I thank Dr. Babar for asking me to write a brief article about Christmas. I can only imagine what a non-Christian audience must think about a religious holiday that has turned into a frenzied shopping spree! If you don’t know how that happened to a beautiful religious day, I will tell you in a moment. The date [...]
MAC Vice President Dr. Waqar Saleem also serves as Community Faculty at University of Kentucky. Dr. Saleem recently visited campus UK for “student project prototypes for webpage designs.” This was the final presentation by University students to end their semester. They did exemplary work to improve design and layout on two different webpages. Dr. [...]
MAC President Dr. Muhammad Babar has agreed to serve as co-chair for the Muslim Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) of Louisville formed December 8, 2019. MAC Board members Dr. Tahir Raza, Ozair Shariff Esq. and Dr. Waqar Saleem also serve as council members. The event was held at the Muhammad Ali Center and featured MJAC National [...]
On November 27, 2019, volunteers from Muslim Americans for Compassion and Doctors for Healthy Communities delivered blankets and other items to UP Center for Women and Children in downtown Louisville. This is the second year that the two organizations have organized a collection of items for UP, which provides a healthy, safe environment for homeless [...]
Muslim Americans for Compassion (MAC) sponsored a holiday meal for the Volunteers of America Freedom House on Monday, November 25th. The Freedom House Women’s Addiction Recovery Program provides residential treatment program for alcohol and/or drug dependent pregnant women and women with young children. Nicole Yates, District Director, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) with volunteers.
The Faith Over Fear two day training program, developed to equip faith leaders and communities with effective strategies for better advocating against anti-Muslim bigotry, took place November 10th and 11th. MAC President Dr. Muhammad Babar served as a guest panelist for a "Strategies for Engagement & Change" panel discussion which focused on key ways to [...]
It was eight years ago this month when Mayor Greg Fischer announced the Compassionate Louisville campaign. Now the program has announced a significant expansion and nonprofit. The announcement was made at Semple Elementary School, one of the 24 schools in JCPS that embraces the compassionate curriculum. “We are basically going to Compassionate Louisville 2.0,” said [...]
MAC was a proud supporter of the seventh annual dinner on Saturday, November 2nd, presented by the Americana World Community Center. Dr. Rana Latif (left, board member MAC and Americana) with Edgardo Mansilla (Executive Director, Americana).
Dr. Waqar Saleem visited the Mellwood Art Center for the 14th Annual “Chocolate Dreams” fundraising event benefiting Elderserve. Dr. Saleem also serves as an Elderserve Board Member. Thank you to everyone who attended for making the evening a huge success. Dr. Saleem with Elderserve Executive Director Julie Guenhthner