In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on the Muslim Ban, young Muslim leaders from all over the country met for a four day training in Los Angeles, California to start the Muslim Power Building Project. The effort is a collaboration between several groups, Faith In Action (formerly PICO National Network), LA Voice, The Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), MPower Change, and Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC).
The goal of the project is to harness the strengths and resources of these organizations to facilitate a comprehensive community-organizing and leadership development program for Muslims nationwide. Especially today, that work is more important than ever as anti-Muslim rhetoric, hate crimes, and Islamophobia intensifies. A stronger organizing infrastructure will help protect Muslims and strengthen a progressive faith voice. It also will deepen society’s understanding of Muslims and help us strengthen ties across faith and secular communities.