Imam/Chaplain Sami A. Aziz is a public educator and spiritual peacemaker. He is an Imam for PrayerSpark.com, a global interfaith prayer service. He also serves as an Imam at Lighthouse for Humanity: Bloomfield Muslim Community Center in Bloomfield, CT. In his capacity as Imam he represents the Muslim community at the Bloomfield Interfaith Association and the Interfaith Refugee Resettlement Committee of which he is a founding member. He has experience serving in healthcare, educational, and university institutions. He is a graduate of the Master’s in Islamic Chaplaincy program at Hartford Seminary. Imam Aziz has been on an educational campaign to fight against ignorance, hate, and fear of Muslims. He has visited institutions across Connecticut to spread the message of peace, which is the core of Islam. More on his campaign can be found at Qalem.org, a non-profit aimed at uniting hearts through education.
Vjosa Qerimi is originally Albanian from Kosovo. She lived her life in Kosovo where she majored in English. Vjosa is fluent in 3 languages and currently studying Arabic as her 4th. While still in Kosovo she worked at a NATO Base with the US Military where she made a lot of connections that brought her to the States 4 years ago. Here she's volunteered for The Salvation Army and worked for an Islamic School in Windsor, CT. She's currently the vice-president of Common Ground Services, an organization she and her husband founded to create peace between Muslims and the rest of the people of America.