Shua Khan Arshad
Associate of the Center
Shua Khan Arshad is delighted to be part of the JCM community at Merrimack College. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to participate actively in various events at the Center for JCM Relations and enjoyed every bit of it. Shua has always been fascinated by cultural diversity, as she has spent time living and traveling throughout South Asia, the Middle East, North America and Europe. These experiences inspired her to take steps in creating an Intercultural and Interfaith Organization. She is a Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) Executive Board Member, President of the Groton Interfaith Council (GIC), and a Muslim Chaplain at Groton School. She has also worked as a mentor for the Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI, 2013 - 2014).
Her constant yearning to improve relationships, social environments, and health keeps her involved in multiple projects. Besides the projects mentioned above, she is an official trainer for the Values over Violence Project (VOV), a program to train youth and adults to examine their emotions, which trigger anger, rage, and depression. Shua’s eagerness to transform narratives into action led her to become involved as a member of Daughters of Abraham, an interfaith book club, and Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (SOSS) Boston Chapter, which helps build bridges and fight hate between Jewish and Muslim women.
Currently, Shua is pursuing ethnography on the topic of Culture and Conscious Parenting. A topic she is very passionate about because she believes that sense of respect and acceptance of one another begins at home. Besides this, she is also the founder and co-creator of an Intercultural and Interfaith calendar, currently in its third year of publishing.
M.A. Intercultural Relations, Lesley University