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 >>
National Muslim-Christian Initiative
A meeting of the National Muslim-Christian Initiative, a major dialogue between Muslim and Christian leaders, took place in late March, gathering together nearly 40 Christian and Muslim senior representatives from around the country to engage issues of concern to both communities, including deliberate discussion of Islamphobia in the US and religious extremist ideology abroad. The meeting included a public evening program with more than 100 people present, on the intersection of religious freedom and respect for what others hold sacred.
The initiative, begun in 2008 and having last met in 2011, is an integral part of the 30+ years of relationship between Christian communions connected through the National Council of Churches and Muslim organizations. The pause in meetings was due to .... Read more>>
USCMO Holds Community Forum on Countering Violent Extremism
On February 10, 2015 in Washington, D.C., in a gathering of approximately fifty U.S Muslim leaders, the U.S Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), (a coalition of several leading national and local Muslim organizations), hosted an all-day community forum regarding the American Muslim community's role in countering violent extremism (CVE).
Differing viewpoints on CVE were addressed by a speaker from the Department of Homeland Security as well as speakers from the ACLU, Amnesty International, and the Brennan Center for Justice.
There are various viewpoints and proposed strategies regarding the roles that Muslims can play in combating extremism and the degree of responsibility that the Muslim community and institutions have in this regard. There is also a spectrum of opinions regarding how deeply involved the government should be in community initiatives and how this impacts civil liberties.
The day-long forum was composed of four sessions focusing on four different areas of discussion and concluded with .... Read more>>
Ramadan Session 2015
Researching Our Faith for Implementation of Leadership
July 10-12, 2015
The Mosque Cares 929 W. 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Register online: RamadanSession.com
By Mail: WDM Ministry, PO Box 153, Matteson, IL 60443
Claim Your Inheritance and Be Mindful of Your Indebtedness to Your Lord
Presented by The Mosque Cares
[Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed]
September 4-6, 2015 | Tinley Park Convention Center, IL
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.