Carnegie Corporation Contributes to Deeper Understanding of Islam

The Carnegie Corporation announced an initial $10 million investment to enrich the quality of America’s public dialogue on Muslim societies and Islam. The corporation’s comprehensive strategy focuses in increasing public knowledge about cultures and history of Islam and Muslim communities – both in the US and abroad, and public knowledge about diverse ways of thinking. These grants and allocations constitute the largest commitment by a US foundation toward the development and fostering of understanding among Americans about Muslim communities. There is a disconnection between many of our public conversations about Islam and our knowledge of it […]. We hope that our work will better equip Americans to make informed decisions about, and engage with, various Muslim communities in our midst as well as those abroad, said Carnegie Corporation President Vartan Gregorian.