Archive for September, 2009
Earlier this year, the MAS BOT issued a new mission statement, but how many of us have really grasped its depth and significance? How does tarbiya fit in to the picture? What will change and what stays the same? The best place to learn answers to these questions is TAM ’09, the only national meeting for MAS members this year!
Still have questions? Read the TAM FAQ
TAM this year is going to be an incredible event that you won’t want to miss. MAS members will be gathering from all over the country to strengthen their belief in the mission, deepen their understanding of the role of tarbiya in the mission, build the skills that will help them become active tarbiya-practitioners, and use critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to tackle some of our challenges.
Session and workshop titles include Tarbiya for Outreach: Learning How to Apply Tarbiya to Organized Events and with all kinds of People; MAS: A Society to Fulfill an Obligation: Examining the Arguments behind the Need for Collective Work and a Movement; Reexamining the Usra: Using Critical Thinking to Evaluate an Important Tarbiya Tool; and Maintaining the Spirit of the Muslim Activist: Renewing our Connection with Allah.
There will also be a Tarbiya Skills Clinic session which will include clinics such as “Dealing with Challenges,” “Youth Counseling,” “Usra Troubleshooting,” and “How to Organize a Tarbiya-Oriented Camp.” MAS leadership will be present at every TAM to answer questions and provide perspective. At night, members will join together in night prayer and uplifting dua.
Who can attend?
For more information on logistics and who can attend, please view the TAM FAQ.
We developed a set of answers to the most commonly asked questions about the upcoming TAMS. Check out the TAM FAQ to learn more about who should come, registration, transportation and program details.
You will find answers to questions like,
“I’m not involved in my local tarbiya work. Can I still attend?”
“When does it start and end?”
“Do we have to attend the TAM closest to us?”
“Do we have to stay at the hotel?”
“Who are the speakers?”
…and more answers to questions you have asked us! Read the TAM FAQ here.
Register today for TAM ’09. Only three days left until the early registration deadline!
Register for TAM here. Early registration ends Sept. 30.
Register for TAM 2009 here. Early registration (and lots of savings) ends in less than two weeks! (Click on flyer to enlarge)
TAM 09: Discover the Mission is just around the corner! Register early to save $50 (or more if you are a family). This year’s TAM theme is Discover the Mission, for every MAS member to embark on a journey of renewal, deepened understanding, and newly acquired tarbiya skills. Click here to register.
East TAM 09, Washington, DC on Oct. 16-18
South TAM 09, Dallas, TX on Oct. 30-Nov. 1
West TAM 09, Ontario, CA on Nov. 6-8
Midwest TAM 09, Detroit, MI on Nov. 13-15
Early registration ends on Sept. 30, and normal registration ends on Oct. 15. You know you’re coming–don’t put off registering and miss the early deadline!
Stay tuned for program details coming very soon. This will be a TAM you won’t want to miss insha’allah!