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Dr. King’s Legacy of Faith in Action

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On February 1, 2023 By MPAC
By: Isra Qadri and Qudsia Saeed | MPAC Policy Interns Black History Month is a call to honor the many African Americans who have pushed, and continue to push, for an equal and just nation. Without their resiliency, progress would be lost. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. unequivocally transformed American…
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Statement: The Modi Question, Democracy and Dissent in India

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human rights
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islamophobia
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On January 28, 2023 By nader
Washington, D.C. | www.mpac.org | January 28, 2023 — The Modi government’s blocking of BBC’s new documentary on the 2002 Anti-Muslim Gujarat Riots is another move in an increasingly troublesome pattern of stifling of dissent in India. The documentary, “India: The Modi Question,” revealed the previously undisclosed findings of a…
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Democracy Forum Chicago: Protecting America’s Democracy in the Age of Political Extremism

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On September 22, 2022 By MPAC
The January 6 Committee (“J6”) hearings have highlighted to the world just how close the insurrectionists came to disrupting the peaceful transfer of presidential power in our country. Most importantly, the J6 Committee’s work has brought attention to the fact that there is a significant group of people in America (including many elected public officials) who favor authoritarianism over democracy and racism over the guarantees of equal protection for all under our Constitution. On this 21st anniversary of 9/11, we are reminded that the gravest threat facing America today is not from an external enemy, but from within. J6 Committee Chair Bennie Thompson has stated that "January 6th and the lies that led to insurrection have put two and a half centuries of constitutional democracy at risk.” In addition, Illinois’ Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger was recently quoted in a PBS FRONTLINE interview as saying when you: “Look at a lot of failed democracies or struggling democracies . . . You see politics that’s about vindictiveness or about power or about violating the law. . . . We need truth; we need to get back to the basic commitment to democratic norms. That’s what’s at stake at this moment.” Indeed America’s survival as a democracy is itself at stake at this moment. We gathered for an important conversation on the 21st anniversary of 9/11, as our expert panelists discussed their thoughts, ideas and recommendations on how all of us together can once again secure our country’s future as a functioning and vibrant democracy in this age of domestic political extremism. ---------- Subscribe to MPAC's channel: http://bit.ly/MPACYouTube Like MPAC on Facebook: http://fb.com/mpacnational Follow MPAC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpac_national Follow MPAC on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mpac_national Visit MPAC's website: http://mpac.org About the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) We improve public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today: http://mpac.org/give.
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Democracy Forum: Combating the Great Replacement Theory

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Pluralism
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On September 20, 2022 By MPAC
The Great Replacement Theory is an extreme and dangerous white nationalist conspiracy theory that targets all minority communities – and is being used more and more to stoke violence against these communities. Hosted by the California Legislative Jewish Caucus MPAC joined the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC) for a fascinating discussion with Kaleemah Kennon Muttaqi and Professor David Myers about the growth and harmful impact of The Great Replacement Theory, and how we can work together to combat it. Hosted by the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, and sponsored by the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC), our panel was hosted at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Speakers: - Professor David Myers, UCLA History Department Chair, Jewish History - Kaleemah Kennon Muttaqi, Community Organizer, Sacramento ACT Moderators: - Salam Al-Marayati, President, Muslim Public Affairs Council - David Bocarsly, Executive Director, Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California ---------- Subscribe to MPAC's channel: http://bit.ly/MPACYouTube Like MPAC on Facebook: http://fb.com/mpacnational Follow MPAC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpac_national Follow MPAC on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mpac_national Visit MPAC's website: http://mpac.org About the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) We improve public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today: http://mpac.org/give.
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National American Muslim Policy Conference: Human Rights Abroad US Policy Challenges & Opportunities

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foreign policy
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Palestine
Policy
On June 10, 2022 By MPAC
As the White House and the State Department create and publicly share our nation’s foreign policy, it is partially predicated on the notion that our nation is privileged with the moral high ground and therefore can take preemptive action. However, for decades that foreign policy has only strategically emphasized human rights abroad. Our longstanding allies commit unthinkable acts of violence without being checked and that must stop. At our inaugural collaborative National American Muslim Policy Conference, MPAC President, Salam Al-Marayati and CEO of Emgage, Wa'el Alzayat, sat down with Peter Beinart, Professor of Journalism and Political Science, University of New York, Samar Ali, Research Professor, Vanderbilt Project on Unity, and Jonathan Finer, Deputy National Security Advisor to discuss the issue what needs to be done going forward. MPAC co-hosted the inaugural National American Muslim Policy Conference which brought together elected officials, experts, and leaders from across the nation to discuss our community's policy priorities and needs. We are proud to have worked alongside American Muslim Health Professionals, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition, and Emgage Action as part of the Community Collaborative Initiative. The Community Collaborative Initiative, a community-based action research project hosted by Indiana University's Lilly School of Philanthropy, we cordially invite you to participate in the inaugural National American Muslim Policy Conference. ---------- Subscribe to MPAC's channel: http://bit.ly/MPACYouTube Like MPAC on Facebook: http://fb.com/mpacnational Follow MPAC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpac_national Follow MPAC on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mpac_national Visit MPAC's website: http://mpac.org About the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) We improve public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today: http://mpac.org/give.
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