Established in 2001, Muslims for Peace, Inc. is an organization that aims to bridge people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds through interfaith activities, such as presentations, seminars, and discussions. We strongly believe that educating each other about our differences is the best way to interconnect people, increase tolerance towards each other, and facilitate the peacemaking process all over the world. We spread the message that Islam stands for non-violence, and we work towards developing a better understanding of Islam among all the people of the world, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. As members focusing on the collective and greater good, we believe that education is the means to a lifetime of tolerance and universal acceptance. It is our duty to inform ourselves before we educate others on the beliefs and principles of Islam. Although an academic focus is vital, our organization generally tends to include a more contemporary aspect to our events and discussions. We have a broad perspective and mindset as we take on current affairs and modern-day events to view them with a historically relevant Islamic lens. We believe that, as Muslims, first and foremost, we are humans and our duty towards humanity is to collectively strive and work to seek justice for all. A great leader in Islam, Imam Ali ibn. Abu Talib (a) once said, “Man is either your brother in faith or your equal in humanity.”

As followers of Islam, we are taught philanthropic ideals and values. The mark of a great leader stems from his kindness and compassion to those in need. Charity and community work is stressed and emphasized as one of the essential responsibilities of a Muslim. A major part of this organization is partaking in community service activities, whether it is soup kitchens, clothing drives, or simply donating to provide care and education for someone who cannot afford it. Our members take initiative and organize events in which the community, as a whole, can give back. We encourage you to get involved, either by organizing an event or attending any upcoming