Through the work of the IIIT Chair at Nazareth College, we seek to help dismantle stereotypes as they relate to Islamophobia, emphasize the importance of social justice and interfaith dialogue, and empower the Muslim community within the academic field.

About the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) was established as a non-profit, non-denominational organization in the United States in 1981. It is an international organization created with the intention of providing a platform for the unique perspective of Muslim thinkers, scholars, and practitioners in the humanities and social sciences.

Since its inception, IIIT has encouraged diversity and modernity in Islamic scholarly work, whilst emphasizing the importance of co-existence and the teaching of strategies to help communities navigate modern local and global challenges. IIIT functions with the goal of engaging to a wider community of learners and facilitating the academic study of religions and how people of faith interact with and influence society.

The IIIT Chair at Nazareth College encourages us to expand on our continuing academic and community programs, and create more opportunities of higher education in Islamic and interfaith studies. This program's presence at Nazareth College allows us to advance further our effort in promoting interfaith dialogue, diversity and inclusion, attracting scholars from all over the world.

The IIIT Chair contributes to Nazareth’s rich culture and tradition in regards to interfaith education; to assist in teaching values of peace, justice and tolerance that will shape a generation of global citizens.

History of the Hickey Center and the IIIT Chair
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