My friend Chris Abdur-Rahman Blauvelt, Muslim now for 12 years, has struggled with a way to share what he continues to learn about his Muslim brothers and sisters around the world. The Muslims he knows, who represent the huge majority of Muslims around the world, are kind and generous people of all shapes and colors, speaking the same hope and faith in a hundred different languages. But we only see one tiny, twisted aspect of this vibrant faith.
People of all faiths have the right to define their beliefs, instead of defend them.
Rather than standing on a soap box and waving down passers-by, Chris is using his professional expertise to help Muslims with creative, worthwhile ideas launch their visions and realize their most creative dreams. He is the Founder and CEO of LaunchGood, crowdfunding for those who choose to define their beliefs, and not just react to what others think.
Mohandis Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see.” I’m glad Chris listened.