The word philanthropy is derived from a Greek word that means love of humankind.
Activists, policymakers and scientists have long undermined one of the most powerful forces for environmental resilience: religious values.
For example, the current environmental situation is dire, to say the least.
Women of all faiths have long been important figures in making our families, communities, societies and world better, despite having to fight inequality.
Future interventions in collaborations require resolving possible challenges that might hinder collaboration.
Most important, zakat remains an interpersonal and communal practice that is nourished by direct relationships.
Research suggests that Muslims pledge or donate the vast majority of their philanthropy during the month of Ramadan.
They are largely under-resourced, with an average budget of $250,000 and one staff member.
Behind every story of wealth is stories of inequality.
Training highly diverse audiences globally requires a special skill set that goes beyond scientific knowledge and professional curriculums.
Far too often, discussions about philanthropy exclude religion or seek to think of it as tangential.
Racialized groups are seen as token recipients rather than as partners.
The world can be a better place if we decide to make it better.
Muslims give to a wide variety of faith-based and non-faith-based organizations and causes that reflect the diversity of the Muslim community in the United States.
It is critical that we discuss the role expensive, private, not-for-profit colleges and universities play in making the student loan problem worse.
Not-for-profits play an important part in our economic and social fabric.
[Muslims] are regularly reminded during this month that Prophet Muhammad was the most generous in Ramadan.
“Not everyone has the resources to give money or time in formal ways. Most people are just trying to survive and help people around them to survive.”
This list suggests further investment is needed in minority-led not-for-profits at the grassroots level.
Despite the national, regional and local examples of systemic racism, civil rights causes continue to be left behind by American philanthropy.