The Crescent Peace Society was formed in 1996, by a small group of Muslims, in response to misinformation spread about the Muslim community following the Oklahoma City bombing. It is a nonprofit organization, governed by an Executive Board, a general Board, and Advisory Board, under the guidance of its President, Ahsan Latif. The mission of the organization is to “build bridges among faith communities, encourage dialogue, and promote justice and mutual understanding.” It also seeks to “enhance the understanding of Muslim culture through dialogue, discussion and shared experiences.”[1]

Following the events of 9/11, and an increase in hateful rhetoric towards the Muslim community, the Crescent Peace society has strived to correct information set forth by the media. The group offers educational and cultural interactions with a diversity of faiths and the media. They also organize and encourage service projects, especially among the youth of the community. The Crescent Peace Society continues offer Annual Interfaith Iftars and annual Ramadan Eid Dinners, and regular “Meet a Muslim” events. They also give talks at various churches, schools, and other community organizations. [2]

[1] The Crescent Peace Society. 2016. About Crescent Peace Society. Accessed February 22, 2019.

[2] Ibid.