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Faith in Action

Grant Type: Program/Project

Duration: Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020

Organization Overview:

Faith in Action’s mission is to create racial and economic justice in the U.S. by organizing people of faith and those most oppressed by unjust systems and policies. The Muslim Power Building Project, housed by Faith in Action, develops the capacity of American Muslim organizers to engage communities in the movement for racial and economic justice, deepen Muslim organizing, and intersect with parallel movements.

Summary:

The Muslim Power Building Project develops the capacity of American Muslim organizers to engage their communities in the movement for racial justice, extends Muslim organizing, and intersects with parallel movements. In 2020, MPBP plans to launch and support its second class of fellows to build out networks and develop the leadership needed to serve as the catalyst for uniting an intersectional faith voice, building resilience, and adding the sophisticated organizing strategy that the American Muslim community direly needs. This includes coordinating at least one three-day training to deepen networks, coordinate, provide feedback on new curriculum, learn from each other, build the field and strengthen American Muslim civil society by embedding leadership and knowledge in the American Muslim community, and ensuring that the next generation of leaders can benefit from existing systems, mentors, and models for leadership and organizing.

Year founded: 1972

Location: Washington, DC

Website: https://faithinaction.org/