Sophia Said is a transformational interfaith leader and visionary program manager who has led teams, executed ground-breaking projects, and engaged key stakeholders. Sophia has worked at the cross-section of interfaith and public policy for 15 years and has advised faith leaders, government officials, and CEOs about topics ranging from diversity and inclusion, women’s empowerment, interfaith relationships, and community development. Currently, she is serving as the founding executive director of the Interfaith Center of Arkansas which has the mission to reduce the fear and prejudice among world religions by providing education and enhancing public dialogue among different faith communities. She is also 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. Sophia has been conferred many awards for her interfaith work and peacemaking efforts. 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.
Events with Sophia Said
October 4 - November 22, 2023
Spirituality and Poetry Exploring the Wisdom of Rumi, Hafiz, and Process Theology Bethlehem Centre, in collaboration with the Interfaith Center of Arkansas, the Cobb Institute and Process & Faith is delighted to present a captivating eight-week online series: “Spirituality and Poetry: Exploring the Wisdom of Rumi, Hafiz, and Process Theology.” Led by Sophia Said and Jay McDaniel, this enriching series will delve into the connections between spirituality, poetry, and the transformative concepts of process theology. As a paradigm for thinking about spirituality, we will use the “spiritual alphabet” of Spirituality and Practice: “A” is for attention, “B” is for beauty,…