Muslims For Progressive Values

Rating: 4.69 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Religion

Location: P.O Box 434 Los Angeles CA 90078 USA

Mission: Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV) is an inclusive community rooted in the traditional Qur’anic ideals of human dignity and social justice. We welcome all who are interested in discussing, promoting and working for the implementation of progressive values — human rights, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state — as well as inclusive and tolerant understandings of Islam.
Programs: Progressive Islam, Education, LGBT rights, Women's rights, Interfaith resources.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I previously worked with Muslims for Progressive through a sister organization. Finding MPV was like finding a kindred spirit. The values and activities of MPV were spot on with what I had worked so long to develop for an Islamic community in the Atlanta area. Once our organization merged with MPV, we knew our little community was truly part of something larger. There is so much love and dedication through the organization and with the members of MPV. The hard work that goes into the development and sustaining of programs is evident. It is amazing what MPV does and what the future holds. I am proud to be a part of MPV. I now have a worldwide community full of love.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been a member of MPV since its inception and I support MPV because of its principles and the way MPV remains inclusive and welcoming to all Muslims and non-Muslims. My faith continues to deepen and expand as I continue to outreach to other Muslims across the nation. MPV has established an open community that is an alternative to the more orthodox views held by 20 percent of Muslims. MPV is expanding it's appeal to Muslims internationally. MPV supports voices less often heard in the discussion of Muslims in the West.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As Director of LGBT Outreach, I continue to work on the 12 years of scholastic and religious lecturing on LGBT Muslim issues.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Establish a all purpose institute in Washington, DC for educational training, prayer and meeting space, and an office for lobbying and legislative development on Capitol Hill.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

When the organization emerged from an earlier reiteration of the Network of Progressive Muslims. I've been a part since it's beginning.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

There are two: (1) Develop its media outreach, and (2) develop counseling materials for LGBT Muslim youth and their families.

What is its top priority in the long run?

As a religious advisor for MPV, the effort to develop more sacred prayer spaces for Muslims worldwide.

 
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