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June 23, 2015
Ramadan and the Blending of American Muslims
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in The Huffington Post

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May 29, 2015
A Night of Qawwali in a Synagogue
Coverage of TCI's Interfaith Qawwali and Spiritual Alchemy of Music Event on Dawn.com

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May 27, 2015
The Power of Muslim-Jewish Musical Bridges
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in The Huffington Post

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May 26, 2015
Qawwali and Spiritual Alchemy of Music
Coverage of TCI's Interfaith Concert on Urdu Voice of America

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May 7, 2015
The Cordoba Initiative Announces “Qawwali and the Spiritual Alchemy of Music”
PRESS RELEASE

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April 20, 2015
Building bridges from Muslims to non-Muslims, in Cleveland and the world
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal on Cleveland.com

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April 1, 2015
Is the US a model of interfaith harmony for a violent world?
Religion News Service Article on SiriusXM's Interfaith Summit with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Imam Feisal, Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, and Pastor A.R. Bernard

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April 1, 2015
Imam Feisal, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, and Pastor A.R. Bernard Discuss the Role of Religion in Today’s Society
Interfaith Summit on SiriusXM Radio

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April 1, 2015
Every Little Bit Helps
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in The Huffington Post on Steps to Mitigate Prejudice

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March 27, 2015
Imam Feisal with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, and Rev. A.R. Bernard Sr. on SiriusXM Radio
PRESS RELEASE

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March 24, 2015
The Cordoba Initiative Interview with Representative André Carson
Representative Carson responds to some questions TCI posed to him about his appointment to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and his goals

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March 23, 2015
Need for Balanced View of Shariah Law
Imam Feisal Cited in New Straits Times Online Op-Ed on Shariah and Hudud in Malaysia

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February 27, 2015
…the Muslim community has worked with the NYPD to eliminate “a shared risk” posed by terrorism
Imam Feisal quoted in The Wall Street Journal

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February 5, 2015
Muslim Leaders Condemn Extremism and Terrorism
Imam Feisal and Other Muslim Leaders Featured on The Huffington Post

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January 29, 2015
Imam Feisal discusses the work of TCI, fighting extremism, Islamic Rule of Law, interfaith relations, and more.
Interview with Imam Feisal on Talk Back on News Talk KGVO Radio

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January 20, 2015
Muslim-NonMuslim Relations since the Charle Hebdo Attack, The Political Roots of Extremism, and the Hope of Interfaith Work
Imam Feisal's One-on-One Interview with Michaela Pereira on CNN New Day

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January 11, 2015
After Charlie Hebdo massacre, Muslims must reject violence, and governments must correct course
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in The New York Daily News

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January 8, 2015
Identifying the Root Causes of Extremism
Imam Feisal speaks with Sonali Kolhatkar of Uprising Radio

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January 8, 2015
Charlie Hebdo, Satire and Islam, and the Political Roots of Extremism
Imam Feisal on CNN New Day

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January 2, 2015
“Do Compassion and Spread Peace in 2015″
Imam Feisal and other Faith Leaders Offer Blessings for the New Year in The Huffington Post

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December 23, 2014
New York’s Muslim Geography
Article by Faith in 2 Worlds cites TCI's Faith and Community Affairs Director, Naz Ahmed Georgas

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December 18, 2014
Terror not ISIS’s sole purpose: Imam Rauf to unitarian congregation
Article in The Island Now on Imam Feisal's Talk on ISIS and Fighting Extremism hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock

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December 12, 2014
Islam, American Muslim Identity, and Fighting Extremism Across the World
Imam Feisal on Stand Up with Pete Dominick

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November 20, 2014
The Spiritual Alchemy of Music
Cordoba Initiative Q&A with Musician and Peace Activist Stephan Said

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November 3, 2014
The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and The Cordoba Initiative announce Sixth Annual Interfaith Dinner and Dialogue in November
PRESS RELEASE

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October 9, 2014
“To love our neighbors—that is, our fellow human beings—regardless of race, religion, or cultural background as we love ourselves.”
Imam Feisal's book "What's Right with Islam" mentioned in Op-Ed on Islamophobia by Adam Ericksen on Patheos.com

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September 30, 2014
“This phenomenon of the ‘Islamic State’ cannot be considered either Islamic… or a real state”
Imam Feisal speaks with Liliana Faccioli of Italy's SkyTV about ISIS

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September 24, 2014
“Along with fighting them ideologically, militarily, and economically, we have to fight them with branding…”
Imam Feisal speaks about ISIS with Mohamed Elshinnawi on Voice of America

