Islamic Society of North America, Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances
“Through community outreach and interfaith programs, the ISNA Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances (IOICA) strengthens ties between ISNA and local grassroots organizations. The office also functions as an outreach resource for those engaged in politics and government. Such contacts allow ISNA to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims to the nation’s political leaders.
To strengthen local communities, IOICA in conjunction with ILDC and the Youth Department organizes ISNA Days at mosques and community centers across the country. ISNA Days include keynote speeches, entertainment sessions and fundraisers, all of which help connect ISNA to local Muslims. The fundraising programs in particular help finance ISNA’s many programs.
To better serve all Americans, our office in Washington DC engages in joint programs with other mainstream religious organizations such as the National Council of Churches, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism. These inter-religious projects help break down barriers of mistrust and misunderstanding and help form genuine partnerships of faith and ethics.”
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