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Alnadwa FTS believes and promotes reason and scientific thought and methodology for formulating facts and truths. Truth is the degree to which a statement corresponds with reality. Reality is limited to that which is directly perceivable through our natural senses or indirectly ascertained through the proper use of reason and scientific method.

Founders

Mr. Aoun Jaber
President and a founding member of Alnadwa Freethinking Society.

An adjunct professor of Arabic language in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Wayne State University (WSU).


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Adnan Jaber Ph.D
Vice President

Completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he also received his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology in 2010.


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Souad Maadarani MA
Treasurer

A senior psychotherapist at Henry Ford Health system.


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Abbas Youssef Ph.D., MBA
Secretary

An activist in the Arab American community in Detroit Metropolitan area, Michigan. Abbas prefers to be known as a soldier that fights for social justice. 

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Ziyad Nasr
Member at Large of the Executive Board

A vocalist and a musician. Born and raised in Lebanon, moved to the Detroit area in 1983.


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Tareq A. Ramadan P.h.D
Member at Large of the Executive Board

A writer, researcher, and interdisciplinary professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit


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Board Members

Mariam Akanan
Member at Large of the Executive Board
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Wissam Charafeddine
Board Member

Founding member of the Alnadwa Freethinking Society.


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Rewa Zeinati
Board Member

Recipient of the 2019 Edward Stanley Award for Poetry, Lebanese-American poet, writer, and educator


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Hassan Chami
Board Member
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Radwan Dabaja
Board Member

Completed his bachelor’s degree in Biology and GIS Certification from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 


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Hanan Charara
Board Member
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Khalil Elsaghir
Board Member
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Khadija Hussein D. D. S
Board Member
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Raed Mourad JD
Board Member
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A nonconformist. A dissenter.
A skeptic. A rebel. A humanist.
An optimist...

... A freethinker is one, and all, of these at once.
A freethinker is a person who refuses to accept attitudes and opinions at face value, but chooses instead to promote and celebrate our human capacity for limitless levels of innovation, curiosity, and creativity. At least that’s how we, at Al Nadwa FTS, see it.

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