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Part Two: Forgiveness (Rituals for the Mind and the Heart)

Interdependence: the dependence of two or more people or things on each other; the quality or condition of being mutually reliant. Islamic death and burial rituals serve one main purpose: to remind …

Part One: Mercy to Creation (Body and Environment)

In the first ten days of the month of Ramadan, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ encouraged Muslims to focus on the quality of mercy. As we transition into this Ramadan, a period of …

Healing Heartwork Toolkit: Exploring Loss

Deepening our understanding of Islamic tools for healing, self-care and community care In response to the emerging needs of its fellows, AMCLI launched a series of Healing Heartwork Toolkits to provide Islamic …

Celebrate AMCLI Videos – Founders and Fellows

The USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture celebrates 15 years since AMCLI began as a seed of an idea. The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute builds the capacity of emerging Muslim …

AMCLI Through the Years – Founders’ Reflection

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) emerged out of a research project and a convening of civic leaders in 2006. Fifteen years after its inception, the USC Center for Religion and …

Part Three: Safety, Creating Moments of Sakina

Resilience is not about “powering through” on an empty tank; resilience is about how we replenish along the way. The Arabic word sakinah, or comfort and serenity, connects to the word sakan, …

Annenberg News: Soraya Ahyaudin on Second Pandemic Ramadan

Muslims are celebrating their second Ramadan during the global COVID-19 pandemic, restricting the ability to break the fast and pray together. Annenberg Media spoke with Soraya Ahyaudin, director of the American Muslim …

Part One: Mercy and Compassion

Rest: In these first ten days, let us consider the multitude of ways in which Ramadan offers us a much-needed break from our pursuit of consumption. In the Qur’an, we understand that, …

Healing Heartwork Toolkit: Exploring Self

Deepening our understanding of Islamic tools for healing, self-care, and community care In response to the emerging needs of AMCLI fellows, AMCLI launched a new series called “Healing Heartwork” in Ramadan 2021 …

AMCLI Advisory Council 2021-2022

In 2006, a group of Muslim civic leaders came together and shared ideas, stories, disappointments, and triumphs. They developed a renewed sense of community and cultivated a shared belief that their civic …

What is the AMCLI Coaching for Racial Justice program?

AMCLI Coaching for Racial Justice: Using Coaching Skills to Deepen Anti-Racism Work is a five-week training program for AMCLI Fellows.  

Show Up With Impact: How To Have Presence in Online Meetings

One of AMCLI’s core leadership principles is that your presence matters. Given the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which many are working from home as part of social distancing, remote …

Radio Azad: Brie Loskota on AMCLI

Even as partnerships between government and faith organizations have narrowed to select groups under the Trump administration, CRCC Executive Director Brie Loskota finds hope in the rise of local initiatives to build partnerships, …

Brie Loskota: We Decided to Be Builders

Brie Loskota was a guest on Edina Lekovic’s Meeting the Moment podcast episode 10, where she discussed the origins of CRCC’s AMCLI program and the Generation Change program, a global youth peace-building program of the United States Institute of …

AMCLI: Building a Dynamic National Network of American Muslim Leadership

AMCLI is leadership program that develops and trains American Muslim leaders who are committed to civic engagement. AMCLI fellows are at the forefront of creating a greater presence of Muslims in the …

Religion & Politics Features AMCLI – The Influential Network of American Muslim Leaders

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute is “one of the country’s most influential networks of American Muslim civic leaders,” according to an article profiling the group in Religion & Politics. AMCLI, which …

What We Learned from Gathering 120+ American Muslim Leaders

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute’s inaugural session began just days after Obama’s victory in the 2008 presidential election. Now, at the tail-end of the second Obama administration, it is hard to …

10 Years of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute – Evaluation Report

Founded in 2006 and launched programming in 2008, the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) works to transform the Muslim communal landscape in the United States by empowering the next generation of …

President Obama Lifts up Young Muslim Activists, Including AMCLI Alumni

Just before President Obama made his public remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore this week–his first visit to a mosque as President–he met with a dozen Muslim leaders from across the …

American Muslims and Philanthropy

AMCLI director Nadia Roumani discussed identity, charitable giving and civic engagement with John E. Kobara, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the California Community Foundation. He published her thoughts, along …