(a) publishing two volumes wherein thirty commissioned scholars discussed “research on the participation, contribution and role of the Muslim community in American civic life.”
(b) publishing a Directory of Muslim Civic Organizations and Centers/Mosques, and Who's Who Among American Muslims: The latter includes biographical information on approximately 1,000 Muslim civic leaders in America who have achieved prominence in public affairs, academia, science and technology, media, business and commerce, sports and entertainment, and civic organizations.
(c) arranging four one-day regional seminars in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles, to bring commissioned scholars together with Muslim religious and community leaders to exchange ideas on Muslim participation in American civic life
(d) conducting a national survey to gain insight into the views of Islamic centers/mosques, community leaders, and Muslim congregants:
“In a few short years [since 2000], [American Muslims] have undergone massive political shifts ... Muslims are a politically active group. A high proportion of registered Muslim voters (95%) plan to vote in national elections ... [There has been a] dramatic shift away from the Republican Party and President Bush versus the 2000 election. … In the post-9/11 world, Muslim identity is key in voting decisions. Nearly seven-in-ten Muslim voters say being a Muslim is important in their voting decision. … [T]hree-in-five American Muslims are dissatisfied with the way things are going in American society today … Muslims also have a strong desire for political unity within their religion. …A majority of American Muslims say that American Muslims should vote as a bloc for president this year. … Muslims overwhelmingly back changing U.S. policy in the Mideast as the best way to way wage the war on terror. Muslims would prefer the government backed a Palestinian state and was less supportive of Israel. … Slightly more than a third of Muslims say that in their own experience, Americans have been respectful of Muslims, but that American society overall is disrespectful and intolerant of their culture.”
The Center was renamed the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in 2005.
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