Kari Ansari

Writer and Co-Founder, <em>America's Muslim Family</em> Magazine

Kari Ansari, is a writer, editor and social commentator on the American Muslim community. Her commentary has been published in the Chicago Tribune, PBS, and Public Radio International’s Speaking of Faith.

Mrs. Ansari and her husband founded and published America’s Muslim Family Magazine in 2003 to 2008 to help fill the void of Muslim media in America. The magazine offered a positive and refreshing look at life for Muslims in America. Through its pages the magazine dealt with issues pertinent to Muslims living in the United States and encouraged active participation in government, the education system, and all aspects of American life.

In addition to her work in publishing, Mrs. Ansari is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Mercy-USA for Aid and Development.

Mrs. Ansari was born and educated in the United States and is a convert to Islam. She has been an active member of the Muslim community for more than a dozen years, working toward the positive inclusion of Muslims into the mainstream American society. She has four children ranging in age from 25 to 12. She and her husband, Ahmed, a native of India, currently live in Northern Virginia.

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