The Right to Health and a Healthy Planet:
Ecological Devastation and Health Care

Yesterday, Monday, June 4, IOICA Director Colin Christopher joined dozens of other faith leaders for a nonviolent civil disobedience action at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC as part of the Poor People’s Campaign. Christopher was arrested alongside other people of faith, calling for Congress to address the interrelation between ecological devastation and health care disparities that tens of millions of Americans face on a daily basis.

The action started with a rally outside the Capitol building, where numerous speakers shared stories of their communities’ struggles. One speaker recounted the death of her 32-year-old son after he was denied treatment for a tumor in his stomach: a symbolic casket was held up in front of the stage. Another speaker described the resurgence of hookworm in Alabama, due to contaminated water systems in majority African-American areas.

Reverend Grayland Hagler led the group on a march to the Capitol’s entrance, and about 40 faith leaders proceeded upstairs to the Capitol Rotunda. As in previous weeks, the Poor People’s Campaign group sought to deliver a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. When they were denied access by Capitol security, the Reverend led the crowd in chanting statistics about ecological devastation and the healthcare crisis in the US. Capitol police immediately declared the protest unlawful, emptied the Rotunda of tour groups and media, and arrested Christopher and his fellow faith leaders for their nonviolent civil disobedience. All protestors were released without harm later that day to cheers from the crowd waiting outside.

As an official endorser of the Poor People's Campaign, ISNA leadership encourage you to get involved in your own community during these final ten days of Ramadan, and beyond.There are additional actions, teach-ins, and workshops over the next three weeks in state capitals across the country. Check for actions in your area by visiting the Poor People’s Campaign website . Upcoming themes for weeks 5 and 6 are: “Everybody’s Got the Right To Live: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, Housing” and “A New and Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative.” Saturday June 23 marks the concluding rally for action in Washington, DC and a global day of solidarity.
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Community Outreach Program

We are excited to announce a special ISNA Convention community outreach program in which masajid, Islamic schools, and organizations receive 5% of ticket sales from their members. The masjid, school or organization with the most ticket sales will receive 10% of the ticket sales of their registrations.

How it works:
  • Join the program by filling out our online form here and ISNA will add your masjid, school or organization's name to the registration form
  • Encourage your members to register for the ISNA Convention and select your masjid, school or organization's name on the registration page
  • Each participating masjid or organization will receive 5% of the ticket sale of registrations using their code
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Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)
Looking for a really fun, youth-focused and youth-led camp this summer? Want the perfect way to make the most out of your time off? 

Come experience an inspiring, eye-opening, exciting and HYPE 7 days and 6 nights at one of our 6 MYNA Summer Regional Camps. Zip lining, canoeing, kayaking, swimming––YES, for sisters too––archery, and bonfires are just some of the activities that you will not want to miss out on! 

Don't live close to the camp? No worries! When MYNA calls a camp regional, we provide optional transportation from major cities nearby to get you and your whole group to camp. Come meet Muslim youth from outside of your local community and connect with the greater MYNA family!

Plus, with this summer’s theme, Queens of Hearts, campers will get a chance to learn more about the amazing women that lived during the time of our Beloved Prophet (SAW).
Trust us: you won’t want to miss this.

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ISNA Seeks Transformative Leader:
Executive Director Search Announced  

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has announced a search for an Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization at a very historic point in its history. The ED is a new position created as a result of the historic overhaul of the organization's bylaws effective January 1, 2018. The former position known as Secretary General has been abolished.

In consultation with the Executive Committee and more broadly the ISNA Board of Directors, the ED will provide visionary and strategic leadership to build on ISNA's history of service to Islam and Muslims in North America. Dr. Asra Ali, chair of the ED search committee emphasizes that "the new ED will use her or his skills and proven senior level management experience to position the organization to achieve excellence in the creation and delivery of programs and services to meet the needs of our diverse and growing Muslim community."

Additional information is available on our website,
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