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April 2020

Webinar: Stewarding Donors during the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Via Zoom
Free

The Center on Muslim Philanthropy and Lilly Family School of Philanthropy are hosting an online panel of experts who'll share their perspectives on how to best steward donors during these uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly transformed our lives. Many of us are confined…

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Webinar: Promoting Healthy Marriages in Quarantine

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Via Zoom
Free

During the COVID-19 crisis, families are quarantined together in a time that is stressful for all. This can further the stress on a relationship or provide an opportunity for couples and partners to look at ways to strengthen their relationship. During this webinar, ISPU scholars…

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Virtual Coffee Night: Muslim Women Speak for Themselves

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The Rumi Forum is organizing a Coffee Night speaker series, featuring prominent speakers such as ISPU Outreach & Partnerships Manager Petra Alsoofy. We often say “let’s have a cup of coffee” to imply “let’s have a conversation.” Coffee facilitates many fruitful exchanges, and nothing beats…

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Webinar: COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Black Muslims

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Via Zoom
Free

After racial data for COVID-19 patients in many states became available, it has become clear that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting Black communities all across the U.S.—including and especially Black Muslims, which make up between a quarter and a third of American Muslims overall. Black and Arab…

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June 2020

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

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
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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…

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

June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
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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…

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

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
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ISPU data show women and men attend mosques in the U.S. at nearly equal rates, and a majority of Muslims (71%) say religion is very important to their daily lives. But Muslim women incur a far greater social cost than Muslim men for their faith…

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Webinar Series – When Doors Reopen: Getting Race Right

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
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Muslims are the most racially, culturally, and ethnically diverse faith group in the country. According to ISPU research, 28% of American Muslims are African American, and 33% report experiencing discrimination based on race from within their faith community. Moreover, MuslimARC’s June 2015 preliminary study of…

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Webinar Series – When Doors Reopen: Are Weekend Islamic Schools Preparing Children for Life Ahead?

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
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Most Muslim children attend public schools and families often rely on weekend Islamic schools to educate their children on the basics of their faith. But are these schools preparing children for their life ahead? What are the challenges that Muslim children face today, and what…

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July 2020

2020 Summit on Race and Inclusion

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance is organizing a day-long summit on race and inclusion this July. You'll hear sessions about implicit bias in media, building a people-centered economy, and health equity, as well as listening in to ISPU's Petra Alsoofy as she shares research that…

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August 2020

Webinar: Divorce – Stigma, Trends, and the Latest Research on American Muslims

August 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free
Divorce: A Webinar on stigma, trends, and the latest research on American Muslims

In collaboration with the Family and Youth Institute (FYI), we are co-hosting a conversation with Rafee Al-Mansur (MFT-R), Dalia Mogahed (ISPU), and Dr. Madiha Tahseen (The FYI) about divorce in American Muslim communities. In this webinar, you'll learn about counseling trends and mental health needs,…

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September 2020

Online Training: Teaching the Next Generation

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online Training for Educators: Teaching the Next Generation

ISPU's American Muslim Poll revealed 42% of Muslim families report an incident of religious-based bullying of at least one of their children in school. It also revealed that at least a quarter of these cases are perpetrated by a teacher or an administrator. Religious-based bullying,…

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