Who: Muslims for Progressive Values

Hosted by: MPV-Atlanta

Retreat Committee: Trina Jackson, Tawnee Waldron, Barbara Millican Khandakar, Suhaib Abaza

Logo Design: Eve Araque (MPV-Columbus)

Want to get involved? Email kelly@mpvatlanta.org.

What: Annual Retreat - Come spend a weekend with fellow progressive Muslims and friends! See the details below here!

Where: Atlanta, Georgia - Wingate by Wyndham Buckhead (accessible by public transportation)

When: Friday, October 9 - Sunday, October 11

How: Register Today!

Retreat Details


This year, through the theme of “Islam Beyond Cultures” the planning committee hopes to foment an environment of revitalization through a focus on prayer (in its many iterations) and playing (in its many iterations) as avenues for practical spiritualities in Islam. In short, as Muslims we can (should?) both pray together and play together. Playing and Praying can take multiple forms; and we hope to spend the weekend practicing some of them as a community. 

We will kick off the retreat with a Friday prayer and end marching in the Atlanta Pride Parade on Sunday!

Schedule (Will be updated as events are confirmed)

Note: All activities take place in the Wingate Conference Room unless otherwise noted.

Friday, October 9

1:15pm - Jumah Prayer - Retreat Officially Opens
3:00pm - Hotel Check-in Opens
4:00pm - Retreat Check-In Opens
4:30pm - Gather for Asr
6pm - Dinner - Pizza (Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options available)
7pm - Welcome Session
8pm - Prayers
8:30pm - Posters for Pride, Film/Discussion - Syria

Saturday, october 10

Note: Fajr will be on own. Facilities will be open to use.
9:00am - Breakfast
9:30am - Yoga as Salat - Led by Lani
10:15am - Mental and Sexual Health - Led by Iman
11am - Diversity in Islam - Panel
12pm - Lunch
1:15pm - Gather for Dhuhr
1:30pm - Sufi chanting and dancing - Led by Trina
2:30pm - Rituals in the Progressive Community - Led by Kelly
3:30pm - Free Time
4:30pm - Gather for Asr
6pm - Dinner - Mediterranean Grill (Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options available)
7pm - Gather for Magrib
7:30pm - Talent Show!
Note: Isha will be on own. Facilities will be open to use.

Sunday, October 11

Note: Fajr will be on own. Facilities will be open to use.
9am - Breakfast
10am - Leave for Pride Parade
1pm - Pride Parade (Parade starts near Civic Center Marta Station)
3pm - Retreat Officially Ends
3:30pm - Optional Rumi Reading and Zikr
with  Kaleemi Khanqah Atlanta (a welcoming and inclusive partner group) - Directions from Marta

Retreat Costs

  • $80 - Saturday/Sunday Only
  • $100 - Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • $25 - Donation to sponsor an attendee. Want to donate more than $25.00? Adjust the "Quantity". 

Note: There are special rates for Youth (12-25) and Children (Under 12)
Note: If you need to make payment arrangements (mail a check, installments), please contact kelly@mpvatlanta.org


Please Note: Lodging is not included in the retreat costs to provide flexibility to housing options.

Retreat Host Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham Buckhead 
Please Note: Discounted pricing ended September 9.