It is not. Although we aim to foster dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims and to improve understanding of politics and society in the Muslim world, we do not approach this from a religious perspective. Our focus is on creating a space where we can discuss political, social and cultural developments relating to the Muslim world in order to foster better understanding between members of different faiths and thus strengthen the fabric of American society.
We specialize in holding events related to the Muslim world as opposed to international events in general. We focus on developments in the Muslim world as and when the media covers them but seek to go beyond the headlines to offer deeper analysis. We aim to set up a rapid-response schedule so that we can help provide timely discussions on important issues to address the community’s need for more information. In addition, we convene dialogues and experiential workshops between members of the community who are interested in engaging with each other on issues related to the Muslim world.
We use the “Muslim world” to refer to Muslim-majority countries as well as the Muslim diaspora.