Islamic Speakers Bureau, DFW (ISB-DFW) is a non-profit educational organization based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. ISB promotes religious literacy and mutual understanding through on-site presentations, cultural competency seminars and interfaith dialogues. ISB challenges stereotypes and works towards preventing prejudice against Islam and Muslims through education and dialog. In a post-9/11 world this work has become critical in combating rising anti-Muslim sentiment that has become common fare in the media, government, and the public square. We believe that a deeper understanding of different religions and cultures contributes to peace and harmony in the world. ISB fulfills a critical need today by striving to improve religious literacy to foster a better understanding between Americans of all faiths.
ISB provides free face-to-face interactions with American Muslim speakers and educators, an approach that is most powerful in overcoming stereotypes and prejudices. Utilizing scholarly developed and time-tested materials, ISB reaches out to thousands of Americans to present on a variety of topics related to Islam and Muslims in schools, colleges and universities, law enforcement agencies, corporations, healthcare facilities, faith-based and community organizations. We subscribe to the principles expressed in the religion clauses of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution; our services are therefore academic, informative, objective, and neutral. Our programs are not devotional in nature; we do not proselytize.
Each of our presentations are customized to fit the needs of the hosting organization and are designed to achieve the following objectives:
- Correct any misinformation about Islam
- Give an overview on Islamic beliefs and practices
- Provide tailored information about Muslims as it relates to the needs of the host organization
- Foster a sustainable relationship between institutions and the local Muslim community