entangled in these gratuitous battles instead of enjoying their lives and being productive to their organization, or the community they serve, and even family.
Organized by the Center for Pluralism
WHY SHOULD YOU RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE (Monthly event)
Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:30 PM – EST
If you are passionate about seeing an America that values human rights and safeguards everyone’s way of life, then now it the right time for you to tune into this monthly program. So what does it take on your part? What can we do to help you become a Congressman, City councilperson, or state representative?
Dr. Arjumand Hashmi, Three Times Mayor of Paris, Texas
Puneet Ahluwalia, Contesting for Lt. Governor, State of Virginia
Pious Ali, Councilman, Portland, Maine
Hosted by Aliyah Khan and Mike Ghouse
Bios of speakers and zoom link at
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgWvBLHLNds
DESI GOLDEN OLDIES & GOLDEN MELODIES
Saturday, December 19, 2020- 8:00-10:00 PM EST
Join us to enjoy the Desi (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) songs from the ’50 and ’60s by great singers from DMV and DFW – Vidya Sagar, Urmila Prasad, Vinita Tiwari, Shalini Kapil, Sunder Naidu, and Rizwan Shaikh.
Singer bio’s, poster, the zoom link, and contact information at
30 RIGHTS OF MUSLIM WOMEN IN ISLAM
Sunday, December 20, 2020-12:00-1:30 PM EST
Speakers : Daisy Khan and Mike Ghouse
Zoom Meeting ID 858 8932 1426 | Passcode 417368 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85889321426?pwd=R0NkWUpXZFBNMWNLVXpndngrdTd4QT09
Daisy Khan will present the 30 Rights of Muslim Women