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  • MVPR stands in solidarity with the Norweigian people
    Interfaith

    MVPR stands in solidarity with the Norweigian people

    It was standing room only as the first and second floirs and ladies’ prayer room filled with hundreds of people to hear Samuel Shropshire speak before the Khutba service of the Islamic Cultural Center (https://www.islamic.no/) of Oslo, Norway. MVPR wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to Imam Hamid Farooq and the ICC Oslo staff

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  • Reaching out with Hope and Reconciliation in Turkey
    News

    Reaching out with Hope and Reconciliation in Turkey

    Muslim Voice for Peace & Reconciliation (MVPR) leaders Samuel Shropshire and Isa Alhaj Hussein met in Istanbul, Turkey, at the Suleymaneya Mosque with the staff of the Center for Cross Cultural Communication. MVPR is grateful to Mustafa Karnaca and the Center for sponsoring MVPR’s visit to Istanbul. MVPR hopes to develop collaborative peacemaking programs with

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  • No Christmas for Gaza Christians
    Interfaith

    No Christmas for Gaza Christians

    Data collected in recent years confirm the steady increase in the number of pilgrims and tourists who come from around the world to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to visit the Holy Places, especially during the December holiday season. But this year, among the many who will celebrate the Christmas holidays where Christ is said to have

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  • India’s Citizenship Amendment Act discriminates
    News

    India’s Citizenship Amendment Act discriminates

      India’s Citizenship Amendment Act discriminates say Muslims Activisits protesting India’s Citizenship Amendment Act have been injured across India by police who have used tear gas and baton charges to disperse demonstrators at universities and other public places. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the new law will save religious minorities, such as Hindus and

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  • Afghan war was built on a mountain of lies
    News

    Afghan war was built on a mountain of lies

    Afghan war was built on a mountain of lies says Sojourners Magazine and The Washington Post “Though the threat of terrorism is very real, and none of us will ever forget where we were on 9/11, the ongoing threat to Americans from terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere has indeed been consistently leveraged to

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  • The Berlin Wall
    Islam

    The Berlin Wall

    On this day November 9 we at MVPR will celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall! Two years ago our MVPR volunteer Usama Iqbal took me on a one-kilometer tour of what’s left of that infamous baracade that separated families and friends for nearly three decades. I first walked along the wall as a 19-year-old

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  • Blindfolded prisoners in Xinjiang
    News

    Blindfolded prisoners in Xinjiang

    Over the past two years Chinese authorities have detained large numbers of Uyghur Muslims from China’s Xinjiang Province. They are being held in “re-education camps.” Estimates range from 800,000 to more than two million detainees being held indefinitely. One scholar has estimated that more than 10% of the adult Muslim population of the Xinjiang Uyghur

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  • Young New Zealand Muslims reflect during Ramadan
    Better Muslim

    Young New Zealand Muslims reflect during Ramadan

    Click here for Video and full article A group of Muslim New Zealanders gather in the Shakib family’s home for prayer, and to break their Ramadan fast together. They reflect on the many facets of their experiences as Muslim Kiwis, from what fasting means to them, to the impact the Christchurch attacks had on their

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  • You are invited to join us!
    News

    You are invited to join us!

    Dear Friends, You are invited to join Isa Alhaj Hussein, Nebal Anaim, Muhammad Zalad and me at these important meetings 4 to 10 May as we take our message of thanks, peace and consolation to the people of New Zealand.

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