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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

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” this 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 …

From #GivingTuesday to Giving USA, New Lessons for Faith-Based Organizations

Huffington Post Religion covered the Faith+GivingTuesday+SocialGood summit, which featured CRCC’s Rev. Mark Whitlock, Brie Loskota and Nadia Roumani. The summit convened representatives from religious organizations, universities and entrepreneurs who are exploring the …

AMCLI: My People

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute builds the capacity of emerging Muslim leaders from across the United States. Wesam Nassar produced AMCLI: My People with ESHMAWI to capture what the group is …

Finding a Place for Faith in Social Innovation

Nadia Roumani, Co-Founder and Director of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI), appeared in an article on eJewish Philanthropy discussing the emergence of faith-based organizations and companies in social innovation and …

American Muslims’ lives were altered by 9/11 attacks

The Ventura County Star quoted CRCC Managing Director Brie Loskota in an article about how the lives of American Muslims changes after 9/11 and the Iraq War. The turning point for American …

Muslims in America divided on improving image 10 years after 9/11

The Religion News Service quoted American Muslim Leadership Institute director and co-founder Nadia Roumani in a story about the perception of Muslims approaching the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Americans say they now …