Meeting between some IHW Council Advisers and some young representatives of the community!
During this inspiring meeting which was chaired by Dr. Hoda Amine, Imam Elahi expressed his deep concerns for the "lost generational values" and the growing gap between the youth, their families and the mosques! Imam emphasized on the importance of both education and ethics in saving the new generation from dangerous social threats. He said the universities are for scientific education and the mosques for ethical education and the families must support both!
New youth members expressed the importance of getting youth involved including feeling of belonging and identity through mosques. Some other Advisers suggested energizing the youth by providing resources, financial assistance and a listening ear! Provide and facilitate a place, environment and network to help them get started.
They expressed concerns for the youth. They feel some of the parents are from the "old school philosophy" in regards to culture, principles and values.At this time other Advisers and young participants expressed their views on how to bridge the gaps!
In the next Council meeting more details on better connecting between the youth and the places of worship will be discussed.