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The Muslim-Latino Collaborative is a New and Welcome Voice for Justice

by Susan Schwartz As Islam becomes more and more woven into the fabric of American society, new groups are being formed as part of Islam's historic communitarian outreach toward

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The Palestine Foundation Provides Funds to Help Palestinians Help Themselves

by Susan Shwartz Throughout the civilized world, people of good will, people who place a high value on justice and decency, hold the beleaguered people of Palestine close to their

Muslim Public  Affairs Council Convention 

By: Susan Schwartz, contributing writer The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held its 2016 annual national convention this past Sunday at the Long Beach, Ca. Convention Cent

MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau

By: Susan Schwartz, contributing writer With the alarming increase in Islamophobia and with Islamophobia now having reached the national presidential campaign stage, concerned hu

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund to Hold Event

By: Susan Schwartz, contributing writer The Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF), the world's largest charity devoted to the medical needs of children in the Middle East, wil

A Great Humanitarian Dies at 91

By Susan Schwartz, contributing writer The human rights movement lost a great and compassionate activist last week when Hedy Epstein passed away at the age of 91 in he

Community Spotlight: Palestinian Children Relief Fund

By Susan Schwartz, contributing writer The work of the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) will be familiar to readers of The Muslim Observer. The PCRF is the world's larg

Palestine awareness week at UCLA

By Susan Schwartz Los Angeles – Students for Justice in Palestine of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) presented a four day educational program that illustrated the

Nike dispute resolved

By Susan Schwartz, contributing writer Nadeel Kaukab, a 40-year-old Muslim residing in New York City, found himself in a dispute recently with the NIKE Inc. Kaukab attempted to

San Bernardino Muslims unite to help community

By Susan Schwartz TMO Contributing Writer In the aftermath of the mass shooting on December 2nd in San Bernardino, California, there was a predictable upsurge in Islamophob

Demonstrating for Palestine

By Susan Schwartz TMO Contributing Writer More than 300 activists demonstrated in front of the Israeli Consulate on Los Angeles' main thoroughfare this past Friday. Presented

Palestinian group to build cancer center

By Susan Schwartz TMO Contributing Writer The Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) has announced plans to construct a pediatric oncology center in Gaza, a first for that

‘I am the bananas’: micro-financier pens book

By Susan Schwartz TMO contributing writer Jessica Jackley, a co-founder of KIVA, has written an excellent book on entrepreneurship, weaving together her autobiography with sto

LA Jews call for sanctions on Israel

By Susan Schwartz TMO Contributing Writer LA Jews for Peace, a Los Angeles based organization committed to achieving peace in the Middle East, this week issued a policy statem

KinderUSA holds successful banquet fundraiser

By Susan Schwartz TMO contributing writer KinderUSA (Kids in Need of Development, Education, and Relief) held a highly successful banquet/fundraiser at a Middle Eastern themed

KinderUSA holds successful banquet fundraiser  

By Susan Schwartz TMO contributing writer KinderUSA (Kids in Need of Development, Education, and Relief) held a highly successful banquet/fundraiser at a Middle Eastern them

CAIR National and CAIR-LA host leadership webinar

By Susan Schwartz TMO Contributing Writer The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization, and the CAIR-LA chapter

Desert Dancer review

by Susan Schwartz TMO Contributing Writer The Muslim Observer last week attended, by invitation, a press briefing sponsored by BoomGen Studios which presented the story of the

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund and the children of Gaza

By Susan Schwartz TMO Contributing Writer The Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) is the world’s largest charity serving the medical needs of children in the Midd

Remembering Deah Barakat

By Susan Schwartz The nation was stunned early last month when three young Muslim students were shot to death on the campus of the University of North Carolina. Deah Baraka

Bank of the West refuses to return deposit of Gaza aid group

By Susan Schwartz TMO Contributing Writer The Palestine Children's Welfare Fund (PCWF), a humanitarian aid organization and a sister group to the Free Palestine Movement,

City of LA Pays Tribute to Dr. Maher Hathout

By Susan Schwartz TMO Contributing Writer Los Angeles - Since the death of Dr. Maher Hathout on January 2nd, countless tributes from individuals and organizations have been offer

“Let’s Be Honest” MPAC Hosts Panel on ‘Taboos’ In American Muslim Community

By Susan Schwartz, TMO Contributing Writer Hind Makki, Chicago-based writer and activist speaks to participants at MPAC’s annual conferenc

Successful Muslim Women Speakers Summit

By Susan Schwartz, TMO Contributor Attorney, author, and human rights activist, Soraya Deen, founded and hosted the first Muslim Women Speakers Summit during this past month. The

A Successful Banquet/Fundraiser for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund

By Susan Schwartz, TMO The Southern California chapter of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) held its tenth annual Helping Hands banquet/fundraiser this past weekend in