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February 2011 Newsletter 
In This Issue
MPV Retreat 2011
Progressive Sunday School
Marrying outside the faith?
Our Stance on the M.E. uprising
Events We Love to Promote

MPV Retreat 2011

Announcing Muslims for Progressive Value's Fourth Annual Retreat

"Cultivating Spirituality & an Ethos of Justice in Everyday Life"


July 1st-3rd 2011

Berkeley, CA

PacificSchool of Religion


Join Muslims for Progressive Values for an interactive weekend dedicated to self-reflection, personal growth and community building.


Presentations & workshops by:

Dr. Amina Wadud,

Dr. Ghazala Anwar,

Yarehk Hernandez, M.S

and more!


More information and registration details coming soon!

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We welcome all who are willing to respect, listen and learn from one another with an open, non-discriminating heart. MPV strives to create safe spaces for everyone including LGBTQ individuals, mixed faith couples, and people of various religious and sectarian affiliations.


Light of Islam School starts this March in Los Angeles!


"An interactive and intellectual approach to teaching and living Islam"

Open house Feb 13th & 19th, 2011

For more information please email


Muslim Marriage Officiant Available
 for Mixed/Inter-Faith Couples in
Los Angeles area! 
For more information please email

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Uprising in the Middle East!



 Muslims for Progressive Values stands in solidarity with the protesters across North Africa and the Greater Middle East as they continue to demand for just political, economic, and social reforms that have been denied them for far too long. We urge Arab governments and governments everywhere to respect the universal rights to freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly without resort to violence or provocation. As we continue to bear witness to the most significant uprisings the Arab World has ever seen, we pray for the peace and safety of our brothers and sisters in their fight for a brighter future, and for self-determination.



The Women's Voices Now Benefit Party, organized by Women's Voices Now (WVN) and the Levantine Cultural Center, supports WVN's current project, Women's Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival, which takes place March 17, 18 and 19, 2011 at the L.A. Film School. 


Feb4th event 


The dirty-chic Bradford Stewart Art Studio houses an evening of several flavors:

  • films from Women's Voices from the Muslim World: A Short Film Festival are projected in the space's two alcoves
  • Work by artists including Shepard Fairey, Rachel Monosov, Carly Ivan Garcia, Khalid Hussein, Noah Haytin and Yapci Ramos et al make up a contemporary art exhibit curated by Catinca Tabacaru and Jordan Elgrably.  The works comment on the women's rights themes of the Festival;
  • The Hijabi Monologues, a short performance piece is performed, starring Maytha Alhassen
  • NEW, Just Added! Live performance by vocal artist Ani
  • DJ Alsultany accompanies a cocktail party with an open bar


Click here for details:

Levantine Center

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