At ISPU, one of our core values is responsiveness. We know that keeping that value top of mind in our research strategy allows those involved with policymaking, advocacy, community building, and research to direct resources to the most pressing and relevant issues. Pursuant to that goal, we reviewed years of research at ISPU, focused on issues related to ISPU’s core research areas to identify current needs in the American Muslim community.
In May 2021, detailed findings were presented at a researchers’ convening jointly held by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and the Pillars Fund. The convening brought together dozens of scholars from across the country, focused on researching American Muslim communities and issues impacting upon them. The following highlights some of the needs identified through this process.