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  • MPAC-WNY Elects New President at Annual Meeting

    January 30, 2014
    On Saturday, Jan. 25, community members joined MPAC-Western New York at the Jaffarya Center of Niagara Frontier for its annual meeting, which included board elections, a conversation about contemporary issues facing the American Muslim community and a reception. Fuad Sherrif was elected as the new president, and Dr. Qazi, the chapter cofounder, was named the new Senior Advisor for MPAC-WNY.

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  • MPAC Joins the World in Mourning the Death of Nelson Mandela

    December 5, 2013
    MPAC joined the world today in mourning the loss of one of the greatest leaders of our time, Nelson Mandela. He was a man of exceptional influence who fought apartheid to become a beacon of hope for his people and the world.

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  • Thank you for your support & partnership

    November 28, 2013
    Dear Friends, We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! During this time, many of us will gather with our loved ones to celebrate and give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.

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  • Mohiuddin Discusses Muslim Community Relations with Azusa Pacific Students

    November 26, 2013
    Last week, MPAC's Communications Coordinator, Marium Mohiuddin, spoke to a class at Azusa Pacific University, a Christian university in Southern California, about the Muslim community in Southern California and how the religion of Islam affects community relations.

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  • Lekovic Named to LA Mayor’s Service Cabinet

    November 19, 2013
    MPAC is proud to share the good news that Edina Lekovic, Director of Policy and Programming, has been appointed to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Service Cabinet.

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  • MPAC DC Director Co-Authors Brookings Paper on Religious Freedom

    November 18, 2013
    MPAC announced today that the Brookings Institution, an independent think tank and policy institution, recently published a paper titled “Rethinking the ‘Red Line’: The Intersection of Free Speech, Religious Freedom, and Social Change” co-authored by Haris Tarin, Director of MPAC’s Washington, DC, office and Asma Uddin, Legal Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

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  • MPAC to Take Part in 5th Annual Weekend of Twinning

    November 15, 2013
    This weekend, MPAC is pleased to take part in a special Twinning Celebration with the Jewish community of Beth Shir Shalom. We are looking forward to the 5th Annual Weekend of Twinning and hope to see as many Muslim participants as possible.

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  • SCIC Honors Dr. Hathout for Life-long Commitment to Interfaith Work

    November 13, 2013
    This past Sunday, Dr. Maher Hathout, MPAC's Senior Adviser, was honored by the South Coast Interfaith Council (SCIC) at their 60th Anniversary Gala for his life-long interfaith work.

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  • MPAC Honors Ashura, Calls for Unity

    November 13, 2013
    The Hijra marks not only the beginning of the Islamic calendar but also the beginning of a new civilization, as the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was selected to lead a new society in Medina after he and his people fled Mecca.

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  • A Night of Entertainment, Celebrating Russell Simmons as a 'Voice of Courage & Conscience'

    November 12, 2013
    On Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, six artists and more than 400 people joined the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureau in honoring philanthropist and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons with a “Voice of Courage and Conscience” award. The award is a tribute to his work in fighting and advocating for the rights of the American Muslim community in the face of bigotry and fear-mongering.

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  • Jews & Muslims Join Together, Call On Congress To Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    November 12, 2013
    American Jews and American Muslims today called on Congress in a joint statement to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a meaningful path to citizenship. In joining together as unlikely allies, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) renewed their united push to refocus Congress’ attention on the nation’s most pressing domestic policy crisis.

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  • Join Us in Honoring Russell Simmons on Nov. 9 at USC

    November 5, 2013
    On Saturday, Nov. 9, MPAC and a dozen local Islamic centers will honor philanthropist and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons as a “Voice of Courage and Conscience” for using his celebrity to promote acceptance and understanding in the face of bigotry toward Islam and Muslims and his consistent efforts to promote the voices and talents of Muslim artists on mainstream outlets.

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  • MPAC & ISNA Meet with Iranian President to Discuss Crisis in Syria & End to Sectarian Divide

    September 26, 2013
    On Tuesday afternoon in New York, the presidents of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Islamic Society of North America, Salam Al-Marayati and Imam Mohamed Magid, joined other prominent American Muslim leaders for a meeting with the new president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, to discuss the growing violence in Syria and sectarian tensions which inspired MPAC’s “Intra-faith Code of Honor.”

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  • Dr. Hathout Discusses Importance of Interfaith Relations at New Vision Partners' Panel

    September 18, 2013
    On Sunday, Sept. 15, Dr. Maher Hathout, MPAC's Senior Adviser, along with more than 30 interfaith leaders and supporters gathered at the Pico Union Project center in Los Angeles to discuss how interfaith work is relevant today. Speakers included seven interfaith leaders from Los Angeles and Saudi Arabia.

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  • Simmons & FFEU Honor Malas with Muslim-Jewish Relations Award

    August 28, 2013
    Last week, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati attended the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding’s (FFEU) dinner reception honoring Mohannad Malas for his outstanding work in helping the cause of ethnic understanding and bridging the gap between communities. Hip-hop mogul and FFEU co-founder Russell Simmons hosted the event at his home in Beverly Hills.

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  • Interfaith Panelists Explore Ramifications of Intolerance

    August 14, 2013
    Last week, the IMAN Cultural Center held its 4th Annual Festival of Interfaith Unity in cooperation with local interfaith leaders of Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) in order to exchange different faith-based communities’ viewpoints on their common issues and to promote coexisting in an atmosphere of sincerity and peace.

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  • MPAC Meets with Sec. John Kerry & Amb. Susan Rice on Mid-East Peace Process

    August 12, 2013
    On Friday, Aug. 9, MPAC's Washington, DC Director Haris Tarin joined American Muslim and Arab American leaders for a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Special Envoy for Mid-East Peace Martin Indyk to discuss recent attempts by the U.S. to revive the stalled peace talks.

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  • Eid Mubarak, From Our Family to Yours

    August 8, 2013
    On behalf of the board, staff, fellow and interns of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a blessed and joyful Eid. We pray that your fasting, prayers and good deeds during this Ramadan are accepted and that you enjoy this special holiday with family, friends and community.

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  • Shatila, Summer 2013 Intern, Has Dedicated Life to Volunteering & Activism

    August 5, 2013
    Nuor Shatila has spent her life dedicated to volunteering and activism. It was her work with her community that inspired her to pursue a career in media. After finishing her first year at University of California, Riverside, Shatila declared a media and cultural studies major.

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  • Lekovic Keynotes Interfaith Iftar at Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley

    August 1, 2013
    This past Saturday, Edina Lekovic, MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming, served as the keynote speaker at the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley’s third annual Interfaith Iftar. Organized by the ICSGV Alumni Association, the iftar was attended by more than 300 people of diverse faith backgrounds.

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