World Without Hate (WWH)

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Summery that inspired the connection: For a long time, Rais’s main focus was to build the organization, World Without Hate (WWH). He also invested some of his own money to develop the website for WWH. Day after day, the goals of his efforts were becoming very clear. He also made some criteria on what the organizations will do once it has enough fund to support his ideas on a sustainable, ongoing basis. WWH would undertake a number of events: to host speeches by Rais and other anti-hate crime campaigners, to develop anti-hate curriculum for school-age children in the form of workshops, to stage annual essay and art competitions for high school and college students, to develop a vigorous online and social media sites, to provide scholarship to…show more content…
Despite all the hardship, Rais forgave the person who shot him and took up the cause of preventing his execution. And, even after Stroman’s death, Rais continued to work on teaching mercy and forgiveness to people all around the world. He didn’t cultivate hate in his heart. He cultivated the knowledge of peace and forgiveness. In hook’s reading, we read that “the vital link between critical thinking and practical wisdom is the insistence on the interdependent nature of theory and fact coupled with … experience” (hook 185). Rais’s idea of seeking to know and understand how he can help the poor, the underprivileged, and needy gave him a way to create the whole picture of American lifestyle. Understanding the larger frame helped him cultivate the seeds of mindful awareness and compassion for forgiveness, community outreach and advocacy to abolish the death penalty. Late, Rais built an organization called “World Without Hate” in which he put the theory of forgiveness and peace to practice. He made it the mission of WWH to cultivate forgiveness and nonviolent compassionate action through education. I believe that if people develop certain virtues like friendliness, truthfulness, loyalty, courage, generosity, and gentleness. And above all if they develop virtue of the practical wisdom. Then, they can succeed in thinking for everyone rather than just…show more content…
For me the definition of a True American is not just someone born in U.S. In my opinion, a real American is someone who accepts the equality and diversity of the nation. I believe that being a True American is living in the country and contributing not just economically but also socially and culturally. Again, there is no one answer to this question. Again, this depend on the definition of True American. For one person it could very well be Mark Stroman and for other it could be Rais Bhuiyan. For me, as I mentioned in my definition, it does not matter whether the person was born in U.S. or was born in another country and raised in U.S. I believe that the True American in this book is Rais Bhuiyan because despite his bad experience in America he forced himself to get another job, save money, get his own apartment, take his mother to Mecca, and also help others. The shooting experience did not stop him from forgiving Mark Stroman. It did not stop him from partnering with groups opposing the death penalty for Stroman’s life. Even after the execution of Mark Stroman. Rais did not stop his cause. He continued working on it and built an organization that help victims of hate-crime and teach the ideas of mercy and
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