In the current political environment and in view of the challenges being faced by US muslims, PICNA and Lutheran Seminary have joined hands to present a series of programs on Islam. The first such program, entitled "Understanding Islam and Muslims", cosponsored by PICNA and Academy of Faith and Leadership, an subsidiary of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, will be held on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Stavros Hall.
The main segment of the program will be a presentation by Chaudhry Sadiq, PICNA President, followed by a Q and A session with a panel comprising of Dr. Carl Evans, Reverend James Thomas and Chaudhry Sadiq.
Ted Goins, President and CEO of Lutheran Services Carolinas, and Chaudhry Sadiq, PICNA President, met over breakfast on Friday, August 5, 2016 to discuss cooperation between their two organizations. Lutheran Services have been settling refugees in the Carolinas for decades while PICNA is coordinating volunteer efforts by the Muslim community for refugees.
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"Under no circumstances, can such a heinous crime be justified," said Chaudhry Sadiq, PICNA President. "This should be considered the act of an individual and must not be associated with his faith, " he concluded.
PICNA, established in 2011, is now five years old. In keeping with it's vision and mission, PICNA has been striving for peace and harmony between people of various faiths and cultures, as well as enlightening the society about true Islamic values and principles.
PICNA and Unity Productions Foundation Join Hands to Combat Islamophobia
Muslim community members and interfaith leaders met over the weekend of May 20 - 22, 2016 to discuss Islamophobia in America and evolve strategies to combat this menace. Two separate events were held at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC, on "Understanding Islamophobia in America", one mainly for the Muslim community and the other comprising interfaith community leaders.
Announcing a new Partnership with Unity Productions Foundation
PICNA is set to break new ground by entering into a partnership with a media organization. "We at PICNA are excited about this new alliance in an effort to fulfill our vision and mission" said Chaudhry Sadiq, PICNA President. He went on to elaborate: "PICNA is entering into a partnership with Unity Productions Foundation, a reputed media organization to combat Islamophobia and create awareness about Muslim history and heritage in America".
PICNA and USC Organize Yet another Successful Program
What is Sharia? Is it really a threat? These and many other questions were addressed in an historic event organized by Peace and Integration Council of North America (PICNA) and USC, Department of Religious Studies at the USC campus on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
The leadership of Interfaith Partners of South Carolina unanimously voiced strong support for Muslims at the start of Interfaith Harmony Month, in a press conference held at the State House on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015.
I fasted for the first time in July 1956 when I was 11 years old. A year according to the Islamic calendar, which is lunar, is 12 days shorter than a Gregorian calendar year. Hence, the month of Ramadan rotates around the solar year. Since 1956, this is the third time that we are witnessing Ramadan in peak summer. I have had the privilege of observing Ramadan in Pakistan in my youth, then for 25 years in the Middle East and for the last 15 years in United States. My memories of Ramadan therefore bear a great deal of variety and diversity.
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