Posted on December 11, 2009 in Arab American Institute

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Resources from the book Arab Voices

View a list of recommended resources for those researching Middle East and Arab affairs. Included are a number of newspapers and media outlets, organizations, blogs and literary resources for your reference. Many of these resources were cited in Jim Zogby's latest book, Arab Voices.


Select websites on Arab Americans, their religion, and the Middle East

Arab Americans


Arabs and the Middle East


Arab Americans

Arab American Institute
Represents the policy and community interests of Arab Americans throughout the United States and strives to promote Arab American participation in the US electoral system

Arab American National Museum
First museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture, and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage

Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
Includes cultural arts, employment and training, public health, and education

Café Arabica
Online Arab American community center. A place for Arab Americans to discuss issues of common interest and find out about resources and services available to Arabs and the Middle East

Middle East & Middle Eastern American Center
Based at the City University of New York (CUNY), MEMEAC's mission is to promote the study of the Middle East and Middle Eastern Americans

National Network for Arab American Communities
Committed to the development of Arab American community-based nonprofit organizations at the local level and collectively

Network of Arab-American Professionals
Non-partisan, volunteer-based organization dedicated to strengthening the Arab American community   


Religion and the Arab World


Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
Oldest and second largest Christian group in the world bringing together Christians from other Orthodox jurisdictions affiliated with the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the Americas

Coptic Orthodox Church - Archdiocese of North America
A directory of Coptic Orthodox Churches in the United States.

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation
Dedicated to informing American Christians about the plight of Palestinian Christians.


Center for Christian-Muslim Understanding at Georgetown University
The Center’s mission is to improve relations between the Muslim world and the West and enhance understanding of Muslims in the West

Center for Islamic Studies at Youngstown State University
Devoted to the scholarly study of Islam and to educating the community about Islamic religion, history, and culture

Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy
A non-profit organization dedicated to studying Islamic and democratic political thought and merging them into a modern Islamic democratic discourse

Council on Islamic Education
A body of scholars that provides academic information about Islam

Islamic Society of North America
An association of Muslim organizations and individuals that provides a common platform for presenting Islam, supporting Muslim communities, developing educational, social and outreach programs and fostering good relations with other religious communities

Muslim Public Affairs Council
A public service agency working for the civil rights of American Muslims, for the integration of Islam into American pluralism, and for a positive, constructive relationship between American Muslims and their representatives

One Nation
A national philanthropic initiative that promotes pluralism and inclusion in America and seeks to help change misperceptions about American Muslims


On Arabs and the Middle East

Promoting understanding and cooperation between Americans and the people of the Middle East and North Africa.

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
At Georgetown University, the Center has established itself as the most comprehensive university-based Arab studies program in the US Middle East news links
Archive of Middle East News from the network

Middle East Institute
Promotes knowledge of the Middle East in America and seeks to strengthen understanding of the United States by the peoples and governments of the region

Middle East Policy Council
Non-profit organization fostering public discussion of the political, economic, cultural, and security issues that affect the policies of the United States in the Middle

Middle East Studies Association
For scholars, students, and others interested in the study of the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic world.  

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
Non-profit organization that seeks to enhance American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Arab countries, the Mideast, and the Islamic world

Saudi Aramco Magazine
Distributed by Saudi Aramco to increase cross-cultural understanding with the Middle East