Ehsan Zaffar

Ehsan Zaffar
Ehsan Zaffar is a civil rights advocate, educator and policymaker and the founder of the Los Angeles Mobile Legal Aid Clinic, which helped to pioneer the delivery of mobile legal care to vulnerable populations in California and across the nation.

Three Ways Faith can Guide Advocacy

"But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream" – Amos 5:24 NIVWhat does it mean to live a moral life?I have studied religion as a man of faith and as a civil rights attorney and advocate who has fought for religious freedom across...

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Toward a Progressive Populism

POPULISM IS RESHAPING our world. Anti-establishment messages are resonating with voters worldwide. In the past, democratic institutions of the post-World War II West have kept in check long-standing tensions. But a long-slumbering world is waking up to problems that...

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Fight Hate. Support Victims. What you can do

Here's what I'll be talking about to folks visiting Washington D.C. this inauguration weekend on behalf of Stand With Me:Fear and hate are rising in this country. The first thing you can do to combat this problem is to commit to fighting this problem. Doesn't...

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A Spike in Hate Crimes

As the election campaign progresses, it is difficult to ignore the continued intolerant and hateful rhetoric against groups perceived to be a threat. Whenever there is a domestic terrorist attacks, irrespective of who causes, we see a rise in hate crimes against...

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Syrian Refugees Deserve our Help

The sound of planes flying overhead evoked a deep memory in me. A shudder escaped my shoulders, and my body tensed up until the fighter jets passed. The sounds hadn’t come from the sky but rather from my television, and the fear these sounds awakened in me were from...

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Principles of Faith-Based ADR

Part One – Sulh: Islam’s path to reconciliationA boy and a girl shuffle along, stalked by the shadow of poverty, disease, violence, and death. They are on their way to work at their father's shop; but it's doubtful they'll even make the short distance, let alone work...

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