The Temple of Understanding

Founded in 1960 by Juliet Hollister with the support of Eleanor Roosevelt, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sir Zafrula Khan, H.H. Pope John XXIII, Anwar al-Sadat, and H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama among others, the Temple of Understanding advocates acceptance and respect for religious pluralism by the worlds governing bodies.

Council on American-Islamic Relations

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.

Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace is dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence.


‘The Art of Reciting the Qur'an' by Kristina Nelson, 1985