Village View – Week of August 16

Village View – Week of August 16

Thank you to all who joined us on Facebook Live for HuDost’s virtual concert last Monday! It was wonderful to listen to some wonderful music and share a virtual space with you all.

In case you were unable to join us, check out the livestream by clicking this link!

Sufi Message Class led by Shakur | Thursday, August 20| 7:00 PM EDT


Shakur and friends will work on finding ways to achieve a positive outlook and attitude in these challenging times. We will be using themes and meditation, breathing exercises, practices, readings, and discussions to find a more positive path for ourselves.

Join via Zoom with password: 493634

Universal Celebration led by Batina & Wahhab | Sunday, August 16 | 11:00 AM EDT


Greetings and blessings! Instead of a formal Universal Worship service, Batina and Wahhab are leading a Universal Celebration for the Abode monthly service on Sunday, August 16, at 11:00 am Eastern Time.


The theme is “Finding Joy in Troubling Times,” and it will include a lot of music, many celebrants, and opportunities for group sharing. Click here for the link for the service.

In honor of National Peace Month, the Abode will be sharing quotes from Nobel Peace Prize laureates. This week we highlight Yemeni politician and 2011 winner, Tawakkol Karman.


“A journalist by profession and human rights activist by nature, Tawakkol responded to the political instability and human rights abuses in Yemen by mobilizing others and reporting on injustices. In 2005, she founded the organization Women Journalists Without Chains, (WJWC) which advocates for rights and freedoms and provides media skills to journalists. In addition, the organization produces regular reports on human rights abuses in Yemen, documenting more than 50 cases of attacks and unfair sentences against newspapers and writers to date.”

“Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in non-violent struggle for the expression rights, safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work in Yemen.”

For an in depth look at the life and work of the Tawakkol Karman please visit the website we used for this small bio.

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