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Updates from MPAC staff and our positions on policies and media that impact American Muslims. 

  • DOJ Convicts Three Kansas Men for Mosque Bomb Plot

    April 20, 2018
    Our partners at the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division successfully obtained convictions of three Kansas men of hate crime and weapons of mass destruction charges for plotting to bomb and apartment building and mosque in which Somali immigrants lived.

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  • MPAC Calls for Swift Action to Address the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

    April 11, 2018
    The Syrian conflict has become the greatest man-made humanitarian disaster of our time, with the largest displacement of refugees in history. Aside from our shared moral imperative to alleviate such colossal suffering, it is in our own best interest as Americans to stem the flow of state-sponsored violence.

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  • Honoring an Advocate for the Rohingya

    March 13, 2018
    In a world that has been mostly silent about the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya community, we need strong voices of conscience that demand justice and action. Sir Bob Geldof is one such voice. We are honored to present Sir Bob Geldof with our inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award and I hope you can join us!

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  • Call for Submissions: Short Film Fellowships

    February 20, 2018
    We are proud to announce a partnership with Mike Mosallam Productions (Breaking Fast, All-American Muslim) in seeking short film scripts from emerging Muslim voices and visionaries. Submissions are due March 23, 2018.

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  • Calling the Next Group of American Muslim Leaders

    January 11, 2018
    We're proud to announce that we are opening applications for our fourth Congressional Leadership Development Program (CLDP), in partnership with the Islamic Scholarship Fund. We are providing young American Muslims the opportunity and experience necessary to engage first-hand in our nation’s policy-making process.

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  • Whose ‘Voices of Courage & Conscience’ inspired you this year?

    January 8, 2018
    Since 1991, MPAC’s annual “Voices of Courage & Conscience” Media Awards Gala has honored artists, activists and executives who use art and media to create authentic, nuanced portrayals of Islam and Muslims, and promote diversity and social justice. This spring, we will celebrate our 28th Annual Media Awards. We need your input to identify creatives, executives or projects worthy of this honor.

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  • From MPAC intern to Policy Director

    December 27, 2017
    I still can’t believe that fourteen years ago, I was an intern at MPAC. Now I’m writing to you as the Director of Policy and Advocacy. As 2017 comes to a close, will you support our work of pushing back against divisive policies? Please donate $250 towards our $100,000 year-end goal.

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  • Watch Our Hollywood Work in Action

    December 19, 2017
    Laws protect us, but they don’t change hearts and minds. Stories do that. 2018 marks our 30-year anniversary. Will you support our work to transform the perceptions of Islam and Muslims? Please donate $250 towards our $100,000 year-end goal.

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  • What We Need is Moral Power Over Political Power

    December 14, 2017
    America is in a moral crisis; one that goes well beyond racism and Islamophobia. 2018 marks our 30-year anniversary. Will you support us as we continue to build a moral power base with allies of all creeds? Please donate $250 towards our $100,000 year-end goal.

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  • Now Hiring: Senior Director of Development & Marketing

    December 12, 2017
    This is an exciting opportunity to lead the development, marketing, communications, and brand efforts for MPAC.

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