Congressman Keith Ellison is the first Muslim to have been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and he has played a powerful role in introducing the Tikkun perspective into public policy debates by asserting that homeland security is best achieved through generosity rather than domination, and that our well-being depends on the well-being of everyone else on the planet.

Ellison subtitles his book My Faith, My Family, Our Future. With characteristic modesty and clarity, Ellison lets us into his own development, the struggles he faced as a child and teenager, and his conversion to Islam, which completely shocked his Christian family. He takes us into his campaigns, showing us where he stumbled and how he recovered. He also offers a window into the inside maneuvering that occurs in Congress. As he describes how he has dealt with the anti-Muslim hysteria he has encountered, he manages to teach us...

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