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Let’s Talk: Heather Alex, Her Twins, and No Kids In Cuffs

My name is Heather Alex; I am a full-time mama to 3 wonderful children. My now 10-yr old twin boys have struggled in school since the young age of 4 years old, putting a heavy...

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Minaret Foundation Outlook Overview: 3rd Edition

We hosted a Domestic Violence Policy Briefing in Houston at the beginning of January. Here’s the event roundup: – Senator Alvarado committed to carrying our...

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Outlook Overview

Minaret Foundation Outlook Overview: 2nd Edition

Let’s talk about 2022! Here are some of our successes from last year: Competing In Goodness We hosted our first Competing In Goodness! A competition bringing t...

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Let’s Go Deeper: The Uyghur Crisis

by: Mayha Syed, Student Policy Associate “Inmates turned into bodies without souls,” recollects Sayragul Sauytbay, a 43-year-old Uyghur Muslim woman forced into a reeducati...

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Racial Equality in Faith Traditions

Every Friday afternoon, the Imam at the Mosque announces the call to prayer, known as the athan. Amid the Imam’s recitation of the melodic words in Arabic, people from all cor...

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What You Need To Know About Juvenile Mental Health Courts

Mental health has long been a significant yet ill-approached aspect of the juvenile justice system. As of 2016, between 50-75% of youth nationwide – with around two-thirds of ...

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Let’s Talk Faith and Mental Health

Back-to-school time is stressful- for parents and children alike. The normal anxiety of a new routine, teachers, and classmates is now compounded with the looming threat of CO...

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Minaret Foundation Outlook Overview: 1st Edition

This past month saw significant momentum in advancing our core multi-faith and civic engagement efforts! Our staff has worked hard to unite faith communities and advocate for ...

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Let’s Talk About No Kids In Cuffs

Meeting an old friend after a while can sometimes feel strange or awkward. The first few hours are filled with catching up and filling each other in on what’s been going on. A...

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No Kids In Cuffs

Impact: Restraints on Children

For many, elementary school is synonymous with colorful classrooms and playgrounds bustling with children of all ages. However, the unfortunate reality is that it can also be ...