Project Nur, a student organization dedicated to promoting religious diversity, especially relating to the Muslim community, will have its introductory meeting for the semester on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m. in Guggenheim, room 3. With chapters around the country, the organization works on both local and national levels to bring awareness about issues of religious persecution at home and around the world. Members will have the opportunity to lead various projects and events throughout the semester and network with student activists around the country.
Project Nur is nationally affiliated with the American Islamic Congress, a nongovernmental organization which works to promote democratic values and religious freedom around the world. Although associated with the Muslim community, the organization is open to anyone and Muslims currently make up the minority of members at CU-Boulder.
We are currently working on a Benefit Night for Doctors Without Borders and their work in Syria in partnership with Amnesty International and the United Nations Association of Boulder. The event will take place Feb. 1, but there are still plenty of opportunities for new members to take the lead on various aspects of the event. For those interested in attending but not participating in the event, an official announcement with more information will be made in the near future.
For more information:
American Islamic Congress: http://www.aicongress.org/aboutaic/aic-mission-and-principles/
Project Nur (nationally): http://www.aicongress.org/project-nur/