Meet the Team: Rabia

Rabia Terri Harris 2015Rabia Terri Harris, Founder of the Muslim Peace Fellowship, launched MPF as an associate organization of the Fellowship of Reconciliation in 1994, and has nurtured it ever since.

The child of a Jewish father and a Christian mother, Rabia embraced Islam in 1978, receiving her religious education through the Halveti-Jerrahi Order. She holds a BA in Religion from Princeton University, an MA in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures from Columbia University, and a Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy from Hartford Seminary. In 2009, her three decades of experience in spirituality and community service led to her being chosen as the first president of the Association of Muslim Chaplains.

As a theorist and investigator in Islamic peacebuilding and multireligious solidarity for justice, Rabia writes extensively and has lectured and offered workshops nationally and internationally.

Currently Rabia serves as Chaplain and Scholar in Residence at the Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center, an Abrahamic residential community devoted to the pursuit of peace and justice through earthcare and hospitality. You can contact Rabia at

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