News & Events

AMWEC Virtual Townhall

AMWEC is holding a virtual townhall to answer your questions about coronavirus! Tune in April 9th at 9 PM PST to learn from medical professionals including Dr. Robila Ashfaq, Dr. Sabeen Munib, and Dr. Aamir Z. Jamal.

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Thanksgiving Food Drive 2019

Join us at the Islah Food Pantry serving the African American community in Los Angeles this Thanksgiving. We will be serving food to our brothers and sisters in need on:

Saturday, November 16th from 11:00-1:00 pm

at the Islah Food Pantry

2900 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

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AMWEC and Partners Have Successful Donation Drive

AMWEC, 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!

AMWEC Celebrates Hajj

The annual hajj season gathers Muslims of all backgrounds for contemplation, discussion, and spirit of common humanity. For members not making the pilgrimage to Mecca this year, AMWEC hosted an evening of contemplation and prayers for peace.

Board Member Completes FBI Citizen Academy Program

One of our board members, Dinah Friedan, recently received a certificate for successfully completing the FBI Citizen Academy program. She is seen here with the assistant director of ADIC, Paul Delacourt. We’re proud of you Dinah!

Multifaith Ramadan Iftar in Newport Beach

The Los Angeles Times covered AMWEC’s unique multifaith iftar hosted at a synagogue in Newport Beach. Muslims joined Jews, Christians, Sikhs, Zoroastrians, Bahais, Hindus, Buddhists and people who follow no particular religion at all to break bread and build bridges.

International Women’s Day Celebration

Come dance and celebrate with independent women of diverse backgrounds. AMWEC is empowering women at the frontlines by let our voices to be heard and strengthen our control over our own lives and futures. Speakers include Nisi Jacobs (founder of, Dr. Sadia Khan, Alexa Stone, and Leila Bedad.

AMWEC Leaders Join Olive Tree Mission to Jerusalem

AMWEC leaders Anila Ali and Aisha Bajwa joined an Olive Tree Initiative multifaith mission to Jerusalem. The purpose of the trip was to help leaders better understand, negotiate and resolve conflict. The Olive Tree Initiative is one of AMWEC’s programming partners.

Christmas Toy Drive for Needy Children

Every December, AMWEC 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.

AMWEC Featured in Ha’aretz Report on Muslim-Jewish Relations

A recent Ha’aretz article (“U.S. Muslims Increasingly Harassed for Working With Jewish Groups, Activists Say”) features AMWEC’s interfaith work with Hillel chapters on college campuses. AMWEC President Anila Ali is quoted about anti-Semitism and withstanding pressure from parts of the community to cut off dialogue: “Luckily I was working with a lot of Pakistani students who said ‘No, interfaith work cannot stop.’”