US Council of Muslim Organizations Launched at D.C. News Conference
|WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/12/14) -- Ten* major national American Muslim organizations held a news conference today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an umbrella group that will serve as a representative voice for Muslims as that faith community seeks to enhance its positive impact on society. [SEE:http://uscmo.org/ ]
The new national council's first priority will be to build on Muslim citizenship rights by conducting a census of American Muslims to create a database that will be used to enhance civic and political participation in upcoming elections.
*Organizations participating in the initial launch included: The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed), Muslim American Society (MAS), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North American (ICNA), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), American Muslim Alliance (AMA), The Mosque Foundation (Chicago).
FOUR INGREDIENTS FOR A
"WOMAN FRIENDLY" MASJID
Women and The American Mosque
Study Examines the Position of Women in American Mosques
A recently released study, "The American Mosque Study
Report #3 :Women and the American Mosque," examines the attitudes of masjids toward the inclusion of women in the life of the masjid.
What Makes a Masjid "Woman Friendly"?
The report, written by Aisha Al-Adawiyah, Sarah Sayeed and Ihsan Bagby, rated mosques women-friendly based on four criteria:
(1) The level of women's physical access to the main prayer area
(2) Attendance of women at Jumah prayer
(3) If the masjid provided women-specific programming a
(4) Whether women participated in masjid goverance.
African American Masjid Most Friendly
Study results showed that overall African American masjid ranked highest as "women-friendly," with 81% of African American masjids ranking good or excellent. Even those masjids that met some or several criteria for being "woman friendly" expressed a need for improvement.
Marginalizing Women Risks Youth
The reports concludes that when women are marginalized in masjids the health of our communities and the commitment of our youth are risked.
Recommendations and goals to help masjids become more"women-friendly" are included in the report. Masjid leaders are encouraged to set goals for improvement.
Setting Goals for Improvement
Masjid leaders are encouraged to set goals for improvement. Are there changes that you can you make immediately to make your masjid more women friendly? What are some possible goals for six month...and a year from now?
"The American Mosque 2011: Women and the American Mosque"
MUSLIMS AND THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE
Muslims and the Health Insurance Marketplace
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(To join by phone call:
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The Islamic Society of North America and the HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships invite you to attend a webinar and conference call on the health care law. The deadline for enrolling in health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace is approaching quickly on March 31, and it's important that you know and understand how this impacts you and your loved ones. The speakers joining us for the webinar and conference call are:
- Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director, ISNA's Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances
- Rumana A. Ahmed, Office of Public Engagement, The White House
- Khadija Gurnah, American Muslim Health Professionals
- Acacia Salatti, Acting Director, HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership
Dr. Syeed, will discuss the importance of health among Muslim families and communities, and enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Representatives from the White House, the American Muslim Health Professionals and the HHS Partnership Center will provide information on the health care law, how to enroll in health insurance and resources to share with others. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session at the end of the webinar.
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OICO AND ICTC HOST
DOULA TRAINING FOR MUSLIM WOMEN
The Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization (OICO) and the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) are partnering to host a doula training for Muslim women in the greater Portland and Washington County area. The OICO is receiving many calls from the hospital Chaplain's department regarding Muslim laboring women who are alone and in need of a doula. However the number of trained Muslim doulas in Oregon is limited. Therefore, we will hosting a doula training in Portland June 26-30, 2014.
If you are interested in being trained as an Islamic doula please email Shafia M. Monroe at: email@example.com to express your interest; or call 503-460-9324 and leave your contact information. May Allah bless our niyah.
Shafia M. Monroe, MPH, DEM, DT, is President and CEO of
The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC).
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This summer, many children--Muslims and non-Muslims who usually get lunch in school may go hungry. You can help by providing a summer lunch site at your masjid, center or Islamic school.
The food, or cost of food, is provided--you provide the space and volunteers! This is a simple way to respond to the Islamic duty of feeding the poor.
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THOSE WHO CHARTED THE WAY
Banquet and Fundraiser
"Recognizing Those Who Charted Establishment
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Saturday, April 5, 2014
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Julia Carson Center
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Special Guest: Rep of Congressman Andre Carson
Guest Speaker: Dr. Ihsan Bagby
Adults $15 - Children (18 & under) $10 - Family $60 - Seniors (70+) $15
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