Imam Tariq Aquil is a renowned Muslim leader and educator who has been active in various interfaith leadership forums and community service projects for several decades. In 2000, he was invited by President Clinton to attend “A Call to Action for Faith Groups of America.” He presented a paper on the necessity for an “Interreligious Council for the Prevention and Resolution of Global Crisis” at the United Nations Conference in 2002. He has been recognized internationally, including as a guest speaker at the Jerusalem Peace Symposium, the Ambassador for Peace Award in Korea and the Universal Peace Federation in Malaysia. Imam Aquil is credited for assisting to develop a statewide halal meal program that serves over 12,000 daily participants in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, for which he has received commendation. He is a current or past board member with Islamic Social Services Foundation, Islamic Council on Child Care and Child Development, Muslim American Food Council-Global Halal.