Muslim Peace Fellowship
In the Generous Qur’an, God commands la ikrâha fîd-dîn: “Let there be no compulsion in religion.” (2:256) We hold that the beauty of Islam can only reach fruition in a conscious and voluntary global harmony – a world worth living in for everyone. We believe this is more than a dream: we have a chance.
A chance, not a certainty. Realization rests with Allah, not in human hands. Yet acting with intention is a form of prayer, and prayer may be accepted.
- To work against injustice and for peace in ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world.
- To affirm the commitment to peace on behalf of all Muslims.
- To explore and deepen our understanding of Islamic teachings about peace and nonviolence.
- To expose and transcend the vicious circle of religious stereotyping and false identity.
- To develop faithful and authentic nonviolent strategies for the establishment of sustainable social balance and the redress of wrongs.
- To reach out to people of other religious traditions to further mutual understanding and respect, and to build solidarity in the service of the planet.
- To work together with all people of good will to keep open the Straight Path between human conscience and the creator of the worlds.
P.O. Box 271 Nyack, New York 10960