is working hard to provide information and support on Muslim women to the
media, interfaith and policy-making communities. In addition to the specific
projects listed below, we are cooperating with the Center for the Study
of Islam and Democracy, the Center for Understanding Islam, and other leading
institutes in Washington, DC.
The interfaith community plays an active role in influencing not only
the opinions of parish members, but also those of key policy makers at
the highest levels of government. MWC has successfully established a presence
within the faith community of the Eastern seaboard, and has enjoyed many
important discussions with faith leaders. To date, MWC has launched a
regular womens gathering dubbed the Day of Prayers,
and participated in several interfaith dialogues in conjunction with the
American Jewish Committee, The Ecumenical Institute of Spirituality, Manhattan
Jewish Republicans, and the Washington Hebrew Congregation.
Ilm is the Arabic word for knowledge, and knowledge dissemination
is one of MWCs key goals. As most people rely on their local libraries
to provide them with information, we have aimed to provide our libraries
with literature that reflects the beauty of true Islam. As we are not
always able to donate books to a library, MWC also provides a list of
recommendations that we hope will inspire the librarys purchases.
For a copy of MWCs Recommended
Titles in Islam, please visit our Web site.
Muslim Womens Coalition relies on the generosity and support of
Americans willing to reach a lending hand to someone in need. Most of
our neighbors are just waiting for the right opportunity to give their
support. MWC is developing many different avenues for generous people
like you to make a difference. To date, we have launched our Web presence
at www.mwcoalition.org, conducted our first direct mail effort, and held
our first annual fundraising dinner. These efforts have been remarkable
successes, demonstrating the outstanding kindness present in our communities.
Thank you. We depend on your support to continue our efforts.