Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dr. Sofia Khan, Part Two: KC for Refugees

In this second of our two-part interview, Dr. Sofia Khan shares more about her inspiring work with refugees, her Islamic faith and thoughts on immigration in America. You can learn more about Dr. Khan's work, and get involved, at KCforRefugees.org.

I'm so grateful to Dr. Khan, who after this interview surprised me at the mosque as the tour guide for my World Religions Immersion class earlier this month. Here are a few photos from this event, including Dr. Khan with an armful of Qur'ans, gifts for the dozens of guests who showed up for her tour. What a wonderful surprise!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Dr. Sofia Khan, Part One

Here is part 1 of my 2-part interview with Dr. Sofia Khan, founder of KC for Refugees. Dr. Khan has recently received the Bodhisattva Award, the KC Interfaith Council Steve Jeffer's Leadership Service Award, and has been named the Kansas City UN World Citizen of the Year for 2017.
In this interview from her Leawood home, we discuss how her inspiring work with KC for Refugees (www.kcforrefugees.org) began, and the moment she pleaded with Allah, forehead to the floor, about her call to become a champion for refugees.

 Be sure to tune in next week for the second half of my conversation on helping refugees with Dr. Sofia Khan.