Kids4Peace mourns the loss of Ahmad Amara, who died last week at age 87. Ahmad was the Muslim advisor for Kids4Peace North Carolina and served as an activist for peace and interfaith understanding until his last days.
Ahmad was born in Jaffa, Palestine in 1927 to a devout Muslim family. He studied in Edinburgh, Beirut, Madrid and London and had a global career as a scientist and business leader, before settling in Asheville, North Carolina.
Most recently, he was a teacher in the community on topics like Islam: Religion and Politics, Myths and Realities; History of Medieval Spain; Islam: Faith & Way of Life; Middle East Contemporary Affairs; History of the Middle East; and History of the Arab People.
Ahmad was a wise and generous peacemaker, and Kids4Peace will miss him deeply.