Is there a need for a project like this?

We believe there is. The debate around Islam and Muslims has reached a very difficult position. While there is a growth in anti-Muslim sentiment, there is also an increasing sense of victimhood and closed attitudes developing among many Muslims.

Over the last century, through the political crisis Muslims have lived through, we have forgotten important aspects of our tradition – how deep it is, how wide and flexible it is. There is more to the Islamic tradition than we may often realize.

We want to work together, with other groups and partners, to help promote discussions and activities that will better our understanding of what Islam means to us today.