As you make your final decisions on your charitable giving before the tax year deadline on December 31, please consider making a gift or a donation, or renewing your membership, to the Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID). Both your membership fee and any donations you make to CSID are 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Please make a donation today or renew your membership to help support CSID's mission, projects, and activities. As a non-profit (501-c-3) organization, CSID relies heavily on your individual support and contributions to implement many of its activities both in the United States and overseas. I am asking you to please consider making a donation of $50, $100, $300, $1,000 or whatever you can afford to help support and sustain CSID.
For 16 years now, CSID has been on the leading edge of advocating for democracy in the Arab and Muslim Worlds, and for advocating for improved relations and understanding between the US and the Muslim World.
CSID has been at the forefront of the struggle against extremism and a strong voice for tolerance, dialogue, and peaceful coexistence, but we cannot succeed without your help and support. Please make a donation or renew your membership today, and help to make a difference for a better and brighter future for all of us.
As an example, of what CSID has done for the past 4 years to bridge the gap and help promote genuine dialogue, peaceful coexistence, and democratic norms of government, please take a look at the CSID TUNISIA New Website. CSID TUNISIA has now become one of the most active and most influential NGO's in Tunisia, and has organized hundreds of meetings, seminars, conferences, debates (both open and closed) and training workshops on democracy and citizenship to thousands of Tunisian politicians, experts, activitsts, and normal citizens. Just yesterday, Tunisia won the Nobel Peace Prize for the successful negotiations and dialogue between all political parties. Both civil organizations in general, and CSID in particular, played a key and historic role in this national dialogue and consensus-building efforts, which culminated in a stable and successful transition to democracy: THE FIRST EVER IN THE ARAB WORLD.
In 2016, CSID will continue to support Tunisia's nascent democracy, but will also expand its reach and focus to the other countries of the Arab Spring, in particular Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Yemen. If democracy and national dialogue succeeded in Tunisia, there is no reason why they cannot succeed in Libya, Egypt, Syria, or Yemen.
For the past 16 years, CSID has been at the forefront of two major struggles: supporting and encouraging freedom, human rights, and democracy in the Arab and Muslim Worlds, and educating the American people about Islam, Islamic cultures and civilizations, and Muslims. These two struggles have never been as critical or as entertwined as they are today, but we cannot succeed without your moral and financial support.
The CSID Weekly E-mail Bulletin is sent once a week to 45,000 activists, scholars, experts, politicians, and religious leaders all over the world (in both ENGLISH and ARABIC). Please it to all your friends, and ask them to subscribe. It is FREE, and it will keep you and them informed of major developments in the struggle for freedom, human rights, and democracy.
We look forward to hearing from you and to receiving your support (with whatever you can afford in these difficult and challenging economies).
And please pray for peace, freedom, democracy, and understanding.
(CSID is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit. EIN: 52-2167254)
You can also donate by check, made payable to:
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 500,
Washington, DC, 20036
Dr. Radwan A. Masmoudi
President of CSID
By supporting CSID, you help to:
- Create a better future for our children so they can have more opportunities for improving their lives and realizing their dreams.
- Educate and inform Americans about Islam's true values of tolerance, peace, and good will towards mankind, including peoples of other faiths.
- Improve U.S. relations with the Muslim world by supporting popular movements rather than oppressive tyrannies and corrupt regimes.
- Replace the feelings of hopelessness, despair, and anger in many parts of the Muslim world, especially among the youth, with a more positive and hopeful outlook for the future.
- Encourage young Muslim Americans, and Muslims everywhere, to participate in the political process and to reject calls for destructive violence and extremism.
- Build a network of Muslim democrats around the globe who can share knowledge and experience about how to build and strengthen democratic institutions and traditions in the Muslim countries.
Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy
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. Your contribution will make a world of difference.
The Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy is a non-profit think tank, based in Washington DC - dedicated to promoting a better understanding of democracy in the Muslim world, and a better understanding of Islam in America. To achieve its objectives, the Center organizes meetings, conferences, and publishes several reports and periodicals. CSID engages Muslim groups, parties, and governments - both secularist and moderate Islamist - in public debates on how to reconcile Muslims' interpretation of Islam and democracy. CSID is committed to providing democracy education to ordinary citizens, civil society, religious and political leaders in the Muslim world, and has organized meetings, workshops, and conferences in over 25 countries, including Nigeria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Iran, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, etc.
"In just a few years, CSID has done remarkable work in facilitating the vital discussion about Islam and democracy in the United States and beyond. In so doing it has made an invaluable contribution to breaking down prejudice and misunderstanding and to meeting the crucial challenge of advancing human rights and democracy in the Muslim world."
Human Rights Defenders Program
Neil Hicks, Director
"The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) plays an absolutely vital role in creating a platform for the voices of democracy and reform throughout the Muslim World. Equally vital is the role they play in bringing a better understanding of the diversity within Islam to the people of America. CSID's advocacy of Islamic values coupled with democratic principles needs and merits our support."
John D. Sullivan, Executive Director
Center for International Private Enterprise
"CSID's role is crucial in Muslim societies and in the West. It is instrumental in contextualizing democracy in Muslim societies by underscoring the areas where Islam values and democratic principles meet. The CSID also bridges this arbitrary and unnecessary gap between the Muslim democrats and the secular democrats, an essential step for making the establishment of democracy and effective participatory systems a mainstream quest. Further, the CSID's role in the US is equally important in presenting the moderate, tolerant and pluralistic nature of Islam."
University of Notre Dame
Emad El-Din Shahin, Professor