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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

Ramadan Blessings from MAC

To Our Friends in Faith and Compassion: Sunday, May 5, 2019, marked the beginning Ramadan. In Islam, this is a month-long sacred time when we commemorate Allah, the Arabic name for God, giving the first verses of the Quran, the Muslim scripture, to the Prophet Muhammad in the year 610 A.D. This annual observance is [...]

By |2019-05-06T21:24:22+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Interfaith, Posts|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Recent Violence Sparks Calls for Peace, Healing and Unity

On Friday, March 15, 2019, at least 50 worshipers were killed and 50 more wounded by a shooter at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Just three days later, in Utrecht, Netherlands, a gunman opened fire on a tram in the predominantly Muslim neighborhood of Kanaleneiland. On the morning of March 4, Christian communities in three [...]

By |2019-03-20T00:03:28+00:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Interfaith|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Interfaith Iftar: Save the Date

Once again, Muslim Americans for Compassion, in partnership with Interfaith Paths to Peace, will host the annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner. This year's Iftar dinner will take place Tuesday, May 14, at Second Presbyterian Church (3701 Old Brownsboro Road, Louisville, Ky., 40207). Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the program begins at 8 p.m., with the [...]

By |2019-04-16T13:38:54+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Interfaith, Posts|Tags: , |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

Backpack Blessings 2019

Our volunteers continue their journey of Compassion to help others in our beloved city. On Jan. 16th and Feb. 6th, 2019, Doctors for Healthy Communities and Muslim Americans for Compassion sponsored a supplies drive for Blessings in a Backpack. The events were held at Camp Taylor Elementary School in Louisville. MAC and DHC volunteers along with Camp [...]

By |2019-02-10T00:03:59+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|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

Dr. Babar Went to Israel Conflicted, Came Back Armed With New Understanding

By Shiela Steinman Wallace, Editor Emeritus of Jewish LouisvilleDecember 20, 2018 Muhammad Babar When Dr. Muhammad Babar was asked to join a delegation of 12 American-Muslim leaders on an AJC-sponsored trip to Israel this past November, he felt conflicted.“It was not easy for me to agree to take this trip,” the Louisville physician said. “There [...]

By |2019-01-09T19:03:43+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

One Shining Louisville Celebrates Faith/Diversity

MAC president Muhammad Babar served as the master of ceremonies for the "One Shining Louisville" interfaith inauguration event for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. On January 6, 2018, "One Shining Louisville" took place at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky. Muhammad Babar, president of Muslim Americans for Compassion, served as the master [...]

By |2019-01-08T00:27:40+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments