Today’s edition of Justice Saturday is an interfaith offering. It is a prayer written by Amina Barhumi, Outreach Director for CAIR-Ohio. Amina offered this prayer at the April meeting of Faith in Public Life (virtual) breakfast meeting. The prayer resonates with many people and organizations working for justice, including Unitarian Universalists. Although the religious language is not our own, Amina’s prayer demonstrates that we are not alone in trying to make this world a better place.
First UU Columbus is an active member of Faith in Public Life.
Amina Barhumi, CAIR-Ohio Outreach Director
Amina Barhumi began working at CAIR-Ohio in February 2020. She is the Outreach Director responsible for organizing, engaging and educating the Ohio Muslim community about various issues such as voting, advocacy, and civil rights.
Amina has called Columbus home for over 10 years, along with her husband and 4 children. She has worked in various non-profits, focusing on efforts that support the. empowerment and engagement of Muslim-American youth. More generally, her interests lie in the area of developing and strengthening Muslim organizations and their corresponding communities.
Amina has earned her degree in Business Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and she is currently an MPA Candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at the University of Syracuse.
CAIR-Ohio is a Chapter of CAIR – The Council on American-Islamic Relations. CAIR is a non-profit, grassroots civil rights organization that was established in 1994 in Washington, D.C. CAIR has grown to be the largest Muslim civil liberties organization with over 35 chapters nationwide. CAIR-Ohio is a 501c(3) opened in 1998 in Columbus and was the third CAIR Chapter nationwide. CAIR-Ohio’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Faith in Public Life – Ohio
Ohio is a crossroads state in politics and a melting pot for faith. Faith in Public Life Ohio brings a unique voice into the media stream by combining faith leader advocacy with strategic planning at the statehouse. These faith leaders play a critical role in shaping public policy and the public narrative. Ohio FPL provides these leaders with the strategic communications tools needed to deploy their voices.