Bringing together her sense of social justice and faith, Khadijah is part of the national dialogue, addressing culturally competent health care and education; creating ‘Green” works within faith organizations which respond to current urban challenges. Her research includes faith and family history in shaping identity and community, and the ways in which service and spirituality intersect. Khadijah serves on the national and Journal editorial board of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, and boards of the Kansas Institute for African American and Native American Family History; the Muslim Community Network (MCN), and the Association of Muslim Chaplains.
Khadijah has an MS in Education from Fordham University. Ordained an Interfaith Ministry in 2006 and received a Certificate in Interspiritual/Interfaith Counseling in 2010, both from One Spirit. She earned her D.Min. from New York Theological Seminary in 2012, in Multi-faith ministry. Recently, Khadijah was designated as an Ariane De Rothschild Fellow, examining innovations in social entrepreneurial design and interfaith civic engagement.
Called by some as a “woman who walks through walls” Khadijah sees her works as her calling and a continuation of her family’s traditions in the ministry, education, and health, fulfilling the civil rights and social justice dreams of her ancestors.