The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation is committed to building a better world by embracing the universally shared values of Islam—peace and social justice—through a rights-based approach to community engagement and the empowerment of disadvantaged people.
To advance this vision, we provide grants; conduct programs; sponsor educational forums, dialogues and other consensus-building activities on subjects compatible with our mission; and collaborate with like-minded organizations to promote peace education, interfaith understanding, respect for diversity, women’s rights and opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
The El-Hibri Foundation will present its annual Peace Education Prize to the 2013 Laureate, Dr. Betty A. Reardon, at an invitation-only ceremony on October 2, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Founding director of the International Institute on Peace Education, Reardon is a mentor to and educator of thousands of teachers and thought leaders in the field of peace education. She is one of the most widely cited peace educators in the world and well recognized as a founding figure in the field of peace studies. She has initiated and sustained key institutions, educational programs and networks of peace leaders around the world. Read the full media advisory here.
The 2013 Fundraiser for the Peace Education Prize will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 PM at the El-Hibri Foundation’s facilities at 16th and P Streets in Washington, DC.
The El-Hibri Foundation is honored to welcome Nadia Roumani to its Board of Trustees. As the co-founder and director of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Initiative, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Foundation. Ms. Roumani is Principal of Roumani Consulting, whose clients include a wide range of philanthropies and international organizations, including the United Nations Development Program, the Carnegie Corporation and the Ford Foundation. Read the full announcement.
Washington, DC - July 17, 2013 - This year, the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation (ECF) chose a day of Muslim and Jewish fasting to host the Third Annual Ibrahim El-Hibri Interfaith Iftar dinner, with a keynote address delivered by His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick. July 16th marked the eighth day of Ramadan, as well as the Ninth of Av, a solemn day of remembrance when Jews reflect on historical tragedies befalling the Jewish community. See Full Press Release
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation (ECF), a private foundation dedicated to building a better world by promoting the universally shared Islamic values of peace and social justice, announced today that it has selected Judy Barsalou as its new President. Read the full announcement
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Chaiwat Satha-Anand as the sixth recipient of its annual Peace Education Prize. Dr. Satha-Anand is the first international candidate to be honored with the award which carries a $20,000 prize. Read more about the Dr. Satha-Anand and the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize here.
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce Leah Muskin-Perriet as the 2012 El-Hibri Youth Peace Education Prize Laureate, which carries a $5,000 prize. Read more about Leah Muskin-Perriet and the El-Hibri Youth Peace Education Prize here.
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation launched its Campus Deen Program in the summer of 2012 with the goals of identifying challenges confronting Muslim students on American college campuses and developing resources to address them while contributing to the students' overall well-being and positive civic identity. The Program consists of two parts: student leadership training and a resource website (www.campusdeen.org). Read more about the Campus Deen Program here.
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with the Social Welfare Institutions of Lebanon – Dar Al Aytam Al Islamiya, formally opened the Ibrahim El-Hibri Campus, a $20 million state-of-the art orphanage and educational center in Qobbeh, Lebanon on May 23, 2012. Read more about the opening of the Ibrahim El-Hibri Campus here.
Rabbi Marc Gopin, director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, delivered the Second Annual Ibrahim El-Hibri Interfaith Lecture at the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation on July 31, 2012. The topic was: "Reflections on Interfaith Paths to Global Peace and Justice."
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that Baroness Mary Goudie, a Member of the British House of Lords since 1998 and a global advocate for the rights of women and children, joined the Board of Trustees of the Foundation in May 2012. Read more about Baroness Goudie here.
Dr. Lynn Kunkle, a Trustee of the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation and an expert on interfaith issues, peacebuilding and Islamic approaches to social justice, joined the Foundation’s staff in July in the newly created position of Director of Programs. Dr. Kunkle is a former assistant professor at American University in Washington, D.C. where she earned a Ph.D. in International Relations. Read more about Lynn Kunkle here.
Karamah is a non-profit organization focused on Muslim women’s human and civil rights in the United States and worldwide. Believing that research, education, dialogue and action can counter the dangerous and destructive effects of ignorance, silence and prejudice, Karamah empowers Muslim women through legal education, leadership development and an enhanced understanding of Islamic law. It is developing a comprehensive, gender-equitable Islamic jurisprudence that addresses concerns of Muslim women worldwide.
Karamah’s activities include: