Online Courses

In partnership with ReligionAndPublicLife.org, online learning featuring ISPU research

ISPU has collected and published research on Muslims in America for nearly 20 years. That research provides the bedrock and context for new online courses, created by ReligionAndPublicLife.org and supplemented by a collection of resources from other institutions and scholars.

Meira Neggaz

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Today, we are so excited and proud to announce the launch of a set of online courses, inspired by ISPU’s research and developed by our partners at ReligionAndPublicLife.org. Learning is a life-long pursuit. And with these courses launching today, millions of Americans will have the opportunity to engage with ISPU research in a brand new way.

ISPU has collected and published research on Muslims in America for nearly 20 years. That research provides the bedrock and context for these five American Studies online courses, created by ReligionAndPublicLife.org and supplemented by a collection of resources from other institutions and scholars. Drawing from scholarship published by the ISPU, these online courses developed by ReligionAndPublicLife.org equip adult learners, educators, and leaders to apply solution-seeking research in cultivating their understanding of the legal and political challenges faced by American Muslims.

The courses on ReligionAndPublicLife.org are open to college students and serve as professional development for working adults both online and onsite. Online, learners may complete courses at their own pace or join a cohort that connects them with experts via live video conferences. Onsite, college professors may assign these courses as digital textbooks to enrich their onsite teaching. No matter your learning needs, ReligionAndPublicLife.org has made the next step of your educational journey accessible and interactive.

Offered ISPU courses in American Studies (AMST) include:

Together, the five classes developed by ReligionAndPublicLife.org make up the coursework for a Certificate in American Muslim Life, which is available to anyone interested—and students can also seek and receive academic credit!

We are so excited for this project to launch today—and so grateful to you for supporting our work that has made this project possible. We also want to thank you to the long list of scholars, practitioners, and others at ReligionAndPublicLife.org and elsewhere who have made this work possible.

Thank you,

Meira Neggaz

ISPU Executive Director

Online Courses

In partnership with ReligionAndPublicLife.org, online learning featuring ISPU research

ISPU has collected and published research on Muslims in America for nearly 20 years. That research provides the bedrock and context for new online courses, created by ReligionAndPublicLife.org and supplemented by a collection of resources from other institutions and scholars.

Meira Neggaz

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Today, we are so excited and proud to announce the launch of a set of online courses, inspired by ISPU’s research and developed by our partners at ReligionAndPublicLife.org. Learning is a life-long pursuit. And with these courses launching today, millions of Americans will have the opportunity to engage with ISPU research in a brand new way.

ISPU has collected and published research on Muslims in America for nearly 20 years. That research provides the bedrock and context for these five American Studies online courses, created by ReligionAndPublicLife.org and supplemented by a collection of resources from other institutions and scholars. Drawing from scholarship published by the ISPU, these online courses developed by ReligionAndPublicLife.org equip adult learners, educators, and leaders to apply solution-seeking research in cultivating their understanding of the legal and political challenges faced by American Muslims.

The courses on ReligionAndPublicLife.org are open to college students and serve as professional development for working adults both online and onsite. Online, learners may complete courses at their own pace or join a cohort that connects them with experts via live video conferences. Onsite, college professors may assign these courses as digital textbooks to enrich their onsite teaching. No matter your learning needs, ReligionAndPublicLife.org has made the next step of your educational journey accessible and interactive.

ISPU courses offered in American Studies (AMST) include:

Together, the five classes developed by ReligionAndPublicLife.org make up the coursework for a Certificate in American Muslim Life, which is available to anyone interested—and students can also seek and receive academic credit!

We are so excited for this project to launch today—and so grateful to you for supporting our work that has made this project possible. We also want to thank you to the long list of scholars, practitioners, and others at ReligionAndPublicLife.org and elsewhere who have made this work possible.

Thank you,

Meira Neggaz

ISPU Executive Director

Documenting the American Muslim Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

map of muslim contributions

ISPU set out to document stories of service from American Muslims in the fight against COVID-19. This report includes a quantitative measurement of service in each state, collected via survey and including everything from providing healthcare workers with mental health support to donating much-needed funds to meet the basic needs of families who have been hardest hit by the crisis. It will also include stories of individuals and communities that took action to alleviate or prevent the suffering around them. This collection of contributions will serve as a living document, recording the story of American Muslim impact during this unprecedented moment in history.

Explore acts of service by state and category, then add your own!

ONLINE COURSES

Students will examine the origins of Muslims in Early America and the legal history of religious liberty in the United States.

Students will examine the contemporary demographics of American Muslims, their values and views.

Students will examine studies that document the systematic discrimination faced by American Muslims in the news media, multiple branches of government, and in public schools.

Students will explore the various ways American Muslims have been resilient in the face of adversity by examining their social contributions to American society and civic engagement.

Students will reflect on ways Muslims recover from set-backs by cultivating rich internal lives while performing acts of generosity, service, solidarity, and belonging.

Together, the five classes developed by ReligionAndPublicLife.org make up the coursework for a Certificate in American Muslim Life, which is available to anyone interested—and students can also seek and receive academic credit.

Get Your Scholarly Questions Answered

Watch our first season of #WisdomWednesday conversations with the following ISPU scholars:

April 1 – Sahar Khamis

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April 8 – Carey Shenkman

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April 15 – Nadia B. Ahmad

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April 22 – Aasim Padela

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April 29 – Saeed Khan

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May 6 – Omar Ezzeldine

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May 13 – Sahar Aziz

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May 20 – Nadia Ansary

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May 27 – Erik Love

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June 3 – Louise Cainkar

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June 10 – Sameera Ahmed

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WEBINAR SERIES

When Doors Reopen

Watch these webinars for ways to create more welcoming, dynamic, and inclusive Muslim spaces for all.

Creating a More Welcoming Mosque for Converts

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Creating a More Welcoming Mosque for Young Adults

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Creating a More Welcoming Mosque for Women

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Getting Race Right: How can predominantly South Asian and Arab American mosques create inclusive environments for African American Muslims?

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Are Weekend Islamic Schools Preparing Children for Life Ahead?

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Hear from ISPU Scholars Quaiser Abdullah, Manijeh Daneshpour, and Altaf Husain about maintaining healthy relationships while in quarantine.

Hear from Dr. Kameelah M. Rashad, Imam Tariq El-Amin, and Margari Hill about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Black Muslim communities and the historical factors that contribute to it.

NEXT STEPS

Make an Account

Register for an account on ReligonAndPublicLife.org to take full advantage of these courses and the large repository of educational content available.

Download the App

Take your learning with you wherever you go! Download the ReligionAndPublicLife.org app on the Apple Store and Google Play. Don’t forget to give them a 5-star review as you’re working towards your certificate or other educational goals.

Take Courses

Work your way towards a Certificate in American Muslim Life by applying objective research and education about American Muslims to support well-informed dialogue and decision-making.

Got Questions?

You can click on the chat box at the bottom right corner of the linked page to ask the ReligionAndPublicLife.org team any questions.

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