We are witnessing an upsurge of animosity, misunderstanding and even hate crimes again Muslims. This is a great opportunity for us to learn more about Islam and to counter the hostile image of Muslims being portrayed in the media. Rev. M’ellen is a Sufi minister (the mystical tradition of Islam) as well as a UU minister and for seven years has been part of the national grassroots efforts to stand with American Muslims and stand for democracy. She will share some insights, surprises and lessons she has learned from these years of doing this work. Let’s take back our lives from fear and cultivate friendship and understanding with Muslims. Hopefully some of M’ellen’s Muslim friends will also be able to attend.