Club Corner: Muslim Students and Allies

ST. BONAVENTURE University, New York- Student run Newspaper

Cultural club spreads message of interreligious dialogue

Not every cultural club on campus can grab your attention like Muslim Students and Allies. Although it previously existed as Muslim Students Association, Co-President Amina Golden-Arabaty, a senior journalism major, took the club under her wing her freshman year and reinvented it into what it is today. The club’s presidency is shared with her brother, Jordan Golden-Arabaty, a junior strategic communications major.

“I started MSA to create a comfortable environment that facilitates interreligious and interfaith dialogue,” Amina Golden-Arabaty said. “I changed the name from association to allies to denounce the dissociation of others and instead welcome everyone.”

“We aim to raise awareness and break the stigmas that surround issues like Islamophobia,” Jordan Golden-Arabaty said. “We want to reach more than just the student perspective. This is where partnering with the CAIS on events can allow for community dialogue as well.”

More at the source: http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2018/09/27/club-corner-muslim-students-and-allies/

 

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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