Source: The Jersey Journal
On January 3, 2005 The Jersey Journal reported, "in 1998, three college students actively involved in Muslim student associations on their campuses determined there was no forum for professional development, leadership training and spiritual development for Muslims after college. So they came up with their own... In November, the group held its sixth annual conference - part career fair, leadership training and spiritual education for college-age and young professional Muslims. Hundreds of participants attended the three-day event in Franklin Township [NJ]... Conference participants listened to Muslim clerics, a human rights advocate, a civil liberties attorney and journalists in panel discussions and lectures. Topics included cultivating leadership in the younger community, challenges Muslim-Americans face and ways to become a powerful minority in the coming decade. The conference also emphasized outreach efforts to non-Muslims and assimilating into mainstream society."