Sunday, April 28, 2013

Name That Faith

Act 118:  Look for your own headlines.

Can you guess the religions of these influential individuals who impact the lives of many of us daily through their cultural, artistic, humanitarian, medical, scientific, and political contributions?  Please read through all before peeking at the answers at the end.
1. Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of the popular video sharing website YouTube and many of the core components of PayPal, including its real-time anti-fraud system.

2. Associate Director of Equity and Social Justice, Advocates for Youth, a non-profit that provides capacity building services to community based organizations working with youth of color. An organizing powerhouse through her leadership in addressing the current needs and concerns of the international LGBTQ community.

3. U.S. Army Specialist who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Spurred by the September 11th attacks, he enlisted immediately after graduating from high school and was sent to Iraq in July 2006. He was promoted posthumously to the rank of Corporal.

4. Film producer and director, best known for producing the original horror series of Halloween.

5.  Radio personality and voice actor.  Host of nationally syndicated Top 40 countdown and voice of Shaggy in cartoon franchise Scooby-Doo.   

6. 15th director of the National Institutes of Health, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002. Former Executive Vice-Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where his MRI division's imaging research led to major advances in CAT scanning and MRI research, credited with developing novel quantitative imaging methods used for diagnosing cancer, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

7. Neurosurgeon, leading expert in traumatic brain injuries, and the inventor of the Ommaya reservoir, a ground-breaking medical device used to provide chemotherapy directly to the tumor site for brain tumors.

8. Former professional boxer, philanthropist and social activist.  First and only three-time lineal Heavyweight Champion.    

9.  Former columnist for Newsweek and editor of Newsweek International.  Editor-at-large of Time.  Host of popular CNN show and frequent commentator and author on international relations, trade, and American foreign policy.   

10. Democratic U.S. Representative from Minnesota since 2007. Former Executive Director of the nonprofit, Legal Rights Center, which specialized in the defense of indigent clients. Spearheaded an ethic complaint against representative Arlon Lindner concerning remarks about homosexuals in the Holocaust.   In his first week in Congress, voted to raise the minimum wage, for federal funding of stem cell research, and to allow Medicare to negotiate pharmaceutical prices.  


1.    Jawed Karim
2.    Urooj Arshad
3.    Kareem Khan

4.    Moustapha Akkad

5.    Casey Kasem

6.    Elias Zerhouni

7.    Ayub Khan Ommaya

8.    Muhammad Ali

9.    Fareed Zakaria

10.  Keith Ellison

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