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September 19, 2014
100-Year-Old Church In New York Echoes With Sounds Of Allah Hu
Coverage of TCI's Spiritual Alchemy of Music event on Pakistan's Dunya News

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September 5, 2014
Rebranding the ‘Islamic State’
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in The Huffington Post

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August 21, 2014
Imam Feisal Speaks out Against ISIS
Imam Feisal on CNN with Carol Costello

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August 20, 2014
An Abrahamic family: Imam’s Cordoba House highly supported by Chautauqua Faith leaders
Article by Mark Oprea in The Chautauquan Daily on the Cordoba Initiative at the Chautauqua Institution and TCI's Cordoba House Project

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August 19, 2014
To Wear the Scarf or not to Wear the Scarf?
Two-Part Op-Ed on the Headscarf by Imam Feisal in The Malaysian Star

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August 15, 2014
Imam Feisal and other Interreligious Leaders Welcome Ceasefire Agreement between Israel and Hamas, and the Negotiations to make it Permanent
Press Release from National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East (NILI)

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July 31, 2014
Prominent American Muslim Leader Imam Feisal to Lead Muslim Prayers During Week Eight at Chautauqua
Press Release

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July 28, 2014
Hudud with Harmony
Fifth and Final Article in Ongoing Op-Ed Series by Imam Feisal in The Malaysian Star

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July 25, 2014
Are the Wealthy too Rich?
Oliver Thomas quotes Imam Feisal and other American faith leaders for a religious view of this topic in an op-ed for USA Today

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July 21, 2014
Getting Consensus on Hudud
Fourth Article in Ongoing Op-Ed Series by Imam Feisal in The Malaysian Star

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July 14, 2014
Hudud: Punishment or Goals?
Third Article in Ongoing Op-Ed Series by Imam Feisal in The Malaysian Star

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July 9, 2014
Imam Feisal talks to Peter Kirkwood of Eureka Street TV about the TCI Shariah Index Project and what constitutes a good Islamic state.
Video Interview

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July 7, 2014
Hudud: Mandatory or Maximum?
Second Article in Ongoing Op-Ed Series by Imam Feisal in The Malaysian Star

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June 30, 2014
Will Hudud make a State more Islamic?
First Article in Ongoing Op-Ed Series by Imam Feisal in The Malaysian Star

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June 17, 2014
The Ongoing importance of Interfaith Work and the development of an American Muslim Identity, and TCI projects for Islamic Good Governance and Cordoba House
Imam Feisal's speech from the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy 2014 Faith-in-Action Award Ceremony

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May 29, 2014
“Everything about this is nothing more than cold-blooded murder and violation of Islamic law…”
Imam Feisal talks to CNN's Jonathan Mann about so-called "Honor Killings" in the Muslim World

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May 28, 2014
In Islam, delivering justice is more important than the Islamic state
Article in Malay Mail Online on Imam Feisal's talk on Constructing an Islamic Government and Rule of Law Index

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May 27, 2014
Umno and PAS should overcome differences for the sake of Islam
Statement by Imam Feisal in New Straits Times as part of a Lecture titled titled "Constructing an Islamic Government and Rule of Law Index" at the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia

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May 22, 2014
Imam Rauf and Daisy Khan to receive 2014 Faith-in-Action Award from International Center for Religion and Diplomacy
Press Release

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May 12, 2014
Protecting Islam By Telling the Truth
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal on Nigeria's Boko Haram in The Huffington Post

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May 12, 2014
“These militants use the ‘banner of Islam’ to further their own political agenda with zero regard for the principles of the faith.”
Imam Feisal quoted in "The Boko Haram Terrorists Are Not ‘Islamic’" - Article by Dean Obeidallah in The Daily Beast

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April 21, 2014
“We must focus on the substance of faith, not the labels of faith, because the labels have divided us…”
Imam Feisal on Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith, with Host David Dault

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April 21, 2014
Najib, Obama and Legacy 370
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in the Malaysia Star

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April 17, 2014
“How do we define ourselves as Muslims in America today? We very proudly identify ourselves as Muslims but can we really call ourselves a Mumeen or a Muhsin…..are we there?”
Jummah Khutba by Imam Feisal at Columbia University

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April 15, 2014
Marathon Bombing Anniversary Demands Interfaith Response
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in The Huffington Post

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April 11, 2014
“All these authentic religions, which were sent by God, came to teach us how to be better human beings, and they are like different languages with which we express our love of God…”
Imam Feisal on a Religious Roundtable on Stand Up with Pete Dominick

