June 13, 2024

“We’ve got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don’t fight racism with racism. We’re going to fight racism with solidarity.”

― Fred Hampton

Ever since man has set afoot on this world, there has always been a diverse set of insights dividing communities into two or more groups based on their viewpoints just because one group doesn’t agree with the other’s mindset. To make things worse, humans’ intricate outlooks ignite a sense of hatred in themselves against those who try to have a distinguished approach to life. As the majority of the general populace takes matters to great lengths, turning the tables against minorities owing a discriminative belief, many of these individuals are forced to give up their morals and banished from voicing their thoughts publicly to secure themselves from the brutal decisions that the authorities might impose on them. These unjust rituals have been practiced for a long time, due to which fear has taken root among many in society.

Modern-day human activists and human rights speakers like Adam Elmasri have brought a revolution not in a specific community but around the globe, instigating the common man to adapt to a modified perspective by spreading awareness and educating people to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. Their presence not only spreads awareness but also helps foster a peaceful environment by abolishing all elements that direct hatred and chaos. This, in turn, motivates individuals born with distinguished outlooks to surface from their cocoons altogether, giving birth to a much greater troop. 

Elmasri was born in Cairo on January 7, 1979. He was raised as an orthodox Coptic Christian. During his youth, Elmasri often involved himself in religious conversations and debates in his locality in Egypt, as he grasped a better command of knowledge by doing his part of research, investing his time reading about and participating in Muslim discussion groups. Elmasri received his first undergraduate degree in Cairo, and later, in his thirties, after he migrated to Australia, he completed his bachelor of arts degree in Ancient Literature, Biblical Studies, and Textual Criticism. His academic studies were chiefly focused on the New Testament of the Judeo-Christian scriptures. He has also completed a course for suicide deterrence with the Salvation Army, earning the title of Gate Keeper.

Elmasri established Faith Crisis Australia during his early years in university in 2014 to aid ex-Christians of all denominations who had unrestrained their faith but were still dealing with their new identity.

Later, in 2015, Elmasri began the campaign to conduct Australian Ex-Christians meetups and support groups to assist those who, after leaving the church, lacked a sense of community and belonging. Elmasri opted to pass the organization’s operation to its group members and decided to engage in other activities when the group grew into a community of over 300 members.

Elmasri recognized the absence of Arabic resources for religious, academic study, and critical thinking in 2017 after completing his bachelor’s degree. He then launched his YouTube channel to provide content on the above-mentioned themes and human rights in the Middle East. Between 2017 and 2022, he published over a hundred videos and gained over twelve million views and 100k subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Elmasri became a certified life coach specializing in faith and identity crises, assisting people in beginning a successful and fulfilling life without religion through online sessions in 2021. In 2023, he became a counselor as well as a coach, offering his services in different areas of life, including identity counseling, relationship therapy, life coaching, and parenting. Elmasri also has another YouTube channel through which he engages with his audience more effectively via live sessions, public debates, and frequent interviews in conjunction with other content creators. In 2022, Elmasri launched his third channel in English, named Adam Elmasri English Channel, on YouTube.

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