Online Private screening of the documentary “Same God.”

View the documentary at your convenience. 

Discussion 7 pm (ET) Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sponsored by:
The Interfaith Fellowship of Augusta and
The Islamic Society of Augusta

In partnership with
CSRA Women’s Interfaith Network,
Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, and
Aiken Interfaith Partners.

In December 2015, the political rhetoric against Muslims was escalating. Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African American political science professor at Wheaton College—a prestigious evangelical school outside of Chicago—wanted to show support for Muslim women. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook. “I love my Muslim neighbor,” she wrote, “because she deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity… we worship the same God.”

Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure.

A Zoom meeting is scheduled to discuss the movie. The movie director Linda Midgett will join us.

Please register to attend the discussion meeting to receive the instructions on how you can watch the movie before the Zoom meeting. You can watch the movie at the time most convenient for you.

When: October 20, 2020, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlcumrrTkpG9Msh8XHu7BbgbRnd6764zr0

After registering for the meeting, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Later You will receive a separate message with instructions to watch the movie anytime before the October 20th discussion.

Please note that the “seats” are limited, and registration will be closed once the limit is reached. But you may invite friends as long as “seating” is available.

If you have questions, please contact Aladien Fadel (Vice President, Interfaith Fellowship of Augusta) at alfadel@hotmail.com.


Movie Website https://samegodfilm.com/

Movie Trailer https://samegodfilm.com/synopsis/ or https://youtu.be/8S5oknWnlKM

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Dear friends and neighbors

We miss our monthly opportunity for us to meet together at our mosque.


We ask God to keep you safe and protect us all from the hardships that we are facing.

We can always take a positive attitude and accept the challenges presented to us. We will continue to support each other and work together.

We can take this as an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with God and re-build our faith.

Here is a video from the archives of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta that we like to share it with you.

UUCA Sermon 3/12/2017 “What I Love About Islam ” – Rev Dr. M’ellen Kennedy https://youtu.be/2qk82WFmh9A


UUCA Sermon 3/12/2017 “What I Love About Islam” – Rev Dr. M’ellen Kennedy

Islam and Democracy in the US

Our previously planned April program (Muslim Women: Myths and Facts) has been postponed (tentatively to June 4, 2020) due to the opportunity to have a special speaker.

Professor Mohammad Fadel from the University of Toronto a renowned expert about Islam and Democracy is our special guest speaker.

April 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM

As a precaution due to concerns about the coronavirus, ISA plans to Live Stream this event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ICCAOpenHouse/.

Mohammad H. Fadel is a graduate of Evans High School (1984) and is now a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, which he joined in January 2006. He wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on medieval Islamic law while at the University of Chicago. He received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1999, was admitted to the Bar of New York in 2000 and practiced law New York City between 2001-2005. Professor Fadel also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Professor Fadel has published numerous articles in Islamic legal history and Islam and liberals

Town Hall about Islam

March 5th, 7:00 pm

The panel members

Imam Jawad Rasul

Imam Jawad Rasul is the Imam of the Islamic Society of Augusta

At the age of 17, he became the Imam in a Masjid in Queens. He remained busy continuing to develop, holding several positions in different institutions throughout his career, he has delivered well over a thousand speeches, lectures, or presentations in mosques, Muslim Student Associations and other organizations.

Imam Jawad also holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications Arts with a major in Film and Video Production and an unofficial minor in Political Science from City College of New York.

Victoria Ugur Clare

She holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina. She worked in Production Planning at Club Car and in Procurement at Bechtel National.

Victoria studied Islamic theology and practice in numerous programs under various scholars in the US and abroad, including completing an Islamic Study diploma course from iSyllabus in the UK

Victoria is active in numerous Islamic, interfaith, and charitable activities.  She co-founded interfaith dialog programs in Las Vegas, called “Women in Dialog for Understanding,” and in Augusta, called CSRA-Women Interfaith Network.

Dr. Adel Bakr

Dr. Adel Bakr holds a Ph.D. in Water Resources (Hydrology) from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He is now a professor at Georgia Military College since 2005.

He has been active in interfaith dialogues and in presenting various Islamic topics to civic and religious institutions in the US for over 35 years. He offered a series of lectures on Islam and Islamic arts and culture to the Academy of Lifelong Learning of the University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Screening of “In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey”

Links to learn more about the Civil Rights Stuggle

Augusta museum http://lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/

The King Center in Atlanta http://thekingcenter.org/


National Museum in Washington, DC https://nmaahc.si.edu/


In Los Angeles, Japanese-American National Museum http://www.janm.org/

In Jackson, Mississippi, the International Museum of Muslim Cultures http://www.muslimmuseum.org/

Statement of Islamic Society of Augusta, Regarding Attack on Tree of Life Synagogue

The Islamic Society of Augusta (ISA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific attack on Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday (October 28, 2018). We join with all Muslims and other faith organizations across the country, noting that the heinous and cowardly attack is totally inconsistent with the tenets of our faiths. Islam’s holy book, The Qur’an, says (paraphrased) “If one murders an innocent person, it is as if he murdered all of mankind.” Indeed, American Muslims today feel as if they were attacked along with America’s Jews.

Our hearts are filled with grief and sympathy for the congregation of Tree of Life, especially the families of those killed or injured in the attack. We express our solidarity with the Jewish community during this time of shock and grief.

Our members with means are contributing to national Muslim organizations who are collecting donations to support the synagogue. Muslim representatives in Pittsburgh offered to assist the suffering congregation, whatever their needs.

Just as important as tending to short-term needs is finding a way to eliminate mass killings in the future. These tragedies are becoming a recurring phenomenon of our society. They happen with increasing frequency in schools, concerts, and other public places, but, most sinisterly, in places of worship. We recall vividly the similar attacks on a Sikh temple in Milwaukee in 2012, an African-American church in nearby Charleston in 2015 and a church in Sutherland Springs, TX in 2017.

Our national leaders are not taking seriously the need to curb religious intolerance and gun violence, so it falls upon individual citizens to do so. Americans must come together to restore civilized values to our society and embrace respect and understanding between all faiths and races. We must demand an end to political rhetoric that inflames bigotry and breeds violence, whether it is overt or by inference. We must not elect politicians who embrace extremists.

We pray that God will enable our efforts to engender the peace that we so desperately desire.