Islam and Muslims

Chair: Fariyal Ross-Sheriff
CoChair: Soleman Abu-Bader

Islam is the fastest growing religion in America and continues to be one of the most misunderstood faiths, eliciting on the one hand, greater inter-faith dialog and on the other hand, vitriolic anti-Islamic sentiments from some lay people, leaders of other faiths and elected officials. This Track provides a forum for social work practitioners and educators to engage in a mutually transformative exchange regarding teaching and the conduct of research about Islam, and the delivery of services to Muslims in America and the global community. This Track hopes to create knowledge, develop theoretical frameworks and innovative models of service delivery aimed at ensuring culturally competent social work practice, research, and education.