Americans for Informed Democracy's Hope Not Hate initiative works to ensure that young Muslims and non-Muslims see a more effective and harmonious vision for the future of U.S.-Islamic relations. AID coordinates town halls and videoconferences to raise awareness about how the U.S. and the Muslim world can work together to deter a growing division. The series has engaged more than 20,000 students and citizens in two hundred communities from Macon, Georgia and Vermillion, South Dakota to Amman, Jordan, and Jakarta, Indonesia.
Religions for Peace - USA gathers representatives of religious communities in the U.S.; promotes multi-religious cooperation for peace and justice; builds on the spiritual, human, and institutional resources of its communities; enhances mutual understanding; and acts for the common good.
As the premier youth exchange organization in the United States, AYUSA strives to deliver the highest quality programs to students, host families, schools and communities. A commitment to excellence is the first goal of our highly trained professional staff.
The Islamic Society of North America has served the Muslims of this continent for well over forty years. During this period ISNA has provided many invaluable services to the Muslim community of North America. Most manifest of course, is the ISNA Annual Convention, which, since its very inception has been a meeting place of people and ideas. In addition to building bridges of understanding and cooperation within the diversity that is Islam in America, ISNA is now playing a pivotal role in extending those bridges to include all people of faith within North America.
The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding provides practical programs to prevent the growing problem of verbal and physical conflict based on religion. We are a non-sectarian not-for-profit that works in schools, workplaces and in areas of armed conflict.
MSA National is a student movement, providing a broad platform for Muslim students of all diverse backgrounds for the past four decades. MSA National serves Muslim students during their college and university careers by facilitating their efforts to establish, maintain, and develop chapters of Muslim Student Associations, Unions, Organizations, and Islamic Societies.
The Muhammad Ali Center is both a destination site and an international education and cultural center that is inspired by the ideals of its founder Muhammad Ali. The Ali Center's innovative exhibits, educational and public programming, and global initiatives carry on Muhammad's legacy and inspire exploration of the greatness within ourselves. Much more than a place that tells the story of one man's journey, the Ali Center reaches beyond its physical walls to fulfill its mission: To preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be.
Meridian International Center is a non-profit institution that promotes international understanding through the exchange of people, ideas and the arts. Established in 1960 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Meridian offers a wide array of outreach, exchanges, and arts programs.
The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation brings together people and groups who actively practice, promote and study inclusive, high-quality conversations. Collectively, we seek to nurture justice, respect, and democracy throughout society using dialogue, deliberation and other forms of collaborative communication. We believe that elevating the quality of thinking and communication in organizations and among citizens is key to solving humanity's most pressing problems.
The Public Conversations Project is a Boston-based nonprofit that uses dialogue to improve relationships and understanding among groups and individuals on opposing sides of divisive public issues. These conversations usually result in diminished polarization and hostility, increased trust and respect, and can lead to collaborative action. The Public Conversations Project's mission is to guide, train, and inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to constructively address conflicts that involve different values and worldviews.
The Buxton Initiative brings together leaders of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities for the purpose of discussion and dialogue. The model of dialogue is built on an atmosphere of trust among the participants. The goal is to promote education, tolerance and understanding among the monotheistic, Abrahamic faiths.
The Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding was founded in 1993 by an agreement between the Fondation pour L'Entente entre Chretiens et Musulmans, Geneva and Georgetown University to build stronger bridge of understanding between the Muslim world and the West as well as between Islam and Christianity. The Center's mission is to improve relations between the Muslim world and the West and enhance understanding of Muslims in the West.
Our Voices Together was started by 9/11 family and friends whose response to losing someone through terrorism is to generate good from tragedy, and create a better world through personal action. Through a network of organizations and individuals, Our Voices Together promotes international volunteering, global philanthropy, student exchange, interfaith and intercultural dialogues and much more.
Common Tables is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization with a global vision of peaceful coexistence. The goal of Common Tables is to bring together people of all faiths and cultures through a worldwide framework of 3 million people by the end of 2008. Our objective is to establish 750,000 small dinner groups that overcome barriers, misconceptions, and fear-based thinking about diversity and inclusion to recognize one single truth - we have much more in common than we do in difference.
The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs was created in office of Georgetown's President, Dr. John J. DeGioia, in March 2006. Through research, teaching, and outreach activities, the Berkley Center builds knowledge, promotes dialogue, and supports action in the service of peace.
Public Agenda is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public opinion research and civic engagement organization with a mission to help citizens better understand critical public issues and to help American leaders better understand the public's values, concerns and views. Since its beginnings in 1975, Public Agenda has been a pioneer in the practice of public engagement, with hands-on experience in hundreds of communities and on dozens of tough issues.
Founded in November 2006, Conversations Book Club has set a new standard for all literary organizations. We not only discuss books, but we get the opportunity to enjoy a conference call Q&A or physical visit with the author as well.
Connecting Cultures raises awareness and promotes understanding across cultures and faiths. We are uniquely equipped to provide informative, practical and insightful training on diversity and cross-cultural communication.
ChangeTheStory.net offers an interactive experience where users-Muslim and non-Muslim alike-can meet their neighbors, learn about Islam and apply techniques of interfaith dialogue and action to local communities. Our primary audiences are educators, religious leaders and individuals concerned about building bridges of understanding across lines of faith and culture.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) is a non-profit educational organized founded in 1946 to promote knowledge of the Middle East in America and strengthen understanding of the United States by the people and governments of the region.
The Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace all over the world and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange.
New Jersey Outreach Group is an organization committed to bridging the gap between diverse cultures in order to eradicate fear, ignorance and prejudice through hands-on education, community collaboration and self-exploration.
Patheos.com is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs. Patheos is unlike any other online religious and spiritual site and is designed to serve as a resource for those looking to learn more about different belief systems, as well as participate in productive, moderated discussions on some of today's most talked about and debated topics.