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Woven Wings Live Podcast Featuring Shariq Ghani

Listen Now On Apple Podcasts: Building Multi-Faith Coalitions for Civic Change Embracing Stories That Bind Us: Introducing Woven Wings Live Podcast In a world seeking au...

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Advocacy Weekly Child Welfare Committee Member Feature

November Featured Committee Member: Sohail Arshad

Raha Jafari, our Outreach and Program Manager, sat down with Sohail Arshad from our Child Welfare Public Policy (CWPP) Committee. A quick bio from Sohail: “I am...

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How We Honor International Religious Freedom Day

Written By: Noor Saleh, Former Policy Analyst This is a repost from October 2021. October 27th is International Religious Freedom Day, an opportunity to celebrate the fr...

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Trauma and Youth In the Juvenile Justice System

Written By: Rhea Nayak, Juvenile Mental Health Fellow Psychiatric disorders and mental illness are disproportionately high in minors involved in the juvenile justice system...

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Juvenile Mental Health Courts: A More Holistic Strategy 

Written By: Rhea Nayak, Juvenile Mental Health Fellow Approximately 50 to 75% of the 2 million youth involved in the juvenile justice system meet the criteria for one or mo...

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Restraint and Seclusion: Why the Federal Government Should Intervene Despite Having a Limited Role in Education Policy

Written By: Owen DeFao, Student Policy Associate Traditionally, the federal government has a limited role in education, as state laws typically govern the rights of student...

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Minaret Foundation Outlook Overview: 5th Edition

Announcing our new staff and Summer 2023 interns! New Staff at Minaret Foundation Fatima Shah joins us as our Administrative Coordinator. Fatima is pursuing her...

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Five bills, Five LAWS! We did it!

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news: Governor Abbott has signed his signature on not one, not two, but FIVE of our groundbreaking bills, turning them into LAW! Ou...

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Take a Look: Austin City-Wide Iftar

We are excited to share highlights from the 2023 Austin City-Wide Iftar on April 2nd. Held at the Asian American Resource Center, this event celebrated unity and Muslim civic ...

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Recap: Legislator and Uyghur Survivor Press Conference

“Inmates turned into bodies without souls,” recollects Sayragul Sauytbay, a 43-year-old Uyghur Muslim woman forced into a reeducation facility. Imprisonment and genoc...