Islamic Center of Laramie (ICL)
The Islamic Center of Laramie is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide spiritual guidance and educational services about the Islamic faith to the Muslim community in Wyoming and to the public at large. We also offer a range of social services that include counseling, marital services and funeral prayers. Another central component of the center's mission is to further dialogue and understanding between different faiths and cultures. The center is therefore involved in interfaith initiatives in town. The Islamic Center of Laramie is a small community with no more than 100 members. Many of the Center's activities are linked to the work of the Muslim Student Association at the University of Wyoming at Laramie. A large proportion of the center's members are either professors or students at the university. The community has just recently acquired a new, large building that once served as a church. They are in the process of remodeling the space to serve as a mosque. Prior to this, the community had bought houses in the area but the spaces were akward for the size of the community. The community meets regularly for prayers and major holidays and is active in the larger Laramie community. Recently the community received a state grant to work on low water use gardening. They are experimenting with plants that they are using to landscape their new facility.