Saadia Ahmad is a recent graduate of the master’s program in conflict resolution at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Mourners hug on March 18 after visiting the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, the site of a terrorist attack last Friday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Politics & Society Short Take
Saadia AhmadMarch 19, 2019
First, reach out to your neighbors and local mosque to show concern and compassion. Then call out those in your life who dehumanize others.
It is understandable to react with anger to dehumanizing speech, but a thoughtful approach can help to de-escalate tensions. (iStock/Juanmonino)
Politics & Society Short Take
Saadia AhmadDecember 06, 2018
Confronted with a political candidate’s Islamophobic language, the author chose not to walk away or to pounce in anger, but to reach across a divide.
Faith in Focus
Saadia AhmadJanuary 19, 2016
We are able to borrow traditions from other religions without compromising our own. This insight defined my interfaith journey as a Muslim at a Catholic college.