News & Events

OCTOBER 9, 2022

Women’s Power Lunch

AMMWEC proudly partnered with the New England Bangladeshi American Foundation (NEBAF) to host a community power lunch. Our two organizations teamed up to discuss important issues such as gender-based violence and abuse. These issues affect all of us and AMMWEC is proud to raise awareness and empower women. We were joined by Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and other South Asian women from Bangladesh and Pakistan. For more details about the event, check out our press release!

SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

AMMWEC’s Second Delegation to Israel

After the groundbreaking success of a historic trip by Muslim American leaders to Israel and the United Arab Emirates in May 2022, which included prominent Muslim Americans and South-Asian Americans, the American Muslim and Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council (AMMWEC) and SHARAKA, are teaming up once more to take a second peacemaking trip to Israel.

The goal of this delegation is to continue the peacemaking efforts started by the delegation of interfaith leaders led by Pakistani American president of AMMWEC and Sharaka Board Member, Anila Ali, and to build positive understanding and to help encourage Pakistan-Israel relations and Pakistan’s connection to the Abraham Accords. The group consists of prominent Pakistani-American leaders, including Dr. Nassim Ashraf, and a number of leading Pakistani journalists and religious figures.

To read more about this delegation, click on the following articles:

ABC News, The Times of Israel, The Week, The News International, The New Arab, Yahoo News

MAY 27, 2022

State Department Reception for Eid Al Fitr

Anila Ali represented the American Muslim & Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council (AMMWEC) at the State Department reception of Eid Al Fitr where she met with the secretary of State Mr. Antony Blinken. The State Department brought together civic leaders, diplomats, and distinguished members of the Muslim community to celebrate Eid.

America is a country where everyone is free to practice their religion. It is so important for Muslim Americans to see government officials, recognizing Eid Al Fitr and holidays of all faith traditions.


MAY 7, 2022

AMMWEC Leads Interfaith Delegation to the UAE and Israel

On May 7th, AMMWEC leaders led an interfaith mission to the United Arab Emirates and Israel in partnership with Sharaka, a new Arab-Jewish alliance founded after the  Abraham Accords.
We met a range of leaders from different political and religious backgrounds. In Israel, we met Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Druze and leaders from different political parties and outlooks. We had the honor to meet a member of the Royal family of Sharjah and President Isaac Herzog of Israel.

For more information about our trip, you may visit our Facebook page.

APRIL 7, 2022

AMMWEC Multifaith Iftar 2022

The American Muslim & Multifaith Empowerment Council (AMMWEC), Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM), and the Mukhayriq Initiative hosted faith leaders from all backgrounds to our annual iftar.

Iftar is the meal Muslims around the world have to break their fast during Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of peace a reflection, a time to open our hearts to people from different faiths. Watch our Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Iftar here to hear from faith leaders from different backgrounds as well as honorable members of Congress.

Click here to read about our Iftar in the press!

Watch our Iftar on Facebook and YouTube.

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