Mino Akhtar

Mino Akhtar

Mino Akhtar retired after 40 years in corporate America as a management consultant in IT and Organizational Transformation and became a certified coach, facilitator and conflict resolution specialist. Originally from Pakistan, she grew up on four continents before settling in Bergen County, N.J. 40 years ago, where she lives with her husband Shahid. She has four grown children. She writes a blog www.sufidialogue.com with the aim of spreading unitive consciousness, peace and harmony through cultivating intercultural understanding through her own life stories. She is the author of the forthcoming book Becoming Muslim in Americathe story of how a born Muslim found the spiritual peace of her faith in America.

The Unchaining and The Unveiling

Essay

While it was rare for people to change their positions, the presence of empathy was palpable, whether it was a Palestinian listening to the embedded fear of the Holocaust in Jews and Israelis, or they in turn listening to the violent eviction of one of the attendee’s siblings from their home in Palestine.