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Sophia Said

Sophia Said

Sophia Said is the founder and president of Madina Institute, a mosque and community
center serving the spiritual, social, and educational needs of a growing Muslim
population in Central Arkansas. She has also helped developed The Interfaith Center of
Arkansas and led it for ten years as the executive director. Sophia has been conferred
many awards for her interfaith work and peacemaking efforts in the state of Arkansas.
Born and raised in Pakistan, Sophia moved to the United States for higher education.
She has a master’s degree from the Clinton School of Public Service. Sophia has been
working at the cross-section of faith, community, and policy for 15 years and has advised
faith communities and leaders about topics ranging from diversity, inclusion, interfaith
peacemaking, and community development.