Islamic Society of Milwaukee
The Islamic Society of Milwaukee (ISM) is the primary cultural for the Muslim community in the city. It was founded in 1976 as the Islamic Association of Greater Milwaukee. It serves a community of about 15,000 Muslims from around world and owns and operates three mosques: one at this location; ISM East, located next to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus; and ISM West, located in the western suburb of Brookfield (there are other mosques in the city which to which members of the community also attend for worship and social gatherings). ISM is affiliated with four interfaith organizations in the city: the Interfaith Council of Greater Milwaukee; Common Ground; Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope; and the Southeastern Milwaukee Interfaith Covenant Community.
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