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Meet Yvonne Maiffei from "My Halal Kitchen"

Posted on: Jul 7, 2012 By: editor In:General

Yvonne Maffei has been cooking and writing since her pre-teen years. When one of her recipes was published in Cooking Light Magazine, Maffei - who had been teaching Spanish, English language and literature for 10 years - switched careers. She created the popular blog "My Halal Kitchen," and now writes about food, travel and healthy, halal living. Her Facebook page has more than 13,000 fans.  Maffei lives in Chicago and teaches cooking classes, gives lectures on healthy eating, and consults schools on how to source healthy, halal ingredients and create tasty healthy and halal recipes for their school lunches.

Muslim Professional Organizations in America: Finding their Role

Posted on: Apr 1, 2012 By: editor In:General

 by: Imran Eba, Executive Director, CAMP. [This article was originally published in the]

At their core, all minority professional organizations aim to offer their members a supportive environment where they can come together, share knowledge and resources, and empower each other to be the best professional they can be.  Over the past several years, I’ve struggled with the question of if/how this core functionality is impacted if the minority group is made up of Muslim Americans.  As a minority group, Muslim Americans have had to face what feels like a near endless series of challenges and controversies in the last few years ranging from a national debate over the proposed construction of mosques across the country (most notably in lower Manhattan), to criticism over a reality television show and most recently the news of the surveillance of Muslim Americans by the NYPD. 

Finding the answer to this question has been a long and at times uncertain journey, but for one organization, the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals or CAMP (one of the oldest and the largest Muslim professional organizations in the country), this journey has given it a greater sense of purpose than ever before.

Connecting Muslim Professionals - January 31, 2012

Posted on: Jan 31, 2012 By: editor In:General

While likely a distant memory by now I do hope you all had an opportunity to rest, relax and recharge over the winter break.  I know we all lead busy lives and I just wanted to take a few minutes to update you on some of the key CAMP happenings including: (1) our Leadership Summit to be held on April 21st (2) our Member Survey, and (3) an introduction to your new CAMP team.

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