Civic Engagement

Failing the Uyghurs: The Path Forward

Join us today as we talk about the multi-faith response to the ongoing injustices and imprisonment of the Uyghur people by the Chinese government. We're in conversation with Rushan Abbas the Executive Director of Campaign for Uyghurs and Mustafa Aksu, Program Coordinator for the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

State of Policing: HPD & Faith Leaders

Triggered by the murder of Mr. Floyd, police departments around the country are under fire and close watch, especially after a surge of audio and video evidence of abuse of power by officers sworn to protect their communities. In Houston, Chief Acevedo has acknowledged the need to work with communities for safer and better policing, and in the face of criticism has doubled-down on the need to work together to move forward through relational policing.

Q&A: Sri Kulkarni for Congress

Join us as we have a conversation with Sri Kulkarni, running for Congressional District 22. Every week, leading up to November, we'll be interviewing candidates in key races. Our 45-minute conversations are meant to highlight candidates' fundamental platform, positions, and relevant domestic and international concerns important to our community.

Let's Talk Census!

Learn about the history of the census with EMGAGE's Census Director Nabila Mansoor, Imam Tauqeer Shah, and Nader Abualnajar from the US Census Bureau.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Join us as we hear from changemakers on the front lines discussing how our social and legal framework continues to encourage racial and economic injustices for our friends in the black community. We’ll be joined by Fort Bend County District Attorney Brian Middleton, Council Member Abbie Kamin, NAACP’s Bishop James Dixon, and Imam Tyerre Boyd of Masjid Warithuddeen Mohammed.

Elected Officials of Houston Offer Their Eid Greetings

We asked our elected officials to send in Eid greetings for the Muslim community, and 32 of our BI-PARTISAN leadership sent their videos! In our diverse city, we are BLESSED to have leadership who values the voices of our community and recognizes our enormous impact. This begins a new tradition in Houston insha'Allah (God willing).

Change Has Arrived: HPD, City Hall, and the Future

Join us as our Director has a straightforward discussion with Council Member Letitia Plummer and her actions to bring bold change to city hall and our police force.

Tribal Neglect

Did you know that federal authorities fought AGAINST direct aid to sovereign Native nations? And, until recently, didn't get a dime from the $8 BILLION that was allocated to their communities.

Politics and Faith: How Spirituality Guides Our Decisions

Elected officials are charged with making the best decisions for their constituents, and sometimes, those decisions aren't easy and may come with unintended consequences. Whether it be the economy, criminal justice, education, or healthcare, each decision elected officials make has the potential of impacting tens of thousands of lives with immediate effect.

Inside City Hall: Council Member Plummer

Join Dr. Basem Hamid of Wasat Institute as he has a frank conversation with freshman City Council Member Dr. Letitia Plummer.

Supreme Court Matters

Did you know that in the past session the Supreme Court addressed many important issues related to religious freedom? Join us today at noon as we have a discussion with Attorney Arsalan Safiullah about recent cases the Supreme Court ruled on and how it impacts our day-to-day and our lives as Muslims.

Q&A: Mary Nan Huffman for Harris County DA

Join us as we have a conversation with Mary Nan Huffman, running for Harris County District Attorney. Every week, leading up to November, we'll be interviewing candidates in key races.

Searching For Scapegoats

COVID-19 has revealed the search to scapegoat a community to distract or blame for our current issues. We're joined by OCA-Houston, Houston Coalition Against Hate, and ADL-Houston as we talk about standing for others.