Why do African American perspectives matter when discussing religious freedom? The answers are as simple — and complex — as recognizing an important voice around issues involving religion and as complex as unpacking centuries of bigotry, racism, the legacy of slavery and what it means to be a citizen in the United States.
Thirty-six Muslim women attended the 2019 program and had the opportunity to learn from experts on topics such as Muslim Women’s Rights, Islam and Domestic Violence, Interfaith Relations in Islam and Spiritual Leadership. For some, this program aided in reinforcing their faith in the beauty of Islam, for others, in rediscovering it.
In 2017, we introduced our first-ever executive session (“ES”). Because of work and family obligations, three weeks is often difficult for many to accommodate. Also, Muslim women who have advanced in their leadership in the American Muslim community face similar barriers and obstacles. KARAMAH adapted the program with ES to reach more Muslim women leaders.