Convert(s)ations is a convert lead and driven third space initiative dedicated to serving spiritual seekers and Muslim converts. Sponsored by the Islamic Center of NYU (ICNYU), Convert(s)ations is an open and safe environment committed to supporting individuals newly entering Islam, as well as converts who have been a part of the community for decades. Through discussion groups, educational programming, community events, activism, and our convert support system, Convert(s)ations seeks to empower converts using peer dialogue and education in order to foster holistic and sustainable individual and collective spiritual growth. Through these efforts, we aim to create a healing space for Muslims of diverse personal narratives. Our members hail from all social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, and have entered Islam from a variety of faith and secular traditions.
Georgia Halliday took her shahada at the IC in 2014 and has been hanging around ever since. She majored in music education at NYU and is getting an Masters of Education in curriculum design at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the coordinator of Conver(t)sations and the ICNYU Welcome Committee.