State of Muslims is monthly program about the State of Muslims politically, economically, religiously and socially and their contributions to the richness of America. It is held on the third Thursday of every month between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM with light lunch.
This month in “State of Muslims” we will have a discussion about the “Muslim Registry” and what will Muslims and fellow Americans do about it.
When: Thursday, December 15, 2016 – 11:00 to 1:00 PM
Where: Methodist Building next to the US Supreme Court
Address: 100 Maryland Av, NE, Washington, DC 20002
RSVPS IS MUST: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-muslims-the-muslim-registry-tickets-29582328541
We are a non-profit organization and a non-political organization, the discussion will center around, “What can we do as Americans, rather than “What can the Nation do for us”. The objective of the discussion would be creating the sacred space for every individual American regardless of his or her religious, political or social affiliation.
Americans are apprehensive, and statements and actions from the new President would be tremendously helpful and would allow the administration and the public to focus on living their lives instead of living in worries.
As American Muslims we uphold, protect, defend and celebrate the values enshrined in our constitution. Our faiths reinforce the idea of one nation with liberty and justice for all.
Write down your thoughts, and share it with the group, we may put a report together.
Parking is a hassle, although you can find some around Maryland and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th street or near the Union Station. Plan on being there on time despite the traffic issues.
American Muslim Insitution
Standing up for each other
If Muslims were to run into a dire situation, most Americans will stand up for Muslims out of a sense of fairness and justice, and we know darn well that almost all Muslims will reciprocate it whole heartedly out of a sense of gratitude and inherent caring for fellow beings.
Jonathan Greenblatt, director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which campaigns against anti-Semitism and other bigotry, said he would register as Muslim if the database is created because of “painful memories” from when Jews were “identified, registered and tagged”.
On November 20, Sunday night at the XVIII Annual Thanksgiving Celebrations & Awards Dinner in Washington, DC, Andrea Barron was recognized for her work in going out of the way to stand up for others in building Jewish-Muslim relations. She boldly proclaimed on the stage that she and her flock would register as Muslims, should the Muslim Registration becomes reality. Everyone in the audience from different faiths and races cheered her up for the spirit of goodness.
At American Muslim Institution we are focused on two areas to work on; the Media and the Policy makers. Their output is based on incomplete information about American Muslims, and we chose to complete the picture and fill them in with correct information hoping more fact based reporting and policy making will come through.
But the most important pillar of our strength is anchored in our interfaith and intrafaith relations and we are deeply committed to nurturing and strengthening it.
Dr. Mike Ghouse is the Executive Director of American Muslim Institution, a proactive voice for American Muslims. He is a community consultant, speaker, thinker and a writer and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day.