Mike Shafarenko

Director, Civic Commons ideastream

Mike Shafarenko

I'm the Director of Civic Commons ideastream and one of its co-founders.

My Recent Activity

The Perceptions of Muslims in America

I responded to Cliff Skalba: Cliff, it appears the Commons works for you again. If it doesn't, let us know. 

Cliff Skalba

Religions and VD have much in common.. Both can be contagious,and both can be  deadly...Penicillin can cure VD.. There is no cure from religion.. Many ask why nobody steps up to stop radical Islam.. I`d say it`s the same... Continue reading

The Perceptions of Muslims in America

Recently on the presidential campaign trail, one candidate said a muslim should never hold that office and another offered no challenge when a supporter declared muslims "a problem in this country." In Texas, a muslim...

Cancer: Your Stories

I responded to Cancer: Your Stories: In October 2009, my dad was having some pain in his stomach/abdomen. A month later, he visited...

National Forum on Local Government Collaboration

I responded to National Forum on Local Government Collaboration : How is your organization funded? If you had to start a new organization or initiative, what would...

National Forum on Local Government Collaboration

I responded to National Forum on Local Government Collaboration :   Some of the panelists have already spoken to this, but it's still worth asking - even if the...

National Forum on Local Government Collaboration

I responded to National Forum on Local Government Collaboration : Hi everyone - I'm the Director of Civic Commons ideastream and I'll be your moderator throughout...

Arab-American Stories Online Forum

I responded to Arab-American Stories Online Forum : Again, if you are of Arab descent - do you see a good number of your community or culture...

Arab-American Stories Online Forum

I responded to Arab-American Stories Online Forum : If you are of Arab descent, please share your story with us. Specifically, what traditions are...

Arab-American Stories Online Forum

I responded to Arab-American Stories Online Forum : Hello and welcome to this online forum, a continuation of the Arab-American stories panel...