Monday, November 8, 2010

Council of Imams & Preachers of Kenya - Brief

The Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya, commonly known as CIPK is a faith based nonprofit and charitable
organization that brings together respected Islamic scholars, Imams and Muslim preachers from all over the Republic of Kenya. It was conceptualized and registered in 1997 and has since grown into a strong Islamic network.

The Organization is registered as a trust and has a membership of religious leaders (and preachers) from which it seeks its mandate. The network facilitates processes and operations aimed at representing the needs of the Muslim faithful and the society at large.

Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya started as an idea of various Muslim leaders who realized that there was an urgent need to come together and find avenues to provide a voice of relief and reason for marginalized communities and a unified voice for Muslims in particular. In the recent past, the society has experienced needs and gaps that directly require interventions from various platforms including the religious/spiritual interventions.

CIPK provides a focal point in which Islamic religious leaders and scholars make a vital contribution in addressing pertinent matters and issues affecting the society. It provides a forum for positive engagement, dialogue and interaction with the other existing institutions, the various other religions and the government.

CIPK continues to grow and has developed into a national umbrella organization committed to encouraging respect for the diversity of religion, culture and tribal backgrounds in Kenya and beyond. The Organization has branches in Western, Eastern, North Eastern, Nyanza and part of Rift valley with its headquarters in Mombasa, Coast province.

CIPK believes that the betterment of humanity and general development will be sustainable if development initiatives encompass social, spiritual, cultural and economic dimensions.

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