ISNA Chaplain Services Director Speaks at 4th Annual Association of Muslim Chaplains Conference

1454628On Friday, March 8th, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Director of Chaplain Services/Islamic Endorsing Agent Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad was invited to present at the Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC) 4th annual Shura Conference for Chaplains and other Human Service Providers at Yale University, New Haven, CT. More than 100 professionals representing several institutions including: inpatient hospitals, correctional facilities, substance abuse clinics, universities, and the military were present. This group participated in six different Parallel Sessions on Chaplaincy throughout the day. Topics discussed during the conference included: “Countering Violent Extremism”; “Islamic Chaplaincy Renewing Our Purpose”; Islamic Seminary Foundation Effective Organization Leadership “Program-Islam in America”; “Pastoral Care for Muslim Patients”; “Compassion Fatigue”; “Effective Prison Chaplaincy”; “Support the Muslim Family”. The final Plenary Session was titled: “Facing the Future of Islam in America”. The final three sessions were: “Approaching the Qur’an in an American Context”; The Mosque in the American Context; and “A Practical Model of Healthcare Chaplaincy”. Other speakers included: Chaplain Kamal Abu-Shamsieh, Prof Zainab Alwani, Anas Coburn, Prof Ihsan Bagby, Alejandro Beutel, Atty Rabia Chaudry, Dr Mukhtar Curtis, Prof. Hamada Hamid, Prof Jimmy Jones, Chaplain Rabia Harris, Imam Dr Muhammad Hatim Chaplain Ibrahim J. Long, Bonita McGee, Maliha Malik, Dr Aneesah Nadir, Dr Yamina Bouguenaya Mermer & Chaplain Sana Shabazz —END— CONTACT: ISNA Director of Chaplain Services and Islamic Endorsing Agent Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, 317-839-1816, E-mail:; ISNA Communications Director Edgar Hopida, 619-913-0719, E-Mail: