The Understanding Campaign wants everyone in the world to read just one word of Arabic. Fhm (pronounced Fuh'hem) literally means Understanding. Through true understanding we can break down stereotypes and taboos – our mission is to begin with a single word. By joining the campaign you are saying you support empathy and understanding over conflict.
Arabic is spoken by more than 280 million people as a first language. Let's face it, there is a major problem concerning US and Arab relations. Our main goal is to break down those brittle walls of ignorance by saying that we do want to understand more about Arab life, art, and culture.
We need your help. The Understanding Campaign wants to be a non-profit organization. We want to go global. And we want you involved, too!
Once we are funded, we will begin developing more cultural projects that bring the Arab and Western worlds closer. We are planning the launch of a website on which publishers, small presses, and individuals can donate books to Al Mustansrieh University, Al Anbar, and other University Libraries. Contemporary literature and current reference books are almost non-existent in Iraq. This web resource will make it very easy for anyone to donate books to students that desperately need our help.
The campaign is growing fast!
Celebrities, authors, and artists are joining to help. You can too.
Please join our Facebook page and Twitter; help spread the word!
Are you an artist or designer? Go to our website to learn to write Fhm and make your own version. Email it to us and if we like it enough we will use it in the Understanding Campaign.
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