—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (December 31, 2014) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) National Election Committee announced that Mr. Naeem Baig has been reelected as president of ICNA for the 2015-2016 term.
Mr. Baig will be sworn in on January 17 at the Annual General Assembly in Orlando, Florida. Annual elections for presidents of local ICNA chapters were also held throughout the country during December 2014.
The President of ICNA is elected through secret ballot from among members of the ICNA General Assembly (MGAs). The General Assembly currently consists of 530 MGAs from 28 states and is the final authority in all matters concerning the organization. The president is entrusted with the responsibility of guiding ICNA and making decisions with input from the Majlis Ash-Shura (Central Advisory Council) and members of the General Assembly.
Mr. Baig currently serves as the Moderator for Religions for Peace USA and co-chairs the National Muslim-Christian Initiative. He serves as the Muslim Coordinator of the Catholic-Muslim Mid-Atlantic Dialogue. He was a member of the Taskforce on Global Initiative on Faith, Health and Development. He additionally worked as a consultant on the “Study on Christian-Muslim Relations,” sponsored by the Department of Interfaith Relations of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He is serving as the Chairman of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF) and the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights (AMT) and is a member of the board of Interfaith Workers Justice (IWJ).
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