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Mike Ghouse
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Attended University of Dallas - M. B. A.,
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KHUSHALI MUABRAK - AGA KHAN'S IMAMAT CELEBRATIONS
Khushali Mubarak | Historic Iftar facilitated by the Rupanis The article may be published in  Huffington Post over the weekend http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ghouse/ HH Aga Khan is ceremoniously addressed as, “Mawlana ...
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HH Aga Khan's 57 years of Imamat of Ismaili Muslim Community
Khushali Mubarak | Historic Iftar facilitated by the Rupanis www.WorldMuslimCongress.com  HH Aga Khan is ceremoniously addressed as, “Mawlana Hazar Imam Shah Karim al Hussaini, His Highness Prince Aga Khan” by the Ismaili M...
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Khushali Mubarak - A celebration of 57 years of Imamat (religious leadership) of His Highness, the Aga Khan.
Khushali Mubarak | Historic Iftar facilitated by
the Rupanis www.WorldMuslimCongress.com URL: HH Aga Khan is ceremoniously addressed as, “ Mawlana
Hazar Imam Shah Karim al Hussaini, His Highness Prince Aga Khan” by the Ismaili
Muslims around the world.   Th...
Khushali Mubarak | Historic Iftar facilitated by the Rupanis www.WorldMuslimCongress.com URL: HH Aga Khan is ceremoniously addressed as, “Mawlana Hazar Imam Shah Karim al Hussaini, His Highness Prince Aga Khan” by the Isma...
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Pluralist Mike Ghouse
It feels sacred to embrace and be embraced by every human on the earth. Thank God for not cutting off that large umbilical cord between me and the creation, and I feel blessed to be connected with everyone. I am in my comfort...
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Blessed to be a pluralist
It feels sacred to embrace and be embraced by every human on the earth. Thank God for not cutting off that large umbilical cord between me and the creation, and I feel blessed to be connected with everyone. I am in my comfort...
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To the Israelis and the Palestinians from Alon Ben-Meir
Prof. Alon Bne-Meir and I write similar pieces and his pieces are always enlightening. - Here is a moderate Jew like this moderate Muslim who speaks up. Mike Ghouse # # # Jul 9, 2014 I have been writing about your conflict fo...
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Khushali Mubarak - A celebration of 57 years of Imamat by HH Aga Khan
Khushali Mubarak | Historic Iftar facilitated by the Rupanis www.WorldMuslimCongress.com  HH Aga Khan is ceremoniously addressed as, “Mawlana Hazar Imam Shah Karim al Hussaini, His Highness Prince Aga Khan” by the Ismaili M...
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Khushali Mubarak to HH Aga Khan and the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims
Khushali Mubarak and Happy Imamat day to HH Aga Khan The Aga Khan strongly
believes and practices in serving the humanity, as it is a strong component of
Islamic tradition called Huqooqul Ibad, the rights of fellow beings. Prophet
Muhammad (pbuh) had said t...
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I am blessed to be a Pluralist, and wish the same to you. Amen
It feels sacred to embrace and be embraced by every human on the earth.
Thank God for not cutting off that large umbilical cord between me and
the creation, and I feel blessed to be connected with everyone. I am in
my comfort zone with friends from every...
It feels sacred to embrace and be embraced by every human on the earth. Thank God for not cutting off that large umbilical cord between me and the creation, and I feel blessed to be connected with everyone. I am in my comfort...
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Hartman Institute Israel Palestine studies
Bold conversations produce bold results and bold solutions, whether they get implemented or not, but they brings clarity to the issue.  If  you genuinely want to find solutions, lay it out on the table, don't hold it.  A few ...
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What a Muslim American Learned from Zionists - Two Muslims share similar experiences
Rabia Chaudry's experience is similar to mine,  indeed, it took me an hour to read her article as I was imagining and relating with her experience.  I particularly like this statement, "The Muslim fellows understood Jewish fe...
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Public Speaker, Author, Activist and a Pluralist
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Keen Listener, Effective Speaker, Conflict Mitigater, Precise communications, goodwill nurturer, Peace maker, Aptitude for Solutions
Employment
  • America Together Foundation
    President, 2010 - present
    Our Mission is to build a cohesive America, where no American has to live with anxiety, discomfort or fear of the other. We believe that if we can learn to respect the otherness of others (pluralism defined) and accept the God given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge. We offer pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. We have designed programs to bring about a positive change through workshops, conferences, seminars, lectures, leadership and action.
  • First City Homes
    Manager, 2006 - 2014
    I have been a management consultant with comprehensive experience in home building and investments for over three decades. At this time, I am serving my friends through First City Homes managing their real estate investments.
  • Home building Companies
    Manager, 1983 - 2006
    I have worked with the following companies doing new neighborhood projects: Ryland Homes (1983-86), Self Employed (1986-97), Grand Homes (1997-99), Drees Homes (1999-2001), Bench Mark Mortgage (2002-2004), Bluffview Builders (2005-06) and First City Homes since 2006
  • Lewis Fire Inc
    Vice President, 1981 - 1983
    Turned around the Texas Oldest and the Largest Fire Protection Companies
  • Fluor Corporation
    Deputy Controller, 1977 - 1980
    Deputy Controller of Finance Department at Fluor Arabia, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It was a $5.3 Billion Gas Liquification facilities development in 5 sites, it was the largest project at that time spread over in Shedgum, Uthmaniya, Ras Tanura, Abqaiq and Jubail
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Dallas, Texas
Previously
Yelahanka (Bangalore), India - Dhahran, Saudi Arabia - Shedgum, Saudi Arabia - Richardson, Texas - Dallas, Texas
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Pluralistic solutions on issues of the day | Respecting the otherness of others
Introduction

