Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

by | May 26, 2023 | The Board

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Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar is a Research Scholar of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Omar’s research and teaching focuses on the roots of religious violence and the potential of religion for constructive social engagement and interreligious peacebuilding. He has published extensively.

In addition to being a university-based researcher and teacher, Omar serves as Imam at the Claremont Main Road Masjid in Cape Town, South Africa; a trustee of the Healing of Memories Institute in South Africa; a member of the Interfaith Council for Ethics Education; Arigatou International in Japan; and an advisory board member for Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa.