USCMO ADDRESSES THE 40TH ANNUAL ICNA-MAS CONVENTION
Over the Memorial Day weekend, The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) attended The Islamic Circle of North America’s (ICNA) 40th annual ICNA-MAS convention in Baltimore, MD. Giving a speech for the opening ceremony, USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal called for the Muslim community and its organizations to stand united in the face of our challenges. Some of the challenges outlined in his speech included confronting issues such as islamophobia, racial profiling, social injustice, violent extremism, unequal opportunity and poverty.
The theme of the convention was “Muhammad: Peace and Blessings be Upon Him”. Among the 20,000 attendees were 140 prominent scholars from all over the world who provided insight into, and lectures about, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In recent times, Muslims have witnessed the vilification of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by certain groups and individuals that seek only to spread hatred and misunderstanding. The goal of the conference was to provide Muslims and non-Muslims alike with a better understanding of the Prophet and how his legacy of justice, compassion and peace can shape our lives, and society as a whole, in a positive way.
The convention has come a long way since its first inception. The Islamic Society of Central Jersey’s Imam Shibly- who was at the first conference- pointed this out with a photo montage of the first prayer congregation consisting of 17 people, making it abundantly clear the enormous growth and success of the convention, which thousands could be seen praying at in congregation over .... Read more >>
USCMO Holds the First National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
On Monday, April 13th, 2015 The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of several leading national and local Muslim organizations, hosted the first ever annual Muslim advocacy day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Representing more than 20 states, 280 Muslims descended on Capitol Hill in efforts to connect national, regional, and state Muslim organizations, community members and activists with their elected representatives. The aim of the event was to develop influence and goodwill between the Muslim community and congress.
The issues at hand were relevant to all Americans, but it was specifically Muslim Americans that discussed how these issues affect their lives personally and the country as a whole.
Prior to the event a series of online seminars was available to train... Read more >>
USCMO soon to launch the Muslim Census Project
On the first day of USCMO's formation, the Census Project of Muslim Americans was announced as its major and signature project. With so much variation in the number of Muslims in America, this project will help identify how many Muslim Americans do actually count. Details will soon be announced. Click here if you are interested to volunteer.