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Date: 6/15/2015

American Muslim youth are a heterogeneous group, with varying backgrounds, experiences, and needs. Families, schools, and communities can benefit from research on American Muslim youth to improve current approaches in youth programming and development. This report identifies the nuances and complexities of American Muslim youth’s developmental context and environments. It highlights research on underserved Muslim youth populations—namely young Muslim women, African-American Muslim youth, convert Muslim youth, and refugee Muslim youth. Risk factors and behaviors are also highlighted. Finally, eight youth programming recommendations that can be implemented around three developmental contexts (families, schools, and communities) are provided. ... » read more

Date: 4/12/2015

The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University hosted a two-day workshop (Re)Presenting American Muslims: Broadening the Conversation to discuss the ways in which American Muslims define themselves, and are defined, in the twenty-first century. The workshop brought together a diverse slate of American Muslim activists, artists, scholars and advocates in a constructive dialogue on a wide range of issues affecting Muslims in the United States. In five sessions over two days, the group addressed challenges regarding the ideas of American Muslim identity and representation while encouraging a discussion of the opportunities and a broader view of the communities encompassed in the umbrella term ‘American Muslims’. ... » read more

Date: 2/1/2015

Since 9/11, American Muslims have been the subject of intense negative attention. In 2010, the negative attention turned into a series of organized actions against the community, including attempts to burn the Qur’an, protests against mosque building, and state legislators introducing anti-religion bills targeting Muslims. ISPU launched its latest research project, Islamophobia: A Threat to All, to contribute to knowledge about anti-Muslim bigotry. The project tracks trends related to the nation’s ongoing social, political, and demographic transformation in the years leading to 2050 and converting that data into actionable suggestions for advocates, community leaders, and legislators. ... » read more

Date: 10/1/2014

ISPU Insights is a biannual publication that highlights some of the projects, studies, and initiatives that ISPU has been working on throughout the year. ... » read more

Date: 7/17/2014

Although there are various approaches to help couples achieve healthy relationships, little is known about how American Muslims perceive and utilize marriage education programs and counseling interventions, as well as how they navigate marital disputes, and utilize professional and religious-based services to prevent divorce. ... » read more

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