MPower Resistance Recess

Posted on August 8th, 2017 in politics by Ishraq

Members of Congress are in their home districts for a few more weeks until they head back to Washington, D.C. Take advantage of this time to schedule a meeting or attend a town hall with your elected officals to hold them accountable!

Use MPower Change's "Resistance Recess" question guide to get on-the-record responses from your representatives in Congress.


FIBA Finally Lifts Religious Headware Ban

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by Linda

FIBA, the international body that regulates professional basketball, has finally lifted its ban on religious headwear—that’s the rule that had previously kept some Muslim, Sikh, and other players from being able to play professionally.

This means that countless players, such as Muslim basketball star Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, will be able to aspire to play professionally, both at home and internationally.


Why Did Flynn Collude With Russia?

Posted on February 14th, 2017 by Mohammad

Anti-Muslim Mike Flynn has resigned in shame after being caught lying about conversations he had with a Russian official in late December. But what's really concerning is the underlying reason why: according to Flynn himself, he sought to build an alliance with Russia because he wanted to fight a new "world war," against "radical Islam"—which we know is just another racist dog-whistle for attacking Muslims and Islam more broadly.


Open Letter: Muslim Spiritual Leaders Pledge to Join the Sanctuary Movement

Posted on February 8th, 2017 by MPowerChange

We, the undersigned, pledge to use our resources as spiritual and congregational leaders to support the movement to create sanctuary for immigrants and refugees of all faiths and backgrounds, documented and undocumented, and anyone else who feels marginalized, frightened, or disrespected by a hateful environment. We encourage leaders in Muslim communities across the U.S. to join us and do the same.


Prayer wins! Victory at Standing Rock

Posted on December 5th, 2016 by Dustin

Our Native American family just set a powerful example for our communities going into 2017—how to stand strong against forces that can seem all-powerful and unbeatable, and how to WIN.


Where Do We Go From Here: Black Muslim Political Action

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by Mark

In the lead up to the presidential election, Sapelo Square published a series of short reflections by Black Muslims considering themes raised by Malcolm X in his famed speech, "The Ballot or the Bullet." Building off that insight, 'Where do we go from here?: Black Muslim Political Action' will be a conversation between five Black Muslim leaders who will evaluate the political landscape under the new president in light of issues that concern Black Muslims in the United States.


Still Here: Reflections after Election Day

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by Linda

We all had a lot to process after Tuesday’s results, so I took a day for myself before writing this.

Here’s where I am today: no less unapologetically Muslim than I was when I woke up on Tuesday morning. And ready to work just as hard as we always knew we’d have to, no matter who won this election.


MPower Change joins over 70 organizations to send letter to DOJ

Posted on October 12th, 2016 by Linda

Given the recent increase in hate violence and discrimination targeting Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian communities, MPower Change joined with over 70 organizations to send a letter to the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in September 2016. The letter outlines efforts that the Civil Rights Division could take in order to ensure the implementation of anti-discrimination laws. We continue to work with our partners at South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), who are following up on the letter’s demands with the appropriate agencies.


Muslims at Sacred Stone Livestream

Posted on October 10th, 2016 by Mark

#MuslimsAtSacredStone aims to raise awareness about the #NoDAPL movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline, about Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, and the Native Muslims who are at the intersections. The panel, moderated by Muslim ARC and featuring MPower Change co-founder Mark Crain, includes Muslims from various backgrounds, including Lakota, Diné, K’iche Spanish speaking Indigenous, and mixed African American-Indigenous.


Muslims Defend the Sacred - Solidarity with Standing Rock

Posted on October 3rd, 2016 by Dustin

This letter of solidarity was signed by nearly 100 faith and community leaders from Muslim communities throughout the United States. We stand with you in your struggle to defend the sacred. We too know that water is life, as it says so clearly in the Qur'an, "We have made every living thing from water."