From Music to History, This Teacher Does It All

This week our blog is hosting one of the 2019 Abdelkader Prize for Educators winners, Jennifer Larson from Decorah, IA. In this post, she will explain how she implemented Abdelkader into her lesson plans for her students and its impact on her classroom....

Emulating Emir Abdelkader’s Actions Today

Written by Reem Esseghir   The story of Emir Abdelkader is one of courage, humility, and justice. One of the greatest examples of justice seen in his lifetime is during the Emir’s time in Damascus, Syria in the late 1800s. During this time, the Christians of...

A Word From An Educator…

October 13, 2019 Christina Cone This week our blog is hosting one of the 2019 Abdelkader Prize for Educators winners, Christina Cone from New York. In this post, she will explain how she implemented Abdelkader into her lesson plans for her students and its impact on...

Tolerance: Drawing inspiration from the Emir in the modern world

“If you think God is what the different communities believe – the Muslims, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, polytheists, and others – He is that, but also more. If you think and believe what the prophets, saints, and angels profess – He is that, but He is still more....

The Emir’s Legacy in Algeria

August 4, 2019 Written by Reem Esseghir   I am currently sitting on a balcony overlooking the city of Dellys, Algeria. Some of my most cherished memories have happened in this country, one whose culture and heritage I’ve grown incredibly proud of. The pride I...