Khan to join ACLU-NC’s Board of Directors

Carolina Peace Center is delighted to announce that Faisal Khan has been elected to a three-year term on the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina’s Board of Directors. His aim is to represent his community of all religions, secular, color, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender, and background. We are grateful to all who voted for him and trust in his social justice activism and organizing.

On Justice in Islam and being Muslim American

Faisal Khan of Carolina Peace Center spoke at an event Saturday afternoon by invitation of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Outer Banks. He spoke to what Islam says about justice, and he discussed his personal experience living as a Muslim in America.     His talk included theemphasis Islam puts on justice from a theological point of view and Prophet Muhammad's (Peace be upon him) sayings on working towards justice and peace. Khan also focused on the rise of Islamophobia and how people are being falsely conditioned by various entities to look at Islam and Muslims in negative context. He shared his experience growing up in the US as a Muslim and how his faith expects him to stand...

Outer Banks Organizing

Dare County | Carolina Peace Center is delighted to announce that Faisal Khan has been invited to an Outer Banks (Eastern shores of North Carolina) meeting of people who are politically active and interested to learn more about community organizing and political engagement. His invitation is to teach just that.     Wonderful hospitality from people here who have been sensitive to his fasting and supportive in making sure that his stay is comfortable and convenient. On Saturday he met community activists to discuss on strategies how to better organize groups and how to go about on effective advocacy strategies. In between he went to the beach holding hands with members of the community to protest ocean drilling. Great to...

North Carolina Teachers Rally

Great turnout of teachers, students, parents and activists to support and show solidarity to our NC teachers and education in Releigh. Carolina Peace Center supports for a better pay for our teachers and more funding for a quality education. North Carolina ranks 37th in teachers pay in the U.S. and $9,600 below the national average. According to the NEA report, the average teacher salary in North Carolina has risen 5 percent since 2009 but, when adjusted for inflation, the amount has dropped 9.4 percent.     Our teachers and education is a national priority and necessary legislative actions are needed to improve our education system and teachers pay. Keep lobbying and keep working with advocacy groups and legislators for our...

Living in Sanctuary

Raleigh, NC | Beautiful community event yesterday evening to show support for Eliseo Jimnez who took sanctuary 6 months ago at Umstead Park United Church of Christ. Eliseo has also start making bird sanctuaries and they are being sold to raise funds for him. With no experience, he is doing an amazing job in making these bird houses. We all need to come together and stand up for our brothers and sisters who are going through very difficult time and hardships. Stand up America for justice and equality!

Love A Muslim Day

#LoveAMuslim #LoveAMuslimDay April 3, 2018 Muslim and non-Muslim community members met in the spirit of solidarity and humanity to stand up against Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate.    

Unitarian Universalist Congregation Of Hillsborough Islam and Islamophobia

Unitarian Universalist Congregation Of Hillsborough Islam and Islamophobia Great event at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Hillsborough focusing on pressing issues on anti Muslim hate and Islam. Our event went longer than expected and it was all worth it and even in the end few still decided to stay for a closer conversation. Faisal Khan of CPC was invited as a speaker. After the dinner he began the talk on today’s developments on Muslim Ban oral arguments and how it’s impacting Muslims here and abroad. He also shed light on Islamophobic Policies from CVE to profiling Muslims that was initiated under the reign of previous administration. Touched on statistics related to hate crimes against Muslims in the US and vandalism...

Racism: Community Conversation on Structural Racism, Accountability and Police State

Racism: Community Conversation on Structural Racism, Accountability and Police State Great event this evening in Durham on much needed topic that must take place across the country. Great panelists discussion on the following questions below. You can watch the entire talk on the event page (see previous post). Durham police also participated in the conversation and CPC looks forward to continue to work with them on issues related to racism. Questions 1. Given the historical roots of structural police violence and anti-black racism in our country and local community, what can be done about current issues we are facing as a community in the way(s) that the police and/or justice system handle these issues? 2.What can we do as a...