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MAC Delivers Lunches to First Responders on 9/11

On September 11, 2019, representatives from Muslim Americans for Compassion (MAC), a Louisville-based interfaith peace advocacy organization, delivered box lunches to fire stations and police stations throughout the city. Delivery of the lunches coincides with the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. For MAC [...]

By |2019-09-12T01:10:22+00:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Posts, Social & Civic|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stand Up in the Face of Tragedy

This is tragic. Just as Muslim Americans for Compassion was drafting a message in response to last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, news about the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, hit the airwaves. We are now to a point where such horrific occasions aren’t marked by the year or location (“the Columbine mass [...]

By |2019-08-06T17:41:24+00:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Social & Civic|0 Comments

Protecting Places of Worship

On July 10, 2019, the evening prior to the Protecting Houses of Worship Forum, several faith and community leaders met to discuss awareness and collaboration on how to keep our community's houses of worship safe. Attendees were, from left, Fred Whitaker from St. Francis of Assisi School; Mat Goldberg development director of Jewish Community [...]

By |2019-07-12T21:30:25+00:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Interfaith, Social & Civic|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Muhammad Ali Honored

It was a great week for the legacy of legendary boxer and activist Muhammad Ali. On June 3rd, Interfaith Paths to Peace hosted a memorial service and candlelight vigil at the Muhammad Ali Center. MAC President Dr. Muhammad Babar spoke at the event, "“It has been three years since our beloved Muhammad Ali left this [...]

By |2019-06-07T18:32:28+00:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Interfaith, Social & Civic|0 Comments

St. Vincent de Paul Receives Much Needed Supplies

St. Vincent de Paul Louisville, a shelter for families in need, recently put out the call for hygiene supply donations. Muslim Americans for Compassion and Doctors for Healthy Communities answered. Our volunteers donated diapers, deodorants, blankets and more. Thank you to everyone who helped with this need. St. Vincent de Paul continues to be a [...]

By |2019-05-29T13:25:00+00:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Posts, Social & Civic|0 Comments

MAC Welcomes Syrian Refugees

Last week, MAC welcomed a Syrian refugee family at the Muhammad Ali International Airport. Special thanks to Deer Park Baptist Church and St. Stephen United Church-Christ for cosponsoring this family of a grandmother, mother and two young children with Kentucky Refugees Ministries. We're honored to have them here in Louisville!

By |2019-05-14T17:14:26+00:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Social & Civic|0 Comments

Camp Taylor Elementary Needs Your Help

Muslim Americans for Compassion, in partnership with Doctors for Healthy Communities, is collecting new and gently used clothing and hygiene items for children in need. Clothing Items Needed boys & girls pants – sizes 4-10 & 40/30 boys & girls shirts (long sleeve with collar, any solid color) – ALL sizes boys & girls shirts [...]

By |2019-03-12T23:29:11+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Posts, Social & Civic|Tags: , |0 Comments

Swaminarayan Hindu Temple Community Clean-up Highlights

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Muslim Americans for Compassion joined hundreds of people at the Swaminarayan Hindu Temple on Bardstown Road (Louisville, Kentucky) for a Community Clean-up. Earlier in the week, vandals broke into the Temple, damaged property, and spray-painted messages of hate on its walls. Our thanks to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer for encouraging [...]

By |2019-02-03T18:57:35+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Interfaith, Social & Civic|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

TSA Receives Lunches, Food Gift Cards from MAC

Volunteers from Muslim Americans for Compassion and Doctors for Healthy Communities delivered lunches and $15 Kroger gift cards to TSA employees on January 20, 2019. The partial government shutdown is in its fourth week with no end in sight. Thousands of employees are being furloughed or unpaid during this time. Millions of Americans [...]

By |2019-01-30T23:56:43+00:00January 19th, 2019|Categories: Social & Civic|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Highlights from Blessings in a Backpack Service Project

On December 5, 2018, Muslim Americans for Compassion and Doctors for Healthy Communities sponsored a supplies drive for Blessings in a Backpack. The event was held at Camp Taylor Elementary School in Louisville. MAC and DHC volunteers along with Camp Taylor students, parents and teachers, delivered and sorted healthy food that will be [...]

By |2018-12-10T18:29:14+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Social & Civic|Tags: , , |0 Comments