Salaam! Do you consider yourself to be a progressive Muslim who is looking for a similar-minded community? Then come be part of the SF Bay Area chapter of the Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV).
MPV’s mission is to embody and be an effective voice of the traditional Qur’anic ideals of human dignity, egalitarianism, compassion and social justice. MPV envisions Islam and an Islamic community that embodies the ten principles of MPV: 1) Collective Identity 2) Equality 3) Separation of Religious and State Authorities 4) Freedom of Speech 5) Universal Human Rights 6) Gender Equality 7) LGBTQI Inclusion 8) Critical Analysis and Interpretation 9) Compassion 10) Diversity.
We welcome women and men, Muslims from all racial, ethnic, and faith backgrounds (Sunni, Shia, Sufi, Ahmadi, non-practicing/spiritual-but-not-religious, etc.), and also gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims who feel excluded from mainstream Islam.
We see Islam as a source of dignity, justice, compassion and love for all humanity and the world. Our progressive community works to create opportunities for religious discourse, volunteer activities, and cultural events bringing together the arts, spirituality and social activism.
Please do come and join us for upcoming engagements such as coffee get-togethers, potlucks, guest speakers, cultural and artistic events.
Welcome! Please join us for an evening Jum'ah, help us plan for upcoming events and continue conversations about updating our structure and strengthening community. We usually get together for dinner in the area afterward. Short walk from Powell BART. Walk South on 5th Street, pass Howard and right on Tehama. The red brick building is halfway down the block on the left.