Human Rights for Syrians Initiative (HRSI)

Great initiatives are being launched every day to help the Syrians who left their homes and families behind to flee the conflict in their home country, and there is a good number of these initiatives here in United States. The immigration laws in United States are complicated, and for refugees or asylum seekers, it might…

Martin Luther King’s advice for Syria

Had Dr. King still been with us today, he would’ve been 87 years old and I know with certainty, that he would’ve been a supporter of the Syrian uprising. Had Dr. King been with us today, he would’ve used his famous saying, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, to comment on the Syrian…

Actively supporting Syrian refugees: A Syrian’s Lens

An amazing friend asked me yesterday how she could contribute to the Syrian refugees crisis, as she was watching the debate regarding this topic rising but not sure how to be part of the action. Thus, knowing that many friends would love to help within their capacity but aren’t sure who to trust, I am…

Jusoor, Hope and Gerald Doyle!

Last weekend could not have gotten any better. I got to attend the Jusoor Annual Conference and listen to successful speakers talk about their projects and ideas to benefit Syria and help us bring the smile back to our country. The sadness and heart break were apparent in people’s faces and voices as they talked about the…

Father of The Nation

No words can be written to describe the individual and collective loss  – in terms of our humanity – that we faced yesterday when Nelson Mandela, the international emblem of dignity and forbearance, passed away. For as long as he lived, Nelson Mandela stood a symbol of peaceful change; and now this is our mantle…