Parliament Trustee Named Head of ISNA’s Office for Interfaith, Community Alliances, and Government Relations

December 2, 2021

Join the Parliament of the World’s Religions in congratulating Parliament Trustee, Imam Saffet Abid Catovic on his new role with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

A seasoned interfaith leader, Imam Saffet Abid Catovic is a Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions and serves as an active member of the Parliament’s Climate Action Task Force. Imam Catovic is a GreenFaith Muslim Fellow and serves as their Senior Muslim advisor. He is the Co-founder and Chair of the Green Muslims of New Jersey (GMNJ); a founding committee member of the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) Green Initiatives;  a consultant to the Drafting Committee of the Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change (2015); a founding member of the Global Muslim Climate Network (GMCN); a member of the scholars Drafting team of “Al-Mizan – Covenant for the Earth” organized under the auspices of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) – Faiths for Earth and the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) .

In late October, ISNA announced the appointment of Imam Saffet Abid Catovic to head its Washington, DC Office for Interfaith, Community Alliances, and Government Relations.

“We are thrilled to welcome Imam Saffet back into the ISNA family in his new leadership role as he revives, revitalizes, and expands ISNA’s important work and various programs in the Nation’s Capital”, said ISNA’s Executive Director, Basharat Saleem.

Learn more about the work of ISNA and this appointment here.


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