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What we're about

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.

For information on MPV and the principles that inform and guide us, please visit About Us. (http://www.mpvusa.org/mpv-principles/)

We are happy to announce that we have an officiant available. The officiant is open to marrying mixed-faith couples as well as same-sex couples.

Please contact the organizer for more information.

NOTE: We have a Facebook page which you can check out here (https://www.facebook.com/MPV-San-Francisco-220057628385485/). Please "like" us if you feel so led. We are trying to build a more robust contact list separate from Meetup so please fill out our contact form (https://forms.gle/mDtSjBPNK2qRs4nR9). You can also leave feedback and suggestions on that form.

Upcoming events (1)

Celebration of Life

Online event

Details Celebration of Life is MPV's annual human rights event which is virtual this year. Watch the event video https://youtu.be/AzR92muaN80 and go to event page for details: https://givebutter.com/celebrationoflife2020/mpv-san-francisco There are two parts to it: Part I: A Private Reception and Conversation with Keith Ellison 3:00-3:50 PST The Attorney General of Minnesota Keith Ellison and MPV’s president Ani Zonneveld will discuss the use of Religious Freedom Restoration Act in justifying discrimination in the name of religion, the status of anti-FGM law in his state and other issues. Mr. Ellison will get personal in how he views this and other matters, and as a Muslim. Come with your questions, dressed up and with your favorite drink. Part II: A Celebration with Music with host Ahmed Eldin 4:00-5:30 PST For International Human Rights Day, join us and host Ahmed Shihab Eldin, an Emmy-nominated journalist, producer and actor for the second segment and enjoy performances by Leila Milki, Amira, Danielle Lopresti, Sophia Alone and more! Be inspired by MPV President Ani Zonneveld’s conversation with Karima Bennoune, the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights on the role of culture in religion. We will discuss a case of Yahya, a 20-year old Nigerian sentenced to death by the sharia court for a song he wrote and performed deemed blasphemous. Stay for MPV Ambassador Blair Imani, a critically-acclaimed historian, and outspoken advocate and activist. To make a bigger impact, purchase one of our special gift packages to proudly announce your support for free expression and human rights. Go to event page for videos and ticketing options. Early bird tickets end November 27th. https://givebutter.com/celebrationoflife2020/mpv-san-francisco

Past events (78)

Mahmoud Mohamed Taha: Towards a Muslim Reformation

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