EnabledMuslim has officially kicked off their LaunchGood Campaign. Almost 1/3 of all families in the US have a family member with a disability. American Muslims are no exception.
EnabledMuslim, an AMHP initiative, is an online network for spiritual and community support for Muslims living with disabilities and for their loved ones. EnabledMuslim provides them with access to relevant information about their situation and the ability to connect and sustain long-lasting relationships with others who have similar experiences.
Launched in September 2014, EnabledMuslim.org is still a work in progress and we need your help to make it grow into a robust resource that connects people nationwide and beyond.
We are halfway to reaching our goal. Help us finish strong!
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UPCOMING ATLANTA, PHILADELPHIA & HOUSTON NETWORKING EVENTS
AMHP has held sold-out networking events in various cities across the country including Chicago, Washington, DC, New York, and Detroit. The networking events will provide an opportunity for professionals and students to collaborate and share ideas for projects and activities to improve the health status of our communities.
Event is also open to non-health professionals interested in public health
AMHP Calls on Congress to Make Compassionate Choices in Health Care Budget
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 -Maggie Siddiqi, EnabledMuslim Program Director at AMHP, participated in an interfaith panel at a Congressional briefing organized by Catholic social justice group NETWORK LOBBY. The panel offered faith perspectives on what the federal budget can do to support our communities and share "Faithful Budget" priorities as an alternative to current proposals in Congress.
Maggie was joined by Sister Simone Campbell(Executive Director, NETWORK), Rabbi Jonah Pesner(Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism), and Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson(Director, Office of Public Witness, Presbyterian Church U.S.A.) in addressing members of Congress in light of current budget negotiations and highlighted the importance of affordable health care. Maggie served on the writing committee of the Faithful Budget Campaign in her previous capacity on staff at Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
In so many ways, Muslim communities are open and sharing. We love to be generous hosts, tell stories, and share happy news of graduations, careers, and babies. Nothing brings a smile and a tear to the eye of an auntie or uncle like news of success; when we talk about our troubles though, especially those deemed psychological, we are more likely to be met with confusion, fear, and silence.
The concept of community is strong in Islam and if we can see mental health practitioners as part of this community...then seeking help is part of the Islamic model of life.READ FULL ARTICLE
AMHP is seeking dedicated and committed volunteers to take part in the upcoming Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Milwaukee, & Philadelphia networking events. Networking events will be small and limited in attendee size (25-35 attendees). Please reach out to AMHP Program Coordinator, Sarah Dar, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up.
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