Building coalitions with Muslims at home and across the globe
In the U.S. and abroad, AJC has been in the forefront of establishing strong and productive Muslim-Jewish relations. Through research, publications, and local, national, and international meetings, we create effective coalitions to fight antisemitism and anti-Muslim sentiment and counter the spread of fundamentalism and extremism.
We have long believed that positive relations with other faith communities strengthens Jewish communities. That’s why we cosponsored the first national and international conferences for Jewish and Muslim women of faith in the 1980s. And in 2016, we partnered with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to convene the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC).
The Council, which is developing and advocating a domestic policy agenda to protect and expand the rights of religious minorities, is a tangible result of our commitment to work with the American Muslim community for the benefit of all citizens. This values-driven partnership sets a new standard for interreligious cooperation.