Webinar Series – When Doors Reopen: Creating a More Welcoming Mosque for Converts

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Webinar Series – When Doors Reopen: Creating a More Welcoming Mosque for Converts

June 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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One of the biggest turn-offs for converts is to visit a mosque and then be criticized, frowned upon, or rudely corrected. A welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment is necessary for converts to build lasting relationships and feel truly connected. Join ISPU and an expert panel in this webinar to discuss how to create more welcoming mosques for converts. Our panelists include:

  • Dr. Ihsan Bagby, ISPU Scholar and Principal Investigator of the Reimagining Muslim Spaces (RMS) study
  • Anse Dr. Tamara Gray, Founder of Rabata
  • Sh. Abdullah Oduro, Yaqeen Fellow and Head of Convert Resources
  • Petra Alsoofy, ISPU Outreach & Partnerships Manager (moderator)


The Reimagining Muslim Spaces (RMS) study aims to stimulate and support mosques and community centers to meet the diverse social, civic, and economic needs of their congregants with special attention to often marginalized groups, including women, youth, and converts. Utilizing case study analysis produced by the RMS study, mosques and community centers can reduce barriers to participation, improve the services they offer, and increase constituent engagement. By providing recommendations that individuals, communities, and institutions can implement, the RMS study will help build community, reduce marginalization, and increase cohesiveness.


June 2, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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