Muslims for Progressive Values - DC was founded in 2004 as Washington DC Progressive Muslim Meetup to provide a place for Progressive Muslims and their friends to meet and discuss Islam from a liberal perspective. While a variety of definitions of "progressive Islam" can be found, this group is guided by the words of Professor Omid Safi:
"Progressive Islam encompasses a number of themes: striving to realize a just and pluralistic society through a critical engagement with Islam, a relentless pursuit of social justice, an emphasis on gender equality as a foundation of human rights, and a vision of religious and ethnic pluralism."
We welcome all individuals to this group, regardless of your level of familiarity with Islam or progressive politics.
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MPV meets approximately once a month. Our meetings can be open salons for the exchange of ideas, lectures on topics in progressive Islam, interfaith gatherings, or cultural and educational outings. Recent programs include film screenings, concerts, art exhibitions, and book talks. We are open to suggestions from our members and invite you to contribute your ideas at any time. Check our Calendar to see some of our recent past events as well as our upcoming plans.
We also maintain a self-moderated discussion list open to our members only.
This meetup is a grassroots effort run and funded by the members. The organizers are volunteers. No payment is required to be a member or attend events but a $5 to $20 annual contribution is suggested to defray the annual $144 fees to use Meetup.com.