Samir Selmanovic

Samir Selmanovic, Ph.D, is a people-enjoying results-driven community and thought leader relentlessly pursuing “win-win-win” outcomes for corporations, their local communities, and non-profits. His ten years of community leadership as a progressive Christian pastor include recognition by the organization Muslims Against Terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11 in New York City; co-founding a vibrant young adult congregation in Southern California; and founding the non-profit Faith House Manhattan, an inter-religious “community of communities.”Noted lecturer on working with “the other,” interfaith work, and cross-sector collaboration. Samir’s book It’s Really All About God: How Islam, Atheism, and Judaism Made Me a Better Christian (2009) and his work in inter-religious interdependence was profiled in the New York Times. He maintains a vast network of leaders across sectors in New York City and nationally. Samir founded a non-profit, raised over $2 million for worthy causes, managed 2,000+ active volunteers, and developed 50+ leaders. If he had to do it all over again, Samir would talk less and cook more.