We build bridges of understanding through dialogue and create spaces for mutual respect & inclusion.
We are a trusted partner & resource for the Muslim and broader Atlanta community.
We provide alternative narratives about Muslims, breaking down stereotypes and changing perceptions, one conversation at a time.
We train and develop civic leaders to create positive change within communities.
We adhere to the highest level of professionalism in all our interactions.
"SHE IS A FORCE OF NATURE" - Greg Cole, Executive Director at Emmaus House
Meet our fearless leader Soumaya Khalifa who along with a group of Atlantans launched the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) of Atlanta in August 2001 and serves the Muslim and wider community in building bridges of understanding, creating interfaith partnerships, developing community leaders and creating spaces for mutual understanding and respect. Soumaya Khalifa currently serves as the Executive Director of ISB.LEARN MORE
Our interactive on-site presentations are customized to fit the needs of our hosts and are designed to provide information about Islam & Muslims, answer audience questions and cultivate relationships.
ISB has a repertoire of films about Islam and Muslims and our trained facilitators lead in-depth discussions after the films.
We provide cultural competency training for law enforcement and Healthcare workers.
The Interfaith Speakers Network (ISN) provides the opportunity to hear and interact with local representatives from 6 faith traditions: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Sikhism.
The ISB Leadership Institute (ISBLI) trains and cultivates civic leaders who create positive and constructive changes within communities.
We prepare and deliver lunches to underprivileged children as part of the Fayette County Summer Lunch Program.
Member, PTC United Methodist Church
Professor, Wesley Foundation at Georgia Tech
Woodstock Police Department
Teacher, First Baptist Church Pilgrims's; Sunday School Class
Congratulations to the first class of the Islamic Speakers Bureau Leadership Institute who graduated on June 15th, 2019. The elegant event took place at Ray’s on the River and celebrated eighteen graduates who successfully completed a rigorous program. The graduates...
ISB members were involved in a number of MLK Jr. Day projects and programs in the Atlanta area. On Saturday, January 19th, several ISB members and their families volunteered to clean up Washington State Park. It was a dreary,...
Many religious communities as well as minority groups have leadership institutes, but having a leadership institute for the Georgia Muslim community was a vision yet to be realized. While researching how to start a community leadership institute, we found...