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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 will continue its work to address 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. Following an inaugural training and convening in 2018 and a groundbreaking research symposium in January 2020, the Hurma Project is seeking to reconvene with other experts and community advocates to build online resources that may benefit other community members, leaders, and organizations now and in the future. The Hurma Project will also begin prototyping trainings 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. In 2021, the Hurma Project will develop a podcast to make its critical research and practice more accessible to broader audiences.

Year founded: 2018

Location: Crestwood, IL

Website: https://hurmaproject.com/


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