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Peacemaking

  • Muslim Refugees Face Love and Hate
    Peacemaking

    Muslim Refugees Face Love and Hate

    Refugee Crisis and European Response More than 1.3 million refugees had crossed into Europe by March, 2016. They came by land and sea. This influx of refugees sparked a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the millions of arrivals. It created division in the European Union over how to best deal with resettling people. While

  • A Muslim voice for peace
    News

    A Muslim voice for peace

    MVPR announced in Washington, DC Muslim Voice for Peace & Reconciliation (MVPR) made its debut on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, at a luncheon on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. “This was the public announcement of our human rights work,” says Samuel Shropshire, MVPR founder. “I am grateful for the advice and encouragement of all who attended.”

  • Myanmar and the Rohingya genocide
    Peacemaking

    Myanmar and the Rohingya genocide

    My interest and travel to Myanmar It was through my close friendShafik Zubir, the mu’adhin (“caller to prayer”) at Taqwa Mosque in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that I gained a strong interest in the fate of the millions of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Shafik’s parents immigrated from Myanmar to Saudi Arabia in 1985. Shafik and his

  • False Stories About Muslims Fuel Hate Crimes & Prejudice
    Islam

    False Stories About Muslims Fuel Hate Crimes & Prejudice

    In the past week, three pieces about Islamophobia in the UK caught our attention. They underscore the depth of anti-Muslim prejudice in British society, and point to some of the reasons behind it. On Tuesday, The Guardian reported that a study conducted by the charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) revealed that more than one-third of schoolchildren in the UK believe

  • Bangladesh responds to the Rohingya refugee crisis
    Peacemaking

    Bangladesh responds to the Rohingya refugee crisis

    I recently traveled to Bangladesh on an assignment to meet with Rohingya refugees who, for the past 30 years, have been fleeing persecution in their home country Myanmar. I learned a lot about the history of Bangladesh as well. The following is what I found… Banglandesh history The early history of the Bengal region featured

  • Rohingya ‘caught between the devil and the deep sea’
    Peacemaking

    Rohingya ‘caught between the devil and the deep sea’

    JEDDAH — The ongoing crisis involving Rohingya migrants being stranded at sea while trying to flee persecution in Myanmar is “unsurprising” given the circumstances that caused them to escape in the first place, said an American expatriate in Jeddah who recently witnessed firsthand the conditions the community is living in. Samuel Shropshire, who has more

  • Myanmar’s shame
    Peacemaking

    Myanmar’s shame

    THE Rohingyas have often been called the most persecuted people in the world—with good reason. Most have lived in Rakhine state in western Myanmar for generations, yet have always been denied citizenship by the government. Indeed, they are not even recognised as one of the country’s 135 official ethnic groups. Over the decades these Muslim

Message from MVPR director

Our goal is to reach the largest possible world audience with relevant up-to-date information about human rights violations (Muslims and peoples of other faiths) around the globe. Also, to recruit volunteers (members) to implement grassroots campaigns in the US and other nations; lobbying US, other states and the United Nations on behalf of persecuted/repressed groups.