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March 13, 2014
Hingham, MA will Hear Imam Speak
Profile of Imam Feisal in The Boston Globe in Advance of Talk at Glastonbury Abbey

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March 12, 2014
God’s Compassion in a Calamity
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in the Malaysia Star

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December 13, 2013
“What does it mean to love one’s enemy?”
Imam Feisal's Speech at New York Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela

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November 24, 2013
True Islam can Stop Extremism
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

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November 20, 2013
“I believe that every religion, every authentic revelation from the Creator to humanity, was about peace…”
Article in the Richmond TimesDispatch on Imam Feisal's Panel Discussion at The Richmond Forum on November 16, 2013

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November 11, 2013
Abraham, the Quran, and Building an American Muslim Identity
October 26, 2013: Cordoba Initiative Event, New York, NY

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October 22, 2013
VIDEO: Spirituality – The Compassionate Force that Unites Us
Imam Feisal at the Worldwide Meeting on Human Values 2013 in Monterrey, Mexico

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October 10, 2013
“It is my conviction that we need to work to make Islam look Swedish in Sweden, to look French in France, to look American in America…”
Imam Feisal on Sweden's Sveriges Radio

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October 9, 2013
VIDEO: Building Bridges Between Islam and Other Religions
Imam Feisal at the Centre for Interfaith Dialogue, Stockholm, Sweden

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October 5, 2013
A Muslim Perspective on Interreligious Dialogue
Imam Feisal and Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies President Thomas M. Brown on The Marc Steiner Show

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October 2, 2013
Having Faith in Peace
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in The Baltimore Sun

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September 30, 2013
The Roots of Extremism
Imam Feisal's Interview on Maryland Morning with Tom Hall

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September 6, 2013
What’s at Stake in Syria Response? Human Life and America’s Credibility
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in the Washington Post

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August 6, 2013
Press Release: Muslim Thought Series on Sufism
Imam Feisal at the Chautauqua Institution, August 12 - 16, 2013

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July 10, 2013
Religious Tolerance at Home and Abroad
Imam Feisal at the Council on Foreign Relations

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June 23, 2013
“America is the proposition that all men are equal, it is the proposition that you have a right to be who you are…”
Imam Feisal on Frank Talk with Dr. Ejaz Naqvi

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June 19, 2013
A Vision of Islam in America
Interview with Imam Feisal on Voice of America Middle East Voices

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May 3, 2013
The American Muslim Community can Engage to become Part of the Solution
Imam Feisal on Stand Up with Pete Dominick

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April 23, 2013
Boston Bombers do not Represent American Muslims
Article by Rabbi Marc Schneier of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding in the Huffington Post

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April 9, 2013
“In order to understand Islam, one must first understand how it is expressed within the socio-cultural framework of different countries”
Review of Imam Feisal's March 30, 2013 Lecture in Singapore on Muzlimbuzz.sg

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March 26, 2013
“People of different faiths must work and learn together, and get to know each other”
Article in Midland Daily News on Imam Feisal's March 7, 2013 talk at Saginaw Valley State University

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March 18, 2013
How do we get moderates in every area to strategically put together key coalitions of people to strategically and tactically turn the needle?
Imam Feisal's Interview on WKNO FM Memphis "Counterpoint"

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March 12, 2013
What Muslims Want in a New Pope
Imam Feisal quoted in an article for Religion News Service

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March 6, 2013
“We need today to build coalitions of like-minded and like-hearted people who share the same values of peace and harmony…”
Imam Feisal on The Art Lewis Show with Dr. Waheed Akbar

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February 22, 2013
Toward Common Ground
Profile of Imam Feisal on Faith in Memphis

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February 21, 2013
Our Opportunity to Reject Extremism
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in Memphis, TN's The Commercial Appeal

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January 31, 2013
Fight the Largest Battle
Article in The Hindu on Imam Feisal's Talk on Compassion for TED Talks

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January 22, 2013
“Can you describe the Islam you gave your heart to?”
Calvary Episcopal Church's Q&A with Imam Feisal

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January 14, 2013
“Build Mosque like Swiss Cheese”
Interview with Imam Feisal in the Danish publication Jyllands-Posten

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January 9, 2013
The Genesis of Reconciliation
Op-ed on Interfaith Reconciliation by Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish in the Times of Israel

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January 1, 2013
“Our challenge today as the Children of Abraham is to set up the 100 monkey syndrome; where enough of us get together and synergetically resonate with the resonance of that nature that defines us most deeply as human and humane…”
Imam Feisal, Daisy Khan, and other Religious and Spiritual Leaders Offer Hope For 2013 in the Huffington Post

