Amir Al-Islam

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Amir Al-Islam "is currently a Distinguished Lecturer of African American History and Islam and World Civilization at Medgar Evers College (CUNY) in Brooklyn. Through his work in multi-religious organizations, Professor Al-Islam has contributed towards the cooperation and collaboration between people of various religious, ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds locally, nationally and internationally. During the past two decades, he has participated in international peace and interfaith initiatives such as the UN Conference on Social Development in Copenhagen, 1994; the World Conference of Religious Leaders at the Vatican, 1995; the UN World Habitat II, Istanbul, 1996; the Millennium World Peace Summit at the UN, New York, 2001; and the World Parliament of Religions in South Africa, 2000; and in Spain, 2003.

"Professor Al-Islam was one of the first Muslims to participate in an interfaith conference in Auschwitz, Poland and was also instrumental in establishing one of the first interfaith councils in Sierra Leone, West Africa. This multi-religious body—The Inter-religious Council—was instrumental in negotiating the peace settlements in Sierra Leone in 2005. He has served as Senior Advisor for several World Youth Peace Summits held in Bangkok and Sarajevo in 2005 and established by the World Council of Religious Leaders and the Global Peace Initiative for Women, which bring together youth leaders from around the world to address critical social issues.

"Professor Al-Islam is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), a community-based organization with diverse constituencies that organizes, provides direct services and engages the arts in working for social justice and serving humanity in the inner city. He was the former Secretary General of the World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations, U.S.A., a non-profit international interfaith organization. Additionally, he served as Secretary General of the World Conference on Religion and Peace USA, and was a founding Director of the Joint African / African American Muslim Commission on HIV/AIDS and Orphaned Children located at the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem, New York." [1]

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  1. Amir Al-Islam, accessed November 28, 2008.
  2. Whos who, The Shabazz Center, accessed August 4, 2009.