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

May 12, 2021

When: Thursday, May 13 at 9:30am PT
Where: Los Angeles, CA

In this second Eid al-Fitr of the COVID pandemic era, faith leaders in Southern California will hold a press conference to deliver a special Eid message addressing challenges, tensions, and a commitment to peace. Ramadan is a time of introspection, with a focus on deep spirituality, gaining closeness with God, and asking the Almighty for forgiveness. It is an unacceptable violation of human rights and human dignity to attack congregants in peaceful prayer. MPAC firmly defends freedom of religion, which is a human and constitutional right, and we support policies that ensure human rights and human dignity for all.

The following individuals and organizations will be present:

  • Salam Al-Marayati (President, MPAC)
  • Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen (American Jewish University)
  • Rabbi Neil Commes Daniels (Head Rabbi, Temple Beth Shir Shalom)
  • Hedab Tarifi (Islamic Center of Southern California)
  • Randy Heyn-Lamb (Middle East Ministry of All Saints Church)
  • Rev Mike Kinman (Tenth Rector, All Saints Church, Pasadena)
  • Reinhard Krauss (Executive Director of the Academy of Judaic Christian and Islamic Studies)
  • Dr. Arik Greenberg (President and Founder of the Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice)

About MPAC

Founded in 1988, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is a national public affairs nonprofit working to promote and strengthen American pluralism by increasing understanding and improving policies that impact American Muslims. Over the past 32 years, MPAC has built a reputation of being a dynamic and trusted American Muslim voice for policymakers, opinion shapers, and community organizers across the country.

Media Contact

Raahima Shoaib, Communications and Marketing Manager at
Rummi Khan, Chief Operating Officer at
Salam Al-Marayati, President,



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