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December 30, 2012
Building Bridges Gateway
Imam Feisal on Turkey's A9 TV

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December 2, 2012
Mohamed Morsi’s Power Grab Violates Sharia
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in The Daisy Beast

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November 30, 2012
Our History of Religious Intolerance Must Come to an End
Huffington Post Op-Ed by Imam Feisal, Amb. Thomas R. Pickering, and Rev. Gary R. Hall

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November 12, 2012
Search for Common Ground Award for Interfaith Diplomacy
Imam Feisal Honored Alongside Rabbi David Rosen and Archbishop George Carey

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November 9, 2012
Muslim-American women to stand as a model for Muslim women worldwide
Imam Feisal's Interview at The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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October 29, 2012
In these days, the rituals of the Hajj have been established for Allah’s sake…
Imam Feisal Delivers Eid al-Adha Khutba at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

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October 29, 2012
A Travesty Against Islamic Principles
Imam Feisal discusses the Attack on Malala Yousufzai on AZ Central

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October 24, 2012
“We are a country that is shifting, but the genius of the American social contract is that we are a nation based on principles…”
Panel Discussion at Washington National Cathedral

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October 23, 2012
Peace Through Mutual Respect
Article on Imam Feisal's Recent Interfaith Event in Tampa, FL

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October 22, 2012
A US Form of Islam can Serve as a Model
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in the Arizona Republic

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October 19, 2012
Religion in the Public Sphere
Panel discussion with Imam Feisal at Saint Leo University

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October 8, 2012
US Muslims Squarely in the Mainstream
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in the Tampa Bay Times

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October 1, 2012
Let the Moderate Muslims Be Heard
Article by Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish in the Times of Israel on the work of Imam Feisal and the Cordoba Initiative to Promote Religious Moderation

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September 24, 2012
“If we believe as Muslims that we must follow the Sunnah of the Prophet, we must be like him in everything we do… So if he was a mercy to the world, shouldn’t we be a mercy to the world?”
Imam Feisal reacts to recent protests in the Muslim world

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September 24, 2012
Sunday Dialogue: Conflict Over Religion
Letter from Imam Feisal to the New York Times

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September 24, 2012
“The story of religion is really the story of God trying to put on earth a community of faith that may speak infinite languages…”
Article by Imam Feisal in the Saratoga Wire

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September 21, 2012
Let the Global Movement of Moderates Rise
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in The Daisy Beast

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September 14, 2012
A Test for Religious Moderates
Op-ed by Imam Feisal in the Times Union on the Attacks on US Embassies in Libya and Egypt

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September 13, 2012
“Moderates should coalesce together and stand as one against extremists of all religions.”
Imam Feisal Talks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour about Attacks in Libya

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September 13, 2012
No Soul Shall Bear the Burden of Another
Imam Feisal discusses the Attack on the US Embassy in Cairo on ABC News

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September 12, 2012
11 Years On: Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Imam Feisal Talks to Marc Lamont Hill on the 11th Anniversary of 9/11

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September 12, 2012
“The Attacks in Libya are not in Keeping with Islamic Principles of Justice”
Imam Feisal speaks with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, Condemning the Recent Attacks on the US Embassy in Libya

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September 11, 2012
The Current
Imam Feisal Speaks with Anna Maria Tremonti

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August 30, 2012
“How do you balance between defending your faith and criticizing Muslims who abuse it?”
Q&A with Imam Feisal for Religion News

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August 27, 2012
“Indeed many are called, but few are chosen”
Cape Cod Times: 'Natural Enemies' Share Dialogue

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August 27, 2012
Muslims in Pakistan, Show Compassion and Justice
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal for CNN

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August 8, 2012
“The worst of times can also be the best of times”
Steve Kastenbaum interviews Imam Feisal and Daisy Khan on Revisiting the Mosque at Ground Zero

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August 2, 2012
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: The Eloquent Imam
Profile in the Jakarta Post

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July 27, 2012
Is Islam Compatible with Democracy?
Imam Feisal on Interfaith Voices

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July 23, 2012
Creating an American Muslim Identity
Imam Feisal in Conversation with Rev. Buddy Stallings at St. Bartholomew's Church

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July 20, 2012
“The spiritual discipline of fasting serves as a deep cleanse for the soul”
Imam Feisal on Sojourners Blog

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July 16, 2012
Moving the Mountain is Aslan Media’s July 2012 Book of the Month
Reza Aslan interviews Imam Feisal for Aslan Media Book Chat

