San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
IN THE DC METRO AREA? JOIN LIGHT OF REFORM MOSQUE - FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013 - COME CELEBRATE OUR IFTAAR AND INCLUSIVE PRAYER.
Join us Friday, July 19, 2013 at our Yearly Iftaar Event. Tickets are $25/person and that will cover food, dessert and refreshments...we're having it catered. In addition, we will have our weekly Congregational Maghrib/Isha (Jum'ah) Prayer,...(doors open at 7:15 pm and Athan at 7:45 pm, Iftaar at 8:30 pm)...2111 Florida Avenue NW, just two blocks west of Connecticut Avenue, entrance on Decatur Street. Join us for gender equal, queer friendly, inter/intrafaith welcoming gathering in a specially formed sacred space. We strive to create an atmosphere that fosters pluralism and inclusiveness by welcoming every individual that arrives with love and appreciation.
When & Where
Muslims for Progressive Values
Established in 2007, Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV) is a faith-based, grassroots, human rights 501(c)(3) organization that embodies and advocates for the traditional Qur’anic values of social justice and equality for all, for the 21st Century.
We are the only American movement that advocates for egalitarian expressions of Islam, for women and for LGBTQI rights, and for freedom of religion and belief.
MPV envisions Islam and an Islamic community that embodies the ten principles of MPV. Further, MPV envisions a future where Islam is understood as a source of dignity, justice, compassion and love for all humanity and the world.
WHAT WE DO:
MPV establishes and nurtures vibrant progressive Muslim communities. We do this by creating opportunities for religious discourse, volunteer and community activities, and cultural events bringing together the arts, spirituality and social activism.
Since its inception in 2007, MPV has expanded its reach to include chapters and affiliates in 12 countries and 19 cities, and to securing consultative status at the United Nations.
At the United Nations, MPV challenges human rights abuses in Muslim-majority countries in the name of Sharia law. We do so by hosting panels and forums and filing shadow reports at the U.N.
For us in America, it is just important that our own progressive voices are heard loud and clear, and especially now. MPV has always been an American organization that spoke for the rights of all Americans – a women’s agency and self-determination in every aspect of their lives including reproductive rights, supporting the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. We support Fair Sentencing for Youth– a chance for parole for crimes committed under 18, Caring Across Generations – a coalition of American organizations advocating for home care workers’ rights to basic workplace protections. We are a member of the United Nations Committee on Freedom of Religion and Belief, and the national Planned Parenthood Clergy Advisory Board.