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Say No to Hate: Rev. Fahed AbuAkel

The greatest problem facing USA citizens today, is how to become a global citizen without having an imperialist or colonial mentality. The greatest problem facing Atlanta today is how to move from the white and black mentality to become a multicultural city in action and not in words only.

Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel is a Palestinian Arab Christian who has been with the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 1978. AbuAkel is the founder of Atlanta Ministry with International Students, Inc., and was the past moderator of the 214th General Assembly Presbyterian Church (USA).

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Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel: The greatest problem facing USA citizens today, is how to become a global citizen without having an imperialist or colonial mentality. The greatest problem facing Atlanta today is how to move from the white and black mentality to become a multicultural city in action and not in words only.

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Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel: The best way to solve our problems is through our education at home, school, places of worship and in our community, city, state, and nation. Today in the USA we have people who are citizens and come from more than 175 nations. Can these new citizens help us become global without being imperialist? The answer is yes. The city, state, nation, and both political parties must begin having a diverse leadership to help us become a multicultural society in which everyone has a seat at the table with both voice and vote.

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Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel: The best grassroots activism in the 21st century is to get involved in both political parties and be elected to a city, state, and federal level. The question to all of us is to challenge people to get involved and let them know that they can make a difference.

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Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel: Today social media is becoming a very important alternative and effective way to share different narratives.

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Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel: JVP (Jewish Voice for Peace) and the Georgia chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) . Both of them give us the news about things in our city and state.

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Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel: The faith community, with the business community and the civic community, need to have a united front and one voice to “say no to hate.” Salaam.




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