An abridged version of this article was published by Religion News Service. Ehsan Rehan had never imagined he would end up in Washington, D.C. When he left Pakistan for the last time in 2012, his final destination – by way of New York – was Canada, where the 22-year old asylum seeker had a support network … Continue reading Escaping Pakistani persecution, an Ahmadi activist finds refuge — and purpose — in US
After scoring big at home, aspiring astronaut gets a chance to pursue her dream abroad
To 16-year old Aiman Fatima, self-motivation came at a young age. She remembers when she was about 11, and came in fifth in her final exams at school. Her scores were above average, but Aiman was crushed. She vowed that day to top her class next year, and began studying harder. Fast forward a few … Continue reading After scoring big at home, aspiring astronaut gets a chance to pursue her dream abroad
Once a victim of religious intolerance, a Pakistani immigrant joins the fight against it at home
A young Pakistani Muslim immigrant to Washington has built a platform for fellow immigrants to come together and do their part to promote peace and tolerance in Pakistan. Her biggest motivation is an unbreakable bond with the country she grew up calling home -- in spite of the systemic persecution her community has faced there for decades.