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July 13, 2012
VIDEO: “The primary goal we have is to frame the discourse on the evolution of an American Islamic Identity”
Imam Feisal talks to Western New York Muslims about the Cordoba Initiative

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July 11, 2012
Islam Key to Afghan Dream
CNN Op-Ed by Imam Feisal and Daisy Khan

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July 5, 2012
In Muslim nations, democracy will eventually prevail
Imam Feisal in the Detroit Free Press

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July 4, 2012
What’s at Stake for the Common Good
Imam Feisal Lectures at the Chautauqua Institution

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July 2, 2012
“There is a myth that Islam has very different values than America”
Imam Feisal Lectures in Indonesia as a US State Department Speaker

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June 29, 2012
VIDEO: Islamic Perspective on Women’s Health and Rights

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June 15, 2012
Faith, Fear, and Love – Imam Feisal talks to The Halal Monk

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June 11, 2012
VIDEO – “Our common ground is so much more than what is different” – Imam Feisal talks to Good News Planet

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June 11, 2012
VIDEO – “The evolution of a Community is always a work in progress” – Imam Feisal at MIT Boston Review

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May 22, 2012
VIDEO: “What is peace, and how do you build peace?”
Imam Feisal at the International Peace Institute

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May 21, 2012
VIDEO: “Love Others, and Others will Love You” – Imam Feisal on The Morning Show (Toronto)

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May 20, 2012
VIDEO: “The real battlefront is between the moderates of all faith traditions against the extremists of all faith traditions” – Imam Feisal on Fox Weekend Live

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May 17, 2012
“Still reaching out to America” – Haaretz

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May 17, 2012
“The Dream Still Exists” – Sufi News and Sufism World Report

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May 11, 2012
“What does someone do differently from being a Muslim in America to being an American Muslim?”
Imam Feisal on Brian Lehrer Show

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May 11, 2012
‘Ground zero mosque’ Imam speaks out – The Star, Toronto

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May 11, 2012
“Every thirty years, a generation dies, a generation is born, and a generation comes to power” – Imam Feisal on Stand Up with Pete Dominick

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May 10, 2012
Bill O’Reilly reverses his position on The Ground Zero Mosque

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May 9, 2012
AUDIO: Fox News Alan Colmes Show Interview

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May 9, 2012
AUDIO: NPR Fresh Air Interview – “Creating a New Vision of Islam in America”

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May 8, 2012
VIDEO: Imam Feisal on The O’Reilly Factor

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May 8, 2012
VIDEO: Imam Feisal on Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien

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May 8, 2012
“I had to confront and absorb the meaning of my religion, its spiritual core as well as its ethical imperatives…” – Excerpt from Moving the Mountain in the Huffington Post

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May 3, 2012
“A welcome antidote to thoughtless and fearful prejudice” – Review of Imam Feisal’s New Book “Moving the Mountain” in Library Journal

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May 3, 2012
Shifting the public relations discourse to an American Muslim identity and global alliance of moderates
Interview with Imam Feisal in PR Conversations

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May 2, 2012
The Village Voice: Imam Feisal to Discuss Campaign Finance Reform Tomorrow Evening

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April 25, 2012
Debating the War on Women – Imam Feisal in “Foreign Policy”

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April 21, 2012
Video of Imam Feisal’s Lehigh University Talk

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April 20, 2012
Imam Feisal at Lehigh University

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April 17, 2012
Imam Feisal Speaks at Lehigh University

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April 9, 2012
Review of Imam Feisal’s forthcoming book, Moving the Mountain, in Publishers Weekly

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April 6, 2012
Making people stakeholders in society the key to preventing extremism

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March 26, 2012
Imam Feisal speaks at American University

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February 7, 2012
“In this election year, let there be tolerance”
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in the Minneapolis StarTribune

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January 11, 2012
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Commends Appeal Courts Blocking Oklahoma Ban on Shariah Law

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January 5, 2012
Imam Feisal speaks at IQRA Annual Dinner

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December 30, 2011
Peaceful Pilgrimage to Jerusalem: A Step Toward Reconciliation
An Interview with Imam Feisal in Haaretz

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November 30, 2011
The Optimistic Muslim – American Muslims Equal American Islam
Imam Feisal on WebTalkRadio

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November 21, 2011
Imam Feisal addresses Oakland University

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November 18, 2011
Islamic and American Values are Similar

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November 15, 2011
Sharing a Common Fate
Article in the Jerusalem Post

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November 15, 2011
“Gradually, there will be an American form of Islam” – Imam Feisal in the Malaysian Star

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November 11, 2011
Media Matters Asks, “Who is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf?”

