Join a panel discussion with AMMWEC President, Anila Ali and other faith leaders at the Ansari Institute. Twenty years after 9/11, hear how they have empowered their communities to understand the past, process powerful emotions, and reject the simplified narratives that have too often informed the public conversation. Learn how faith has the power to heal memories and forge new paths—paths that promote human dignity and flourishing.
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AMMWEC in partnership with the National ACE held the Women Lead: Women Changemakers and Peacemakers Summit on August 12, 2021. We spotlighted women leaders from different backgrounds who have made a difference in the world through their philanthropy, activism, writing, or scholarship. Our speakers spoke from the heart and shared their stories, experiences, passions, and inspirations.
Anila Ali gave a phone interview on Awaz News, a Pakistani news network about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Watch the full interview here.
Anila Ali and AMMWEC hosted the first International Religious Freedom & Interfaith Harmony Conference on July 5, 2021 in Karachi Pakistan. Christian, Hindu, Zoroastrian, as well as many other minority religious leaders, came together and respectfully exchanged perspectives on religious freedom. United States Consul General Rob Silberstein made remarks as well emphasized the US’s commitment to religious freedom.
Anila Ali joined the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit representing the American Muslim & Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council (AMMWEC). She had a chance to meet with religious leaders and activists and to introduce them to AMMWEC.
What happens when justice isn’t served? It undermines the foundation of society. It is our duty as human beings to stand up for what is right. Daniel Pearl was a journalist who was brutally murdered by terrorists in Pakistan. His killers were released after strong-arming the local government, but thanks to the efforts of AMMWEC’s president, Anila Alia, for reaching out to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, that decision was soon overturned. Justice will only be served if we take action and do what is right. The justice system in every country can be improved and it will only improve if we, the people, will stand up and speak up.
AMMWEC President Anila Ali was honored to attend her first D.C. Democratic Women’s Club meeting to celebrate American women who continue to shape history. The event took place in honor of Women’s History Month and included leaders such as Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, DNC Chairman Jamie Harrison, Congressman Janie Raskin, D.C. Mayor, and more! E Anila fights every day to give voice to empower women and to give a voice to Muslim and South-Asian women.
Every December, AMMWEC mobilizes our members to help bring smiles to fortunate children in the community. In the spirit of interfaith sisterhood with our Christian neighbors, we collect toys for needy families and teach our own children the value of thankfulness, empathy, and charitable giving.
AMMWEC, SALEF, and the Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees recently worked together to hold a community service event collecting donations for migrant women in detention centers. Due to the efforts of these hard-working women, we were able to collect and deliver an unprecedented amount of goods, medicine, and sanitary products for the migrant women and girls in need. We thank SALEF and the Jewish Coalition for Refugees for collaborating with us and helping us give back to the community!
At the Sheraton Cerritos, AMMWEC is hosting a community bazaar featuring artists and Artisans from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Bangladesh, India, and beyond. The event focuses on empowering women-led Businesses and creating networking opportunities for members of the community.