Colin Christopher

Colin Christopher is the Director of ISNA’s Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances in Washington, D.C. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, he brings over a decade of experience working in politics, media, and international development. He served as a writer for The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates project where he published articles, facilitated education panels, and co-created content for the Inside Islam Radio Show on Wisconsin Public Radio. During his time in India, he organized diverse constituencies to develop better bicycle infrastructure in Bombay and produced a documentary film exploring the market failures of India’s microfinance crisis in 2010. As a researcher for the World Organization for Resource Development and Education, he evaluated Muslim non-profit organizations in Pakistan and Afghanistan that used religious education to delegitimize extremism. He served as Policy Education Coordinator at NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice where he advocated for tax-based poverty alleviation programs and other economic justice policies. As Executive Director of Green Muslims, he initiated the organization’s expansion, including eco-Islamic education programming for youth, environmental advocacy, and interfaith partnerships. As Deputy Director of Government Affairs at Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center, he increased civic engagement within the broader Northern Virginia Muslim community and brought together five of the largest masajid to partner with V.O.I.C.E., the region’s largest interfaith power-building organization. Colin received his Bachelors from The George Washington University and his Master’s of International Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives with his wife in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.