Year-end update, summary

As we head into a new year, the American Muslim community, the American public at large, and many public institutions are indebted to you for your support of our work in increasing Islamic literacy and religious understanding through seminars, panels, and interreligious dialogues and encounters. Here are a few testimonials.

Because of your support this year, we were able to teach about and address misconceptions about Islam and Muslims for over 25,000 people through our Islamic Speakers Bureau program, conduct training seminars for 500 leaders in law enforcement, healthcare and corporations, and hold interfaith panels representing three to five major religions for over 100 classes and an audience of 5000 people. These events took place in schools, universities, houses of worship and civic organizations.

We also launched new programs where we certified over 25 Muslim youth speakers through the INGYouth program, mapped and connected dozens of interfaith groups nationally through the Know Your Neighbor-Multifaith Encounters program launched last year at the White House, released new online content addressing Islamophobia and answers to new questions about Islam and Muslims, and co-convened new interreligious theatrical performances and dialogue events commemorating the Exodus story from Muslim and Jewish perspectives and the story of Mary, mother of Jesus (p), from Muslim and Christian perspectives.

In 2017 and beyond, we plan to scale our work even further across the country, working closely with our affiliates, interfaith allies, and education partners. Look for more detailed updates in the next few weeks.

Thank you for your continued support. To make your year-end contribution, please visit our donation page or click the button below.


Maha Elgenaidi
Chief Executive Officer