Shaping America’s Future on Zoom

Dr. Mike Ghouse   October 10, 2020   Comments Off on Shaping America’s Future on Zoom
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Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 2L00 PM – 3:30 PM EST
by MCC Seniors
AS MUSLIMS HOW DO WE BUILD A COHESIVE AMERICA?
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87633298939?pwd=UjIxZ2Vna3ZxRHh5V1NTUHdhSWVudz09

Dr. Mike Ghouse, a Public Speaker, pluralist, thinker, author, organizer, business and community consultant, newsmaker, and an interfaith wedding officiant, also the founder and president of the Center for Pluralism in Washington, DC, will discuss how each of us worries about the future, particularly about our way of life, jobs, retirement, children, and grandchildren’s future. 

We want to feel secure about who we are religiously, politically, socially, racially, sexually, or other uniqueness.  All we need is to live the way we want to live comfortably in a hassle-free environment.  Yet, Mike asserts that the Trump administration is sowing the seeds of discord, division, and pitting one American against the other, including policies that are resulting in Black lives matter, the White supremacist, and other uprisings creating tensions. 

He argues that we have a choice to reluctantly accept what comes our way, or choose to shape the future we want.  Mike concludes that we are against the current administration’s policies and need to correct the course to put America back again on the road of secure living for every American, and shape America’s future to be a nation where every American feels secure about his/her way of life. 

NOTE: His latest book, “American Muslim Agenda”, is a primer, a road map, and a Blueprint for Muslims to build a cohesive America. Three more books are on the horizon. America’s Future, Future of Interfaith, Pluralism, and Standing up for others. See also http://www.TheGhouseDiary.com
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MCC Seniors Committee, presents
“As Muslims how do we build a Cohesive America?”
Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST  

Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87633298939?pwd=UjIxZ2Vna3ZxRHh5V1NTUHdhSWVudz09

Meeting ID: 876 3329 8939 | Passcode: 532643 

Dr. Mike Ghouse is a Public Speaker, pluralist, thinker, author, organizer, business and community consultant, newsmaker, and an interfaith wedding officiant.  He has appeared in over 300 national television appearances and over 150 talk show radio discussions nationally.

Dealing with Fox News has produced two positive results; Sean Hannity has stopped bashing about the Quran, and Stuart Varney has stopped using the phrase Muslim terrorism and Islamic terrorism.

Mike is the founder and president of the Center for Pluralism, and a fellow at the World Muslim Congress, a think tank in Washington DC. 

We want to feel secure about who we are religiously, politically, socially, racially, sexually, or other uniqueness.  All we need is to live the way we want to live comfortably in a hassle-free environment.   

He argues that we choose to reluctantly accept what comes our way or choose to shape the future we want. As Muslim Americans, we can shape the future we want for us in our retirement and our children and grandchildren to live without apprehensions.

NOTE: His latest book, “American Muslim Agenda,” is a primer, a road map, and a Blueprint for Muslims to build a cohesive America. Four more books are on the horizon. America’s Future, Future of Interfaith, Pluralism, and Standing up for others. See also http://www.TheGhouseDiary.com


What is a Cohesive America?  List on the following pages.
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What is a Cohesive America?

 What is a cohesive America? Briefly, it is an America where each of the 330 Million Americans feels secure about our uniqueness, be it our faith, ethnicity, race, culture, or any other distinction.

  Each of us worries about the future, particularly about our way of life, retirement life, children, and grandchildren’s future. All we want is to live without apprehension and to live comfortably in a hassle-free environment. 

The current environment sows the seeds of discord, division, and pitting one American against the other. Their policies are resulting in Black lives matter, the White supremacist, and other uprisings creating tensions.  

What we have not done is prepare to deal with the conflicts emerging from social interactions from the diversity of people. It is how we deal with each other and treat each other’s otherness that determines the future where we all can live a secure life with the least tensions. 

We have a choice to reluctantly accept what comes our way, or choose to shape the future we want. Most of us plan our lives about our incomes, family, home, retirement, and our kids and grandchildren’s future. We also prepare our businesses to deal with the economic vagaries to sustain and grow. 

One of the significant sources of conflict comes from our interactions with fellow Americans. It is how we deal with each other and treat each other’s otherness that determines the future where we all can live a secure life with the least tensions. 

Wherever you go, be it a place of work, worship, playground, school, restaurant, theater, or other public gatherings, you will find a display of diversity in every which way. You will also see people of different faiths, races, and ethnicities interacting, working, studying, intermingling, playing, and even marrying each other.

These interactions are bound to create conflicts. We have to prevent such conflicts, so each member of the society can live securely with their faith, culture, gender, race, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.

We have already witnessed how old citizens feel about new citizens, immigrants, or new members of any society. It is not a phobia, but a natural feeling of losing one’s way of life, control, and world.

Much of the phobia is learned from observing our parent’s attitudes towards others, learning from our friends, sermons from our clergy, and of course, the news media, social media, teachers, and politicians. Because we trust them, we instantly form opinions about others without even knowing them. As responsible individuals, we must strive to strip stereotyping and build pathways to ensure our society functions smoothly, whether it is the workplace or our neighborhoods.

We need to reassure each other that together as Americans, we are committed to safeguarding the American way of life. No American needs to worry about losing his or her way of life. Together as Americans, we uphold, protect, defend, and celebrate the values enshrined in our Constitution, a guarantor of our political and social structures that each one of us wants.

Let me state this clearly, “My peace and tranquility hinges on the peace of people around me,” and “My safety is tied to the security of people around me.” It behooves me to build societies where everyone feels secure; it guarantees my security and my tension free life.

The current environment sows the seeds of discord, division, and pitting one American against the other. Their policies are resulting in Black lives matter, the White supremacist, and other uprisings creating tensions.  

  America is God’s own county and is blessed with everything in the world from every race, faith, ethnicity, nationality, and all the seasons and topography and much more. We are a world in ourselves.

 The Center for Pluralism will continue to bring non-stop actions in bringing Americans together from different faiths, political affiliations, societies, and cultures and be a catalyst for a safe and secure America for each of us as we move through this transition.

What can you do to build a cohesive America? You will walk away today with a few easy to do things to contribute towards building a cohesive America.

More at www.CenterforPluralism.com


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