Voices

Saadia Ahmad is the Coordinator for Conflict Resolution at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where she is also a candidate for the MBA program. She is a graduate of Providence College and holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

FaithFaith in Focus
Saadia Ahmad
My heart rate spiked. My hands began to shake and sweat and then turned cold. I was suddenly alert, alarmed. Were we just zoombombed?
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 & SocietyShort Take
Saadia Ahmad
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 & SocietyShort Take
Saadia Ahmad
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 Ahmad
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.