My mission in life is to contribute towards building cohesive societies, where no human has to live in apprehension or fear of the other. If we can learn to respect the otherness of others and accept the God-given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us then conflicts fade and solutions emerge.

God has blessed me with an aptitude of mitigating conflicts and nurturing goodwill in everything I do, think, talk and act, and
I have been a life time volunteer, and it is a joy to maintain a healthy balance between earning a living and serving the public.
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I am a public speaker, thinker, author and an activist of pluralism, interfaith, diversity, human rights, Islam, Israel-Palestine, India, and foreign policy. 

My commitment is to educate, inform and entertain public and private groups by offering pluralistic solutions on issues of the day; be it cultural, familial, religious, gender, and social, political or work related Pluralism. I am available to speak at places of worship, workplace, schools, seminars, conferences and as a key note speaker at public events.

To build a cohesive environment to work, socialize and function effectively, we have to learn to respect the otherness of others (Pluralism).

I run a small consulting business and effectively manage my time between business, speaking, writing and serving as volunteer on the boards of non-profit organizations.
 
I am a frequent guest on Fox News, (The Hannity Show), and on nationally syndicated Radio shows along with Dallas TV, Print and Radio networks and occasional interviews on NPR.

I have spoken at international forums including the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, in Melbourne, Australia, Middle East Peace Initiative, in Jerusalem, the International Leadership conference, in Hawaii, and in Washington, World's Philanthropy organization's annual conference in Washington and elsewhere.

A member of the Texas Faith panel at Dallas Morning News and write on issues facing the nation every week and offer pluralistic solutions. I write regularly at Huffington post, OpEd News, and several other papers worldwide. 

Over 2500 articles have been published on a variety of subjects. Two books are poised to be released this year on Pluralism and building a cohesive America.

I was a commissioner at City of Carrollton,  and president of many a organizations including North Texas Cricket Association, Indian Creek Home owners Association,  and Dallas Fashions for Charity etc. A founding member of the board at Memnosyne Foundation, and board of director at Dallas Peace Center, Dallas Home Builders Association and several other organizations.

God has made me an instrument in establishing several annual public events to bring Americans of different religions, ethnicities and races together on common grounds of building a safe, secure and a cohesive America, among them are Unity Day USA, Holocaust and Genocides, Thanksgiving Celebrations. We have and plan to hold workshops and conferences on issues like religion, racism, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, LGBT, gender pluralism and other issues.

Concerned by the political, civil, religious, racial, sexual orientation and economic divisiveness, Mike has initiated and formed the America Together Foundation (ATF), a non-profit entity committed to building a cohesive America, where no American has to live with anxiety, apprehension, or fear of the other. The focus of the foundation is that ‘one must be free to live his or her life to the fullest’.

I firmly believe in our immortal declaration of independence.  
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

I stand firmly for freedom of expression.

I am collaborator and much of my work revolves around the subjects of Pluralism, interfaith movement, politics, cohesive societies, Islam, India, foreign policy, hope and world peace. Over 200 articles have been published worldwide and two books are poised to be released soon. His work is reflected in 4 websites and 27 Blogs indexed at www.mikeghouse.net/ and he Blogs daily at www.TheGhouseDiary.com


It’s a joy to maintain a healthy balance between earning a living and serving the public.
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Finding Pluralistic solutions to issues of the day comes naturally Mitigating conflicts and nuturing goodwill to create cohesive socities Thank God for making me Prejudice freeudice free
Education
  • University of Dallas - M. B. A.,
    Business Adminitration
  • Bangalore University - M.Com.,
    Management & Cost Accounting
  • SLN College of Commerce - B.Com.,
    Banking
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Sardar
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