Muslims for Progressive Values is a faith-based, grassroots, human rights organization that embodies and advocates for the traditional Qur’anic values of social justice and equality for all, for the 21st Century.
MPV envisions Islam and an Islamic community that embodies the ten principles of MPV.
MPV envisions a future where Islam is understood as a source of dignity, justice, compassion and love for all humanity and the world.
What We Do
MPV establishes and nurtures vibrant progressive Muslim communities. We do this by creating opportunities for religious discourse, volunteer and community activities, and cultural events bringing together the arts, spirituality and social activism.
MPV is a progressive Muslim voice on contemporary issues. We voice our perspectives by participating in civil discourse, engaging with the media and government entities, and by partnering with both Muslim and non-Muslim progressive organizations.
MPV promotes theologically-sound frameworks for Islamic liberalism. We seek to reinvigorate the Islamic tradition of ijtihad (critical engagement and interpretation of sacred texts) and intellectual discourse. We do this by collaborating with religious scholars and developing position papers on theological issues that are accessible to a wide audience.
Building a progressive Muslim community
Too often Muslims in America are asked ‘where are the progressives amongst us? Aren’t there any Muslims who are for women’s reproductive rights, universal human rights, for the separation of Religion and State?
Muslims for Progressive Values has been in existence since 2007. Quietly and diligently we have been building our progressive community, one city at a time, and now one country at a time. Since its inception, MPV has expanded to include communities in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, Columbus (OH), New York, and Chicago.
We also have communities and partner groups throughout Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sudan, The Gambia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and other places worldwide.
We assert that Islam is inherently progressive, inclusive and egalitarian; an understanding from which our community is built on and that informs the ten principles of MPV and is promoted by initiatives such as the Alliance for Inclusive Muslims.