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The On Being Project

Rami Nashashibi

A New Coming Together

Rami Nashashibi uses graffiti, calligraphy, and hip-hop in his work as a healing force on the South Side of Chicago. A Palestinian-American, he started his activism with at-risk urban Muslim families, especially youth, while he was still a college student. Now he’s the leader of a globally-emulated project converging religious virtues, the arts, and social action. And he is a fascinating face of a Muslim-American dream flourishing against the odds in post-9/11 America.
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  • Rami Nashashibi

    Rami Nashashibi

    is founder and executive director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) in Chicago. He is a 2017 MacArthur Fellow and a former visiting assistant professor of sociology of religion and Muslim studies at Chicago Theological Seminary.