Knew U: Coffee With Converts (Houston)

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CoffeeWithConverts (CWC) is a special social education program to help New or Renewed Muslims share their experiences and obstacles in Islam. The event is held once a month.

I always want to stress that our group is a place for open discussion no matter how much or how little we know about Islam.
The only rules we have for engaging in discussion are

Practicing Consensual Dialogue: Listening actively to those who may have different experiences than you and realizing that sometimes it's okay to be silent. Especially in a support system that is for convert voices to be heard it's sometimes okay to remain silent. Your presence can sometimes give more support than your words.

Equalize the Space:This group is for everyone no matter what you walk of life is. In Islam it's not okay to think you're better than anyone or is it okay to think you're lower than anyone else. That is something we should all keep in mind outside of this group. No matter how long you've been Muslim or if you were born Muslim or not, we are all the same in this group.

The Right to be Human: Realizing that everyone has the right to make mistakes and the right to be unaware. You are a human and so are your peers. Recognizing this makes your life so much easier.

Check Your Assumptions: In this group you don't need to self judge or give disclaimers about your opinions or your life experiences. No one has the right to make assumptions about your intentions or what you believe, if there is any doubt it is okay to question.
These are all more like reminders for things we already know but need a check in every once and awhile

Although we have these guidelines in place and we strive to make everyone feel included and like their voices matter we cannot police everyone so please feel free to contribute at your comfort level.

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By: KnewU: The New Muslim Experience