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Imam Suhaib Webb

A Muslim convert and American imam, Imam Webb works to strengthen interreligious understanding and combat anti-Muslim bigotry through new and innovative efforts. Imam Webb believes that Muslims Americans have both a right and an obligation to participate fully in society, and he has established an influential online network to foster religious knowledge and civic engagement that functions as a virtual mosque.

As the former imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, Webb forged connections with Boston’s Jewish and Christian leaders following the Boston Marathon bombing. He is also the founder of the Ella Collins Institute of Islamic and Cultural Studies, where he trains American imams and Muslim women scholars in Islamic curriculum within a contemporary American context. His most recent endeavor, City Sundays, is a series of community gatherings for spiritual conversation in Washington, D.C. Webb hopes that the conversations will help bridge religious and cultural divides among participants from diverse backgrounds.

Complete Article: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/religion/news/2016/01/20/129232/16-faith-leaders-to-watch-in-2016/

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