San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Mother and wife Ameena Matthews has dedicated her life and career as a Community Activist for Peace Building and Social Change. In 2006, Ameena Matthews joined Cure Violence formerly known as Ceasefire, an award winning scientific public health model that has been proven to reduce shootings and killings for the past eight years. As a highly specialized violence intervention expert, she has developed her own anti-violence organization Pause for Peace, which operates under the motto “Don’t Let 30 Seconds of Rage Change Your Life FOREVER!!!!! She trains her resource specialist and program staff to seek out funding models and sources that will aid in the instruction of youth participants. Mrs. Matthews’s goal is to get the youth to understand that killing someone is not the social norm, through love, compassion, and forgiveness training. The organization places its focus also on social change and social service programs that work to address and end violence in the lives of impoverished and underprivileged youth in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Chicago.
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I.N.A.C. of Masjid Al-Mu'minun
INAC is a committee within Masjid Al-Mu'minun which stands for and promote ideas and causes to bring about an Islamic New African Community. Masjid Al-Mu'minun is an Islamic Community in association with the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed. This Masjid proclaims in word and deed the universal message of Al-Islam that there is but one G-d and one human family.
We are committed to establish a balanced community life in its broadest sense, witnessing the external wisdom of the Words of G-d and the life exemplified by Prophet Muhammad.
We will cultivate the patterned growth of human excellence and good character through building valuable relationships with all G-d conscious people.
Our Vision: To be a model community in the broadest sense, not leaving anything of value out. A community which is balanced, witnessing to all people, a community that G-d establishes, approves of and supports.