ISNA Press Release & Statements

ISNA Concerned Over Further Escalation of Violence on the People of Gaza

Conveys Concerns to U.S. Officials Over Mounting Civilian Deaths in Gaza FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Plainfield, IN 7/20/14) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the largest and oldest American Muslim umbrella organization, today expressed grave concerns over the further escalation of violence on the people of Gaza with the continued bombing and recent ground invasion […]

Over 600 Educators Attend 15th Annual Education Forum

(Plainfield, IN 4/22/14) From April 18 to April 20, over 600 people flocked to the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Chicago to attend Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) 15th Annual Education Forum. Schools were represented from across the U.S. and Canada. Among the many states represented were North Carolina, Virginia and Texas. Educators from small […]

ISNA Welcomes NYPD Decision to Disband Spying Unit on Muslims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Plainfield, IN 4/16/14) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) today welcomed the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) decision to disband their unit that specialized in a massive collection of warrantless surveillance of Muslims who were not suspected of committing any crimes. NYPD’s surveillance program produced a comprehensive mapping of Muslim centers […]

ISNA Participates in High Level Religious Delegation to the Central African Republic

(Plainfield, IN 4/15/14) The high level delegation of United States religious leaders that visited the Central African Republic (CAR) last Tuesday was a partnership among ISNA, the State Department, Office of the Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemaker, and the Inter-religious Platform. The delegation included […]

ISNA Endorser and Chaplains Respond to Negative Allegations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Plainfield, IN 4/8/14) Today, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Director of Chaplain Services and Islamic Endorser along with its two recently ISNA-endorsed chaplains in the military responded to false allegations made by Fox News and Ryan Mauro from the anti-Muslim group Clarion Project, that ISNA and its endorsed chaplains have […]

Leaders from the Latin American Council of Churches Visit ISNA DC Office

(Washington, D.C. 4/8/14) On Wednesday, April 2, Rev. Nilton Giese, General Secretary of the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI), and Rev. Felipe Adolf, CLAI’s President, visited ISNA’s office for Interfaith & Community Alliances (IOICA) along with Martin Shupack, the Director of Advocacy at Church World Service. The two Latin American leaders  shared their views […]

ISNA Chaplain Services Director Speaks at 4th Annual Association of Muslim Chaplains Conference

On Friday, March 8th, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Director of Chaplain Services/Islamic Endorsing Agent Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad was invited to present at the Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC) 4th annual Shura Conference for Chaplains and other Human Service Providers at Yale University, New Haven, CT. More than 100 professionals representing several institutions including: inpatient […]

ISNA Communications Director Gives Presentation to Journalism Students at Local University

(Plainfield, IN 3/10/14) Last week, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Communications Director Edgar Hopida spoke to journalism students on “Covering Islam in the Media” at Ball State University located in Muncie, Indiana. The presentation consisted of the basic beliefs and practices of Islam as well as common negative frames that journalists typically use when […]