Statements & Press

  • MPAC calls on U.S. government to preserve religious freedom in Jerusalem

    May 12, 2021
    On Eid al-Fitr, Thursday, May 13, MPAC will hold an interfaith Eid event to call for the U.S. government to preserve religious freedom in Jerusalem.

  • MPAC Denounces Israeli Aggression Against Palestinians

    May 8, 2021
    The violence at Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Night of Power is an unacceptable encroachment on religious freedom. We must hold our allies accountable.

  • MPAC Applauds Commitment to Diversity by Biden Administration

    March 30, 2021
    Judge Zahid Quraishi, if confirmed, will be the first Muslim on the federal bench. Now is the time to get to know Judge Quraishi and for him to get to know the American Muslim community. We look forward to even more well-qualified Muslims contributing to all branches of the government as we proceed under a President that values representation of all Americans.

  • Call It What it Is: Hate Crimes, Racism, and Xenophobia

    March 18, 2021
    An attack against any one of us is an attack against all of us. It is incumbent upon us to stand together against abuse and violence toward any community. Crimes against our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community must be called what they are: hate crimes.

  • MPAC Congratulates Dilawar Syed

    March 3, 2021
    The White House has announced a historic nomination as Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration - Dilawar Syed. With a long history of entrepreneurship and civic engagement, Mr. Syed brings experience and nuance to the role.

  • MPAC Denounces Vitriol Against Biden Appointees and Nominees of Color

    February 24, 2021
    American ideals dictate that a person’s creed or color do not preclude them from qualifying for a position. Despite their qualifications, perspectives and experiences, Biden Administration appointees of color and of ethnic and religious minority backgrounds have come under attack from right-wing political circles and media. MPAC rejects the weaponization of bigoted and racist views in the process of appointing officials.

  • Becerra: An Ally for Minority Communities

    February 22, 2021
    Xavier Becerra has been a leading force in opposition to the most injurious anti-immigrant policies and an ally for minority populations, especially American Muslims. MPAC offers a recommendation for his confirmation as the Secretary for Health and Human Services by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

  • MPAC Welcomes Sri Lanka’s Reversal of Forced Cremation Policy and Urges Codification

    February 11, 2021
    After nearly a year of a forced cremations of all COVID-19 victims in Sri Lanka, the policy that had garnered immense international condemnation has been reversed. This marks a clear victory for international religious freedom, a key issue in MPAC’s advocacy.

  • MPAC Congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Their Inauguration

    January 20, 2021
    Today, President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take their oaths of office to inaugurate what we hope will be an administration that mends a broken America and prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of every American. We look forward to engaging this new administration as they lead our nation out of division toward peace and unity.

  • Biden Rescinds the Muslim Ban

    January 20, 2021
    MPAC commends President-elect Joe Biden on the decision to reverse the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban, formally known as Executive Order 13769, upon taking office on January 20. Rescinding the Ban is a starting point for the broader opportunity to achieve comprehensive immigration reform and an economic policy platform that attends to the social divisions that xenophobia plays on in the first place.


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