OUR mission

The Peace Project ends hatred through rigorous research, collaboration with influential leaders, and change-promoting communications aimed at the perpetrators, bystanders and victims of hateful speech and action.


As we pursue our mission, having a determined commitment to our values is what will allow the enactment of dramatic change. We know the dedication to these values will be what sees peace prevail and hatred diminish. Learn the importance of each value.


We hold the incalculable value of each member of society as universal. We are tenacious in ensuring that each individual is able to feel that value, pursue hope and operate from a foundation of equality.

We are galvanized by a future where understanding comes before division despite our human differences.


We are an organization of achievement. We stand for the humanity of our neighbor by being engaging activists, sounding a constant voice of equality, and grappling thoughtfully with the varied nature of our cultures.


We are committed to intellectual integrity and policy recommendations based on well researched and reviewed findings. We do not fear the facts but embrace them to create clarity.

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The peace project

We implore you on behalf of the disenfranchised everywhere: do a little and possibly even do a lot. First you, and then a thousand others like you who follow your lead, will create a social environment where hatred is stamped out. Where understanding supplants misinformation and fear. Study our mission, learn about our values and see how you can enact them in your life with simple actions that make great and compassionate change.

The Peace Project timeline

See the major milestones in our development and gain an understanding of where we are headed. Click through any milestone to learn more.

qasim rashid
"In harms way"

Ellie Boatman
"the kids are

"in search of
my sister"
is released





the peace
project is

we launch
the hate-free

we launch
the Uyghur

the berlin/
is born

leadership team

Faysal Sohail, Board Chairman
Faysal Sohail is the Institute’s Board chair and founding member. Faysal is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, founding member of Presidio Partners, and Congressionally awarded entrepreneur and philanthropist. For over thirty years Faysal has invested globally in non-profit education, health, and human rights organizations – building these organizations from the ground up to multi-million dollar ventures. He’s a founding member of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, Global Lawyers for Refugees, and this Institute. Faysal is committed to building this Institute into a leading human rights organization dedicated to universal religious freedom and human equality.


Dr. Fatimah Fanusie is a Twentieth Century U.S. Historian and Lecturer whose work is at the heart of an evolving reappraisal of the study of African American Islam, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and African Diaspora culture.
Atif mian, advisory board
Atif Mian is John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance at Princeton University, and Director of the Julis Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School. He holds a bachelors degree in Mathematics with Computer Science and Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. Prior to joining Princeton in 2012 he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago Booth School of business
Dr. Craig Considine is currently a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Rice University. Considine’s research interests include American religious pluralism, American Muslim experiences, Islamophobia, American identity, Christian-Muslim relations, the life of Prophet Muhammad, the Pakistani diaspora, Irish identity, and the ethnic vs. civic nation dichotomy. He holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), an MSc from the University of London (England), and a BA from American University Washington, DC. Considine is a native of Needham, Massachusetts.
Sabrina Sohail, Executive Director
Sabrina Sohail is currently the Executive Director of The Peace Project. Her background in Psychology, social work, and healthcare has cultivated her passion for understanding and countering the underlying causes of dehumanization and radicalization.