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November 10, 2011
Detroit Free Press Op-Ed: “Muslims and America grow together”

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November 1, 2011
Hajj: The Pilgrimage To Mecca
Imam Feisal shares his Hajj experience in the Huffington Post

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October 30, 2011
Imam Feisal’s Philadelphia Inquirer Op-Ed: “Immigrant faiths, U.S. change each other”

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October 20, 2011
Congressman Keith Ellison praises interfaith efforts for Gilad Shalit’s Release

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October 7, 2011
Press Release: Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality & Equality (WISE) Conference

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October 6, 2011
Imam Feisal’s Letter to the Editor of the New York Times: The Modern Arab State

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October 4, 2011
The Man Behind the Mosque

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September 26, 2011
Imam Feisal participates in a Dialogue on Muslim-Christian Relations

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September 17, 2011
Religion in a Post-9/11 World

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September 10, 2011
“A more important question than a piece of real estate”

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September 10, 2011
A Call to All Religious Moderates

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September 8, 2011
Imam Feisal And Gabe Lyons On The Future Of Christian-Muslim Relations In The West

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September 8, 2011
From 9/11 to the Arab Spring: What Americans now know about Muslims

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September 8, 2011
Cordoba Initiative Website Under Construction

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July 1, 2011
‘Ground Zero Imam’: My Regrets

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July 1, 2011
A Spark of Freedom in the Muslim World

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June 26, 2011
NY Imam Still Holds to Mosque Dream

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June 22, 2011
Top 50 Arabs, IF in Middle East Magazine

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May 31, 2011
Islam and the West

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May 20, 2011
Obama Focus on Ordinary People in Middle East Future

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May 20, 2011
Facing Towards Mecca: Episcopal Cathedral Confronts “Islamophobia”

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May 20, 2011
9/11: The Conversation We Never Had

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May 19, 2011
“Muslim Leader Hopeful Iran Will Free U.S. Nationals”

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May 19, 2011
Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf: Lose your ego, find your compassion

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May 13, 2011
“Muslims React with Relief, Anxiety”

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May 3, 2011
No Future for Terrorism

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May 2, 2011
Imam Feisal’s Statement on the Demise of Osama Bin Laden

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May 2, 2011
Death of Bin Laden Brings Healing to Old Wounds

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April 26, 2011
Imam Feisal Adbul Rauf on TIME 100

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March 10, 2011
Imam Feisal’s Op-ed about the Peter King Hearings

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March 9, 2011
Imam Feisal speaks to Eliot Spitzer on CNN about the Muslim Hearings

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March 2, 2011
I am a Muslim, Too | March 6, 2011 @ 2:00 PM

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January 3, 2011
Katie Couric Speaks Against Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Suggests Muslim ‘Cosby Show’ (VIDEO): Huffington Post

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December 29, 2010
Religion’s 10 Most Influential People Of 2010 (PHOTOS): Huffington Post

Religion is by definition a communal endeavor. Yet there are always individuals who by conviction, action or fate are placed in a position to influence our beliefs and our collective lives. At HuffPost Religion we have been following the people in this list for the last year and recognize their extraordinary influence in America and around the world. Read More...


December 25, 2010
Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (VIDEO)

Daisy Khan, Executive Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA), discusses the legacy of Muhammad is this moving documentary. Read More...


December 24, 2010
Imam of controversial N.Y. mosque proposal to begin U.S. speaking tour: CNN

The imam behind the controversial Islamic community center and mosque planned near the site of the September 11 attacks in New York will begin a nationwide speaking tour next month to promote the project and encourage interfaith dialogue, a spokeswoman said Friday. Read More...


December 24, 2010
Imam to tour nation promoting NYC Islamic center: Associated Press

The Muslim cleric who hopes to build an Islamic center near the World Trade Center site said Friday that he'll tour the country in an effort "to inspire interfaith understanding" for a project that has ignited explosive faceoffs between supporters and opponents. Read More...


December 23, 2010
Where are the moderate Muslims?: The Hill

Since 9/11, many have asked: Where are the moderate Muslims? Why don’t they stand up and denounce those who pervert Islam to justify violence? Read More...


December 23, 2010
The Interview Issue, Imam Feisal: Newsweek

The imam behind the so-called Ground Zero mosque reflects on the ‘insanity’ of religious radicals. Read More...


December 23, 2010
Imam Behind Islamic Center Plans U.S. Tour: New York Times

The controversy over plans to build an Islamic center in downtown Manhattan subsided in November, almost abruptly, with the end of an election season that amplified its most emotional underlying issues. Read More...


