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The Communications Circle formed in December 2007 in response to the partial closing of our main offices to conserve financial resources. A group of beloveds organized to work on making sure communication continued for the tariqa as a whole, using whatever vehicles existed or could be created using volunteers. A small, dedicated group emerged and has developed a monthly bulletin, quarterly newsletter and this new website.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



2009 Priorities - Communications Circle Minutes 2/4/09 Print E-mail

Minutes from 2/4/09 Communications Circle Visioning: Part II – Priorities 

In attendance:  Guests: Mahbubbah Bartholemew, Lake Tahoe; Kabira Halima Chew, Palo Alto; Amina Pryor, Seattle; Circle Members: Wahida Kass, Virginia; Rifqa Quereau, Austin 
Moderator:  Wahida Kass    Note takers: Rifqa Quereau & Wahida Kass 

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the needs and proposals identified at the Jan 21 meeting and identify the top priorities on which the Communications Circle should focus in 2009. General comments and observations from the guests about their communities and what’s important to them:   

  • A national calendar of events is very important for helping beloveds plan.  Inshallah workshop leaders could also consult it when planning dates for their classes so as not to conflict too much with other desirable offerings.
  • One community started using a Yahoo group, but with 25% of the community not wanting to use it, they have gone to a straight email list for communicating.
  • Some are missing the big picture and feeling disconnected.  Experiencing a lack of coherence and unity as a member of the tariqa.  Teleconference calls are a key way to connect.
  • In some areas beloveds are very scattered, so the sense of unity is missing.  Email doesn’t always get people’s attention these days.  Calling more and talking directly feels more satisfying. 
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2009 Communication needs and priorites Print E-mail

2009 Communications Projects: Needs and Proposals

Needs (no particular order)

A. Increased awareness of website as a resource for information
B. Increased awareness of our national identity and character
C. Wider delivery of general tariqa news and information
D. Greater sense of connection with our leaders (national and local)
E. More person to person communication
F. More input from beloveds about what they need
G. Increased attention to needs created by difficult economic conditions

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Communications Circle Proposal (May 2008) Print E-mail

SSC Website Development Plan Proposal
Prepared for the Shadhiliyya Sufi Center Board (May 2008) (Approved)

This document proposes a website development plan for the national tariqa of Sidi Muhammad Al- Jamal. The vision of the Communications Circle for communication in the tariqa includes a vibrant, dynamic, beautiful and professional website that serves both to bring Sidi’s teachings to the world and to support and build community among beloveds. Below is a proposal for a type of web technology which we think will allow us to make a solid start toward reaching this goal as quickly as possible, while factoring in our current lack of budget and staff available for such a project, important as it is.

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Communications Circle Vision Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008 07:21

The Communications Circle formed in December 2007 in response to the partial closing of our main offices to conserve financial resources. A group of beloveds organized to work on making sure communication continued for the tariqa as a whole, using whatever vehicles existed or could be created using volunteers. A small, dedicated group emerged and has developed a monthly bulletin, quarterly newsletter and this new website.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2008 20:01
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