Islam and Public Life: Addressing Stigmas and Stereotypes


Do American Muslims face discrimination? How are Muslims contributing to US politics? What kind of stereotypes do American Muslim women face? Panelists addressed these and other questions in a timely public conversation hosted by the Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP), with support from Rice University's Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance. Pamela Prickett, RPLP postdoctoral fellow, moderated the discussion among the three diverse panelists: Imam Wazir Ali, Masjid Warithud-Deen Mohammed and Masjid Al-Qur'an; Craig Considine, lecturer in the department of sociology at Rice University; and Hasna Maznavi, founder and president of the Women's Mosque of America.