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Art for a Better World

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“A picture is worth a thousand words.” That quoted phrase, so popular in America for at least a century, has almost become a cliche. Its origin is unclear but seems to stem from the effectiveness of graphics in advertising. It has since come to be applied to any artistic image that can convey something of importance much more quickly than words can, and sometimes convey some things non-verbally that cannot even be expressed in an infinite number of words. Moreover, since art can have healing aspects, as in art therapy, and Islamophobia has been so refractory to being “cured,” art, as presented in the images displayed, may have a place in its treatment.

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  • Art
  • Artist
  • Beauty
  • Images
  • Pictures
  • Prejudice
  • Propaganda
  • Spiritual

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Correspondence to Saad Ghosn .

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Saad Ghosn is the Founder of “SOS (Save Our Souls) Art” and editor and publisher of the yearly For a Better World, Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice by Greater Cincinnati Artists

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Ghosn, S., Moffic, H.S., Hankir, A.Z. (2019). Art for a Better World. In: Moffic, H., Peteet, J., Hankir, A., Awaad, R. (eds) Islamophobia and Psychiatry. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00512-2_7

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