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Hurma Project

Grant Type: General Operating

Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Organization Overview

The Hurma Project is committed to upholding the sacred inviolability of each person in Muslim spaces by elucidating the special responsibilities of those holding power and authority and by educating those who are vulnerable about their God-given dignity and rights.


The Hurma Project addresses predatory behavior, abuse of religious authority, neglect of duty to protect, and other related harmful behaviors in Muslim communities. Led by Dr. Ingrid Mattson, the Hurma Project aims to be a resource and thought leader for Muslim community leaders and organizations seeking principles and processes to prevent and respond to abuse in Muslim spaces. In 2021, the Hurma Project launched a podcast to make its critical research and practice more accessible to broader audiences. Season Two of the podcast will be released late fall 2021. The Hurma Project will also begin prototyping training for mosques and other organizations around the country. Using general operating support, the Hurma Project hopes to build the infrastructure needed for community members to securely uphold the sacred inviolability of one another.

Year founded: 2018

Location: Crestwood, IL

Website: https://hurmaproject.com/


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