Qutbi Ahmed, a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, is the director of the New York office of the Muslim World League and the former president of the Islamic Society of North America.
Nimat Hafez Barazangi was educated in Damascus University, Columbia University, and Cornell University. Her research and teaching interests center on multicultural pedagogical problems. She has published several papers on Muslim children's education, Muslim Arab youth, and Muslim/Arab women. Currently she is designing an action plan for Islamic education in North America based on the results of her dissertation.
Frederick Mathewson Denny, professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is the author of An Introduction to Islam, Islam and the Muslim Community, Islamic Ritual Practices: A Slide Set and Teacher's Guide (with A. A. Sachedina) and numerous scholarly articles on Islamic subjects. He has traveled extensively in the Muslim world and is currently conducting research on Islam and Muslim communities in North America.
John L. Esposito, professor and director of international studies at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, is the author of Islam and Politics and Women in Muslim Family Law. He is the editor of Islam in Asia: Religion, Politics and Society; Voices of Resurgent Islam; Islam and Development: Religion and Sociopolitical Change; and coeditor of Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives. He has authored scores of journal articles on Islamic revival and Islam in the modern world. He has traveled extensively throughout the Muslim world and is involved with organizations working with Muslims in the United States.
Byron Haines is the former director of the Office of Christian-Muslim Relations at the National Council of Churches. He is the author of several articles on Muslims in the United States and a coauthor of Christians and Muslims Together.
Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is the author of Contemporary Islam and the Challenge of History, and coauthor of Islamic Values in the United States and Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection. She is the coeditor of Islamic Impact and Women, Religion and Social Change. She has been engaged in