December 22, 2010
Most Religious Leaders (except Franklin Graham) Support Park 51 Mosque: TIME

TIME conducted interviews with eight prominent, diverse religious voices in the U.S. on the subject of the so-called Ground Zero mosque and community center in New York City. With the exception of Franklin Graham, the leaders appear committed to religious freedom, though a few worry that the funding for the mosque as well as its political and religious agenda have not been fully disclosed. Read More...


December 21, 2010
Attack on Imam sparks interfaith events: Downtown Express

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December 20, 2010
Religion Writers Name New York Mosque Top Story of 2010: Huffington Post

The protracted and contentious debate over plans to build an Islamic community center near Ground Zero in New York was the top religion story of 2010, according to a survey of religion journalists. Read More...


December 18, 2010
“Cordoba Zero” Documentary – VIDEO

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December 16, 2010
People Who Mattered, Feisal Abdul Rauf: TIME

he man behind Park51 (a.k.a. the Ground Zero mosque), Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, was praised early on as a moderate Muslim leader needed in a post-Sept. 11 world — one who promoted peace and understanding between Islam and the West. Read More...


December 15, 2010
Heroic, Female and Muslim: New York Times

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December 14, 2010
Park51 Proponents, Opponents Plot Their Next Moves: WNYC News

For those who consider Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf the embodiment of evil -- a wily terrorist sympathizer bent on bringing "stealth jihad" to the United States -- the sight of him in a light blue cashmere sweater may feel incongruous. But these days, the imam seems a lot more relaxed than he did this summer, at the height of the furor over Park51. And while the most vitriolic or unfounded accusations have not faded, they pack less of a charge for him now. Read More...


December 12, 2010
1 small town’s battle for tolerance: Wall Street Journal

The cemetery lies beneath a grove of maples on a hill overlooking the farm. On a crisp November day in 2009, it received its first guest — a 28-year old stonemason killed in a car accident two days earlier. Read More...


December 10, 2010
(VIDEO) Daisy Khan on The Cordoba House: BBC

Plans to build an Islamic centre close to where the twin towers once stood in New York sparked controversy earlier this year. Critics called the location of the proposed Islamic complex 'offensive' but others hope it will help to increase understanding. Read More...


December 10, 2010
Let me, a Muslim feminist, confuse you: The Star

I a Muslim. I'm a feminist. And I'm here to confuse you,” I told attendees at the TEDWomen conference, where I was a speaker, in Washington this week. Read More...


December 9, 2010
Imam behind NYC mosque plan sees hope after fury: MSNBC

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December 9, 2010
Embattled N.Y. Imam launches initiative to bridge discord: CNN

The controversial head of a Muslim congregation in New York announced the launch of a "multinational, multifaith movement" meant to improve understanding and build trust between "people of all cultures and faith traditions," according to a statement released Tuesday. Read More...


December 9, 2010
Summer’s protests positive for Cordoba and Imam: Downtown Express

Those who thought the myriad protests against Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s plan to build an Islamic community center blocks from Ground Zero would create a movement of opposition, instead sparked another kind of movement altogether. Read More...


December 7, 2010
Imam Feisal Launches Movement to End Spiral of Violence: Press Release

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf today announced the formation of the Cordoba Initiative, a multi-national, multi-faith movement dedicated to improving understanding and building trust among people of all cultures and faith traditions. Read More...


December 6, 2010
Notre Dame invites Catholics and Muslims to sift secularism: National Catholic Reporter

The University of Notre Dame has launched a major new initiative called “Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim and Secular,” described as a scholarly effort to bring the best minds in both traditions to bear on the collision between faith and reason in the contemporary world. Read More...


December 5, 2010
The Gift of Reconciliation: New York Times Magazine

As the ocean liner steamed in from the open sea and approached the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the boy worried that the ship’s superstructure would not clear. ‘‘It was a cold, sunny winter day, Wednesday, the 22nd of December, 1965,’’ he said. ‘‘There are certain dates etched in your memory.’’ His journey to America had begun in Egypt, where his father was a leading religious figure. ‘‘The image of the Statue of Liberty came into view slowly . . . such majesty and beauty. It was a life-changing moment in my life. I was 17 years old.’’ Read More...


November 18, 2010
Obama needs to strike delicate balance on Islam: USA Today

The fact that nearly 20% of Americans say that President Obama is a Muslim has certainly not kept him from talking to Muslims. Just in the past week, the president gave his second major address to the Muslim world, and issued greetings to Muslims for Eid-ul-Adha, the celebration of Abraham's "willingness to sacrifice his son." Read More...


