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Personal Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Article
The sun rises behind the skyline of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City as people walk through the Empty Sky 9/11 memorial in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 24, 2021. (Getty/Gary Hershorn)

Personal Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Staff and fellows at the Center for American Progress share how 9/11 changed their lives.

Center for American Progress staff and fellows

10 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2018 Article
Hundreds of people gather for a candlelight vigil following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 2017. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

10 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2018

Follow these 10 faith leaders for a moral vision and strong resistance to injustice.

Gwen Calais-Haase, LaShawn Y. Warren

Our Courts Matter for the Muslim Community Article
A teenage boy from Yemen wipes his eyes as he walks with his father and his uncle after arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, February 5, 2017. ((AP/Alexander F. Yuan))

Our Courts Matter for the Muslim Community

The courts are a critical independent check on this unpredictable and dangerous administration’s attack on the Muslim community.

Anisha Singh, Billy Corriher

12 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2017 Article
The Rev. Michael Curry gives a hug before a march and rally against gun violence, on June 28, 2015. (AP/Rick Bowmer)

12 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2017

In 2017, the voices and actions of these 12 faith leaders will be integral to advancing dignity and equity for all.

Tracy Wolf, Claire Markham

When Public Figures Normalize Hate Article
Muslim women pray outside the White House on February 13, 2015, after the murder of three young North Carolina Muslims. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

When Public Figures Normalize Hate

When public figures use their platforms for hate speech, they become responsible for normalizing feelings of bigotry that can lead to hate crimes against innocent individuals.

Sanam Malik

Standing Up Against Islamophobia Article
Volunteers Zahraa Debaja, center, and Zeinab Makki, right, prepare meals from food provided by charitable organizations in Dearborn, Michigan, on April 25, 2014. (AP/Carlos Osorio)

Standing Up Against Islamophobia

Islamophobia is morally wrong and harmful to America’s security.

Sally Steenland, Ken Gude

The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger Problem Article
Ahmed Mohamed and his father thank supporters during a news conference in Irving, Texas. Ahmed was arrested last week after a teacher thought a homemade clock he built was a bomb. (AP/Brandon Wade)

The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger Problem

The recent experience of Muslim American high school student Ahmed Mohamed sheds light on the much bigger issue of Islamophobia in the United States today.

Sanam Malik

What We’ve Learned Since 9/11 Article
Mohammed el-Sioufi, vice president of the Islamic Culture Center, and his wife, Nagiba, are interviewed about the New York Police Department's surveillance of the Muslim community in Newark, New Jersey. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

What We’ve Learned Since 9/11

In order to make our world safer, we need to focus on factual evidence and real threats rather than target entire communities because of their ethnicity or religion.

Sally Steenland

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