PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, PROJECTS & GRANTS
Affiliations and Memberships
- Member, The Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (www.fuiw.org)
- Affiliate member, the Washington Theological Consortium (www.washtheocon.org; see more)
- Affiliate status, The Association of Theological Schools (www.ats.edu)
- Affiliation with Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- Member, Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations in DC (www.ccmodc.org)
- Al-Ameen Associates, LLC and GSISS co-sponsor the July 2005 Intensive Arabic Immersion Program at Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
- Conflict Transformation Project of Fuller Theological Seminary and Salam: Peace and Justice Institute GSISS is one of the primary partners within
the Salam: Peace and Justice Institute coalition of Muslim organizations.
- The Facultes des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, University of Cadiayyad, Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco and GSISS jointly sponsored a certificate program in Quranic studies (in Arabic) in Morocco during the Summer of 2003.
Projects and Grants
- Conflict Transformation Project with Fuller Theological Seminary
The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences is a partner with Fuller Theological Seminary and Salam Institute in an interfaith dialogue and conflict transformation project that will hold a series of conferences and publish a manual containing constructive peacemaking strategies from the standpoint of both the Christian and the Muslim communities. The Conflict Transformation Project is part of a Spring 2003 one million dollar Department of Justice grant to the Fuller Theological Seminary to partner with the Muslim community to achieve these project goals.
- GSISS Awarded $100,000 Grant for Project L.I.G.H.T.
In the Spring 2003, The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences was awarded a $100,000 grant from the ChevronTexaco Foundation through the National Conference for Community and Justice for Project L.I.G.H.T. (Learning Islamic Guidance for Human Tolerance). Project L.I.G.H.T. was designed to empower members of the Muslim community to respond to prejudice expressed against many individuals and communities, especially South Asians, Muslims and Arab after the September 11th tragedy. The Project trained 40 Muslims from 10 mosques in Islam's fundamental messages of tolerance, inclusiveness and peaceful coexistence for all peoples, and also trained them in skills in conflict resolution and identifying bigotry. Trained participants went out in small groups to give presentations in metropolitan Washington DC community. Surveys and interviews of members of the audience in the outreach presentations indicated that the project was very successful.
(grant details) (press release)