Lekovic Talks About Breaking Out of the ‘Muslim Bubble’ at MSA West

February 28, 2013

Recently, MPAC’s Director of Policy & Programming, Edina Lekovic, joined Dr. Kathleen Moore, professor of Religion at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), for a lively discussion about moving “Beyond the Muslim Bubble” at MSA West’s 15th Annual Conference held at UCSB.

During her remarks, Lekovic asked the 150 students from around the West coast to take ownership of their ability as young American Muslims to define Islam not just through their words but by their actions.

“If you only belong to the MSA, if your only community service is with Muslims, or if 90 percent of your friends are Muslim, you have a ‘bubble problem’,” Lekovic said. “The bubble is not the zone of change, everywhere outside of it is and that’s where we need to be to make a difference.”

Shaped around the central theme “The Blueprint: Strengthen Our Foundation, Construct Our Future,” the conference broke previous attendance records, drawing more 1,200 students from California and beyond. MSA West strives to promote leadership development and spiritual growth for college students and young professionals.

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