Atlanta, Georgia: Compassion Games to Kick off on September 11 with “Muslims for Life” campaign by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Source: examiner.com

On September 11, 2013 the city of Atlanta will commence its first ever “Compassion Games, Survival of the Kindest” at the Atlanta Friend’s Meeting House in Decatur.

The credit for bringing this amazing initiative to Atlanta goes to Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta (FAMA) along with Neshama Interfaith Center (NIC) and theInterfaith Community Initiatives (ICI). The idea offers Atlantans the opportunity to increase their level of compassion so that this city could become more tolerant, kind, safe, just and peaceful place to live.

Compassion Games is a program of theCompassionate Action Network International, a worldwide network founded on the Charter of Compassion that “transcends religious, ideological and national differences”.

Although, differences in the human race are meant to create uniqueness, beauty and versatility, sometimes they lead to hate, intolerance and unkind attitudes. Therefore, in a world where chaos, destruction, unrest and war are on the rise, there would be no better time to promote compassion, kindness and goodness.

While various faith communities are working towards building the bridges of understanding, it has also invoked an awakening in the American Muslims. After the 9/11 attacks, many started showing unfavorable views towards Islam that is also depicted as an increase in hate crimes against Muslims.

So, it is not surprising that many American Muslims becoming more active to create awareness among general public about the real teachings of Islam that revolve around peace, compassion, tolerance and kindness. “Muslims for Life” campaign is a nationwide blood drive campaign initially launched on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. As the organizer, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community U.S.A has held 645 blood drives in the last couple of years and have collected 22,973 pints of blood to… continue reading at examiner.com

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