M. Scott Bortot


The organic, community-led approach to fighting extremism

According to Scottish Detective Inspector Shaheen Baber, it takes a community to counter extremism.

International students challenge extremism

Abeera Akhtar and her colleagues at Pakistan's Lahore University of Management Sciences started the FATE (From Apathy to Empathy) project against extremism.

This Muslim American ‘sees the world through the eyes of Scouting’

After becoming an Eagle Scout and converting to Islam, Abdul Rashid Abdullah continues to volunteer and foster interfaith dialogue through the Boy Scouts.

‘Pick a cause that you are passionate about’

Arshia Wajid, who founded American Muslim Health Professionals, urges everyone to find some hours regularly to contribute to something they believe in.

This Iraqi native saves lives in Virginia

A refugee from Iraq immersed himself in American culture by sharing in one of the core aspects: volunteerism. He's now a volunteer firefighter.

Arabic education on the rise in U.S. public schools

More American public schools are adding Arabic-language learning to their curriculum to teach about diversity and culture.

How Arab Americans make their voices heard

Arab Americans have one of the highest rates of political participation of any ethnic group in the U.S. and serve at every level of the government.
Dog looking at detection training tools (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

This dog has a dangerous job … saving lives

Land-mine detection is a dangerous job. But thanks to one non-profit, dogs are trained and deployed throughout the world to help with the task.

Something you can’t just ignore

Most of the refugees arriving in Serbia "are hungry, tired and terrified, and ​that is something you can’t just ignore,” American Corner program coordinator Marko Bumbic says.