The latest encore story featured by our media partner, The Christian Science Monitor, is that of Moina Shaiq of Fremont, California.

Like many Americans, Moina was profoundly affected by the events of September 11th, 2001, but as an Arab-American, she was concerned that her Muslim faith could make her a target of hostility. So she dove head first into volunteerism in her hometown.

But after the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, she began to feel that community service wasn’t enough. She decided to take action, and placed an ad in the local paper inviting people she didn’t know to join her at a neighborhood café and “Meet a Muslim” in person.  One hundred people showed up at that first meeting – and her gatherings have been growing ever since.

Read The Christian Science Monitor story about how Moina’s interfaith, and interpersonal, passion has become her encore.

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Published: May 9, 2016

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