For a second consecutive year, AMMWEC was proud to actively participate in the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit. President of AMMWEC, Anila Ali joined a panel discussion where she presented updates and outcomes of the IRF Roundtables held in Pakistan throughout 2022.
During the Summit, AMMWEC led a Pakistani delegation to highlight progress and issues faced by minorities in Pakistan and also how religious freedom would alleviate injustices and strengthen Pakistan’s democracy and economy. The delegates shared their insights on how to strengthen Pakistani women and minorities. The delegation consisted of Professor Seemab Asif, a Christian minority women’s empowerment leader, Huma Adnan, social entrepreneur and minority rights activist, Mohammad Kashif Mirza, human rights activist for persecuted people, and Parishae Adnan, a women’s empowerment and sustainability activist.
We invite you to join us on March 30th for a Muslim-Jewish Iftar to break bread and build bridges with diverse faith communities. Iftar is the traditional evening meal where Muslims end their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan. This important event is an excellent opportunity to come together with people of different faiths and backgrounds to celebrate in the spirit of peace and unity.
In light of the hatred worldwide, this event serves as a platform to honor our shared values, strengthen our interfaith relationships, and create lasting bridges between different communities. Join us on March 30th at Synagogue B’nai Tzedek in Maryland and be part of creating a more harmonious world.
Stay tuned for more event details!
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!
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
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.