Press Releases & Statements

Muslim Coalition Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MuslimARC Joins National Muslim Coalition Statement on Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Urging Mosques, Islamic Centers to Suspend All Non-Essential Gatherings (WASHINGTON, DC, 3/19/20) – The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) today joined the National Muslim Task Force on COVID-19, a broad coalition of 34 American Muslim organizations, in releasing a joint statement strongly recommending that Muslims in North America make every effort to support self-quarantine and social distancing as advised by local, regional, state, and national public health or government authorities.  The National Muslim Task Force on COVID-19 is one of the largest American Muslim coalitions in recent times and is comprised of Muslim health professionals and fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), relief, charity, civil rights, and advocacy organizations. READ IN FULL: National Muslim Task Force on COVID-19 - Health Safety Advisory Regarding the Global Coronavirus Pandemic

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Introducing Our New Executive Director

When we launched five years ago, we intentionally chose “Collaborative” to capture the spirit of innovation, creativity, and cooperation in our organization’s name, MuslimARC. Over the last eighteen months, our leadership team has invested in a comprehensive assessment and bold strategic planning to move MuslimARC from a startup mindset to one of institution-building. As we celebrate our fifth year, we are excited to move into a new version of MuslimARC that is even more responsive to the needs of our communities, that is sustainable for its leadership, and that is reflective of our anti-racism principles and vision. Specifically, we are investing in change today so that we can meet our strategic goals in creating space, connecting people, and cultivating solutions for racial equity by the year 2022.

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New Zealand and the Need for Critical Anti-Islamophobia

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. To God, we belong and to God, we shall return. On Friday, March 15th, a white supremacist gunman attacked two mosques during jummah congregational prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacker killed 50 people and injured dozens. Our prayers are with the victims and survivors of the massacre and all people impacted by hate crimes. We join the many voices expressing solidarity. As an organization dedicated to anti-racism education, we are committed to building a just and inclusive world where diversity is seen as an asset rather than a threat. Mourning this tragedy compels us to ask: What now?

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