Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team

The Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team explores and supports religious freedom from within the traditions of Islam. The work of this team includes researching the traditions of Islam, developing education programs about Islam and religious freedom, translating resources by Muslims about religious freedom, fostering inclusion of Muslims in religious freedom work both where Muslims are a majority and where they are a minority, and partnering with RFI’s other teams in advocacy. The Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team has staff in Washington, DC and Copenhagen.

Our activities:

  • research topics related to religious freedom in the traditions of Islam
  • advocacy in collaboration with the other RFI Action Teams
  • promote circulation of media by Muslims about religious freedom
  • education programs about Islam and religious freedom
  • strategic communication to share our work 

Director: Jennifer Bryson
Members: Ismail Royer, Research and Program Associate, Kareem McDonald, Program Associate, Mehdi Mejri, Atlas Fellow

Website: To learn more about the work of the Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team visit: www.IslamRFI.org


Director: Jennifer Bryson

Bryson

Jennifer S. Bryson is Director of the Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team. She has a Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic studies from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale, an M.A. in History from Yale, and a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford. She has worked previously at the Department of Defense, the Witherspoon Institute, and the Zephyr Institute. Since 2009 she has been studying and working together with Muslims who support religious freedom. She is currently studying religious freedom in international human rights at the Newseum's Religious Freedom Center.