About Us

The Cordoba Initiative is a multi-national, multi-faith organization dedicated to improving understanding and building trust among people of all cultures and religions.

The name Cordoba was chosen to symbolize the time in history when Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together in peace and harmony and created a prosperous center of intellectual, spiritual, cultural and commercial life in the city of Cordoba in Southern Spain.

Cordoba Initiative is a 501(c) (3) organization.

Our Mission

The moderates are transforming from the silent majority to a resounding chorus. Learn about our mission here.

Our Founder

The Cordoba Initiative is the vision of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Learn more about our founder here.


The Cordoba Initiative has been cited in more than 50,000 media outlets since 2010 and Imam Feisal regularly contributes articles and Op-Eds to the most widely read newspapers, familiarizing the American public with Islam. Additionally, Imam Feisal is the author of several books on Islam, including What’s Right with Islam is What’s Right with America (HarperCollins, 2005) and Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America (Free Press, 2012). Learn more about our publications here.


Imam Feisal has appeared on CNN, Fox News, NPR, and Aslan Media, among other well-known news outlets. Through this outreach, the Cordoba Initiative has become a lighting rod for all issues pertaining to Islam and the West, attracting and channeling the the public’s attention toward mutual understanding, moderation and respect. Review our media appearances here.


View selected videos of Imam Feisal discussing the work of the Cordoba Initiative here.


Imam Feisal is frequently called upon to speak at universities, think-tanks, and non-governmental organizations on issues pertaining to Islam and the West. View a list of upcoming and past events here.

Our Newsletter

View an archive of past Cordoba Initiative email newsletters and subscribe to the mailing list here.

Contact Us

Contact the Cordoba Initiative here.

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