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

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

June 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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ISPU data show that 23% of American Muslims are younger than the age of 25. Unlike their generational peers in other faith groups, Muslim young people are as likely as their elders to maintain a strong attachment to Islam.  Many also value a mosque that gives them a sense of community while empowering them to  develop their talents. But Muslim young adults are faced with many challenges, and are often attending mosques that could be more inclusive of their needs. Join an expert panel in this webinar to discuss research-based recommendations to create a more welcoming mosques for young adults. 

Our panelists include:

  • Dr. Ihsan Bagby, ISPU Scholar and Principal Investigator of the Reimagining Muslim Spaces (RMS) study
  • Dr. Sameera Ahmed, ISPU Scholar and Director of the Family and Youth Institute (FYI)
  • 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 9, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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