Abdelkader Education Project (AEP) promotes cultural literacy, civility and respectful engagement between all people through education and outreach drawing on Emir Abdelkader’s life story and values – courage, integrity, intellect, humility and compassion – that transcend culture and faith traditions.
The Abdelkader Education Project is a success because of people like you: Educators, students and community leaders.
“Now more than ever, it is necessary that we curtail the violent, essentialist, and exclusionary rhetoric promulgated towards peoples of different faiths and backgrounds. Globalization and advance in technology have shrunk the world; cultural and religious differences are inescapable and ubiquitous. If we cannot reform our jingoistic attitudes towards ourselves and others, if we cannot articulate a new politics that recognizes and celebrates difference, we are certain to make the same mistakes our fathers and fore-fathers have made before us. Only by learning lessons from our shared history, from men like Abd el-Kader, can we hope to move towards a happier, more prosperous future.
Brandon Jennings University of Iowa – “Practicing Politics According to Abd el-Kader”