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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lekovic Talks About Renewing Our Spirits During Ramadan at SoCal Dinner

    July 9, 2013
    On Sunday night, the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) celebrated its 60th anniversary, during its annual pre-Ramadan fundraiser iftar. Edina Lekovic, MPAC's Director of Policy and Programming, was honored to serve as the keynote speaker of the dinner, alongside Dr. Maher Hathout, MPAC's Senior Adviser.

  • Ramadan Mubarak

    July 8, 2013
    MPAC wishes you a month of peace, thoughtful reflection and the development of a closer and deeper relationship with God.

  • ‘Violence is the Language of Despair,’ Say Faith & Civic Leaders at Community Forum on Gangs & Extremism

    July 4, 2013
    On Sunday, June 30, MPAC, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, and Homeboy Industries co-sponsored a powerful community forum -- “From Despair to Hope: Connecting the Dots Between Gangs and Violent Extremism” -- to examine the plague of violence at the hands of young men in our society today. “Violence is the language of despair,” explained Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries. “We must infuse hope to those in despair, work to heal trauma and provide mental health care when needed.”

  • MPAC Condemns Brutal Murders over Sectarianism in Egypt

    June 24, 2013
    MPAC condemned the brutal murder of four Egyptian Shia Muslims, who were killed in an act of mob violence on Sunday in the Giza province outside of Cairo. Egypt has a rich history of intra-faith harmony, and this attack sets a dangerous precedent for the country and the region. Furthermore, it underscores the need for American Muslims to be vigilant against sectarian vigilantism in the U.S.

  • Abdelghani Is Summer 2013 Govt & Communications Intern

    June 11, 2013
    Marwa Abdelghani, a recent graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, is MPAC’s Summer 2013 Government and Communications Intern. With the goal of pursuing a double major in political science and Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, Abdelghani said her passion for government relations is what brought her to MPAC.

  • Muslim Leaders Sign 'Intra-Faith Code of Honor' at National Shia Convention

    June 1, 2013
    On Memorial Day weekend, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati spoke at the Universal Muslim American Association's 11th annual convention “The Conference of Ali” in Dearborn, MI, about MPAC's "Intra-faith Code of Honor."

  • MPAC Leaders Explore Roots of Islamophobia at Seeds of Peace Conference

    May 23, 2013
    Dr. Maher Hathout and Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC’s Senior Adviser and President, led a “Truth Over Fear: Countering Islamophobia” workshop at the recent “Seeds of Peace: Meditation and the Engaged Life” at All Saints Church. It was a day of celebration and solidarity as people from all faiths gathered to share their food, art, prayer, and culture.

  • Islam 101 at SoCal Catholic Church Draws Packed Audience

    May 8, 2013
    On Sunday night, Edina Lekovic, MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming, had the opportunity to speak at a community forum on “Islam 101: Understanding the Commonalities Between Islam and Cristianity,” hosted by the American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach, CA.

  • Media Coverage of Boston Marathon Bombing

    April 28, 2013
    On April 15, 2013, two young brothers set of two bombs at the finish line of the historic Boston Marathon. Over the following week as the story developed, MPAC staffers and leaders have been featured on dozens of media outlets around the world to share their perspectives on the attacks, countering violent extremism, Islamophobia and much more.

  • Dr. Hathout to Speak at 'Seeds of Peace: Meditation & the Engaged Life' Conference in LA

    April 20, 2013
    On Saturday, April 20, Dr. Maher Hathout, MPAC's Senior Adviser, will present a "Truth Over Fear" workshop at "Seeds of Peace: Meditation and the Engaged Life" all-day conference at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA.

  • Al-Marayati & Lekovic Speak at LA Area MLK Events

    January 23, 2013
    Over the weekend, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati and Director of Policy & Programming Edina Lekovic had the honor of speaking at interfaith celebrations of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Southern California.

  • MPAC Joins Interfaith Coalition in Voicing Concern for Struggling Americans

    January 10, 2013
    In late December, MPAC boarded a yellow school bus along with NETWORK, Bend the Arc Jewish Action and a coalition of diverse national faith leaders for “Rabbis, Imams, Pastors, and Nuns on the Bus," a day of action to highlight top moral priorities of people of faith in the fiscal showdown. The leaders came together to urge Congress and the Obama administration to protect the most vulnerable in society, struggling Americans, when deciding on how to deal with the fiscal cliff.

  • MPAC & Interfaith Leaders Say 'No' to Gun Violence

    January 3, 2013
    In mid-December, MPAC joined its interfaith allies to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and to denounce gun violence. More than 100 people gathered for the vigil with interfaith leaders offering prayers, two women sharing moving testimonies about losing loved ones to gun violence and everyone standing together in a moment of silence.

  • To Hamas and the Israeli government:

    November 24, 2012
    MPAC is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with our Jewish and Christian allies. Regardless of who started the fighting, we all agree that it needs to end and that innocent blood cannot be shed.

  • MPAC Expresses Grave Concern About Gaza

    November 17, 2012
    Today, MPAC expressed grave concern about the rapidly escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas authorities in Gaza. At least40 Palestinians have been killed as of this hour due to Israeli airstrikes and three Israeli civilians have been killed due to rocket fire from Gaza.

  • Mohiuddin Moderates Panel about Pakistani American Identity

    November 16, 2012
    Last week, Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC's Communication Coordinator, moderated a panel discussion at the Pakistani American Youth and Young Professionals Conference with five prominent Southern California Pakistani Americans about their identity and the community.


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