November 10, 2010
Justice Stevens voices support for NYC mosque: The Washington Post

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Thursday that Americans should be tolerant of plans to build an Islamic center and mosque near the site of the World Trade Center in New York. Read More...


November 6, 2010
Indonesian President Urged to Help Islam Engage With the West: Jakarta Globe

With just a few days to go until Barack Obama arrives in Indonesia, a prominent American Islamic scholar has called on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to show the Western world the true face of Islam. Read More...


November 5, 2010
‘Ground Zero’ mosque initiator lectures SBY: Jakarta Post

US President Barack Obama has not arrived yet, but Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam behind the planned 'Ground Zero' mosque in New York, is already in Jakarta and lectures Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on religious tolerance. Read More...


November 2, 2010
Imam Feisal Presidential Lecture Remarks: Jakarta, Indonesia

Full remarks, as prepared for delivery, of Imam Feisal's Presidential Lecture for Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, on religious tolerance. Read More...


November 2, 2010
Fear and loathing in Manhattan: New Statesman

Opponents of the so-called Ground Zero mosque are giving the perpetrators of the 11 September attacks exactly what they wanted: a clash of civilisations. Muslims who once walked happily on New York’s streets now feel hate in the air. Read More...


October 29, 2010
Imam Feisal Honored as Huffington Post Game Changer

Last night Imam Feisal was honored at the 2010 Huffington Post Game Changers Celebration. Other award recipients included Geoffrey Canada, Sean Penn, and Mayor Bloomberg. Full text remarks from the Imam's speech are posted on the Huffington Post and some pictures from the event are below. Read More...


October 27, 2010
VIDEO: Imam Feisal Interviewed on Al Jazeera

This week Imam Feisal spoke to Al Jazeera's Sami Zeidan about the controversy around the Cordoba House at Park 51 project project, 9/11 and the media, Muslims in the US, building bridges, allegations that he supports terrorism, US foreign policy, and the recent Quran burning. Read More...


October 24, 2010
Talk to Al Jazeera – Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: Al Jazeera

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf talks to Al Jazeera's Sami Zeidan about the controversial project, 9/11 and the media, Muslims in the US, building bridges, allegations that he supports terrorism, US foreign policy, and the recent Quran burning. Read More...


October 21, 2010
NPR Host Williams Fired For Muslim Remarks: AP

NPR has fired longtime news analyst Juan Williams, also a commentator on the Fox News Channel, after he told Bill O’Reilly that he gets nervous when he sees people in Muslim garb on an airplane. Read More...


October 15, 2010
Imam Rauf: Bill O’Reilly’s ‘uninformed’ comments ‘were offensive’: USA Today

"Bill O'Reilly's remarks about Islam on The View were not helpful to the cause of mutual trust and understanding and only served to further fuel an irrational fear of Islam," says Rauf. "We all have a right to express our opinions. But we also have a responsibility to do so in a civil and respectful fashion." Read More...


October 12, 2010
Americans Struggle to Understand Others’ Beliefs

As part of the PBS series "God in America," this video takes a look at what American's know and what they don't know about religion and each other. Imam Feisal is featured along with other religious leaders. Take a look:

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September 26, 2010
Imam Speaks on Moderates: CBS 60 Minutes

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf tells Scott Pelley about the need to strengthen moderates of all faiths against radical extremism. Read More...


September 13, 2010
VIDEO: Helping Moderate Muslims

Imam Feisal addresses the Council on Foreign Relations about the need for inter-religious dialogue and cooperation. Read More...


September 12, 2010
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on Islam in America: ABC This Week

Christiane Amanpour & Imam Rauf Discuss Park51 Community Center & Islamophobia In America Read More...


September 8, 2010
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Speaks Out: Defends Planned Islamic Center: CNN Larry King Live

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf was interviewed on Larry King Live with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. During his interview, Imam Feisal stressed that moving the Cordoba House at Park51 would threaten national security. Read More...


September 8, 2010
Imam on Larry King Live with Soledad O’Brian

Imam Feisal speaks about the proposed Cordoba House at Park51 and the plans to provide a a variety of facilities, including a prayer room, a performing arts center, gym, swimming pool and other public spaces.

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September 7, 2010
Building on Faith: New York Times Op-Ed

As my flight approached America last weekend, my mind circled back to the furor that has broken out over plans to build Cordoba House, a community center in Lower Manhattan. I have been away from home for two months, speaking abroad about cooperation among people from different religions. Read More...