Founded in 2004, the Cordoba Initiative is a multi-national, multi-faith organization dedicated to improving Muslim-West relations.
Held seven annual convenings of a global group of scholars representing the full spectrum of Islamic legal and political thought. We have (1) achieved consensus on the definition of Islamic good governance and; (2) created an index to rate countries’ compliance with that definition.
Creating a Space – Cordoba House – for the voices of moderation to flourish and be heard.
Cordoba House is to be a space where people gather to identify ways to reverse the downward spiral of fear and mistrust that is fueling extremism on all sides.
Shape an American-Muslim Identity – which will have a moderating effect on the Muslim world.
A strong American Muslim community – confident in its identity as both wholly American and wholly Muslim, will inevitably be moderate.
…by elevating the discourse in America on Muslims and presenting a pluralist, tolerant and compassionate vision of Islam.
Through the Shariah Index Project we have created a blueprint for how democracy will take root in the Muslim world.