Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV) is a 501 (c) (3) founded in 2007. MPV asserts that Islam is inherently progressive, inclusive and egalitarian which is an understanding that informs the ten principles by which the organization is guided. In the short years since its inception, MPV has expanded to include chapters in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Columbus (OH), France as well as in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada.


Interview, Danish Public Radio 11.20/2012

Watch MPV President Ani Zonneveld on Egyptian Dream TV with Wael Elebrashy as host and fellow panelist - a Muslim Brotherhood cleric. 11/5/2012

MPV President on Free Speech Radio on election issues and in support of Separation of Church and State - ​"Muslims push for inclusion of LGBT members, stronger role for women in US". November 2, 2012.

A Catholic, a Muslim, and a Mormon Walk into a Marriage-Equality Campaign...Referendum 74 Is Drawing Support from Corners You Might Not Expect. by BRENDAN KILEY. 10/10/2012. The Stranger, Seattle.

​​​​​Imam Daayiee Abdullah featured De Spiegel, Germany. March 6, 2012

North American Muslims back free expression
​May 2012. New Internationalist, Canada.​​

Progressive Muslims Launch Gay-Friendly, Women-Led Mosques In Attempt To Reform American Islam
By Jaweed Kaleem

Battling for gay rights, in Allah's name
By Kari Huus
October 24th, 2011

Whose Daughters Will Be the Next Shafias?
Shahla Khan Salter
Chair, Muslims for Progressive Values Canada

'For Muslims celebrating Christmas, it's a holiday, not a holy day'
By Raja Abdulrahim
December 24, 2011
Los Angeles Times,0,2439877.story?page=1&track=rss

Muslim Christmas Celebrations Recognize Jesus In Islam
By Jaweed Kaleem
First Posted: 12/16/11 05:22 PM ET

'Liberal' Muslims support 'gay rights' movement?
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (

Countering Extremism and Highlighting Diversity
By Colin
Dec 7th, 2011
Inside Islam​​

Muslims combat radicalization with online tools
By Josef Kuhn
Religion News Service
October 25, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 8:07 AM, On Faith

Thinking outside the 'Muslim bubble'
By Raja Abdulrahim and Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
September 3, 2011,0,2495732.story​​
12/12/2011:  Bigotry Goes Corporate: Lowe’s Withdraws Advertising During “All- American Muslim” Read our press release!
2/7/2012: Major Mainstream Religious Leaders Support White House on Contraceptive Coverage In Health Care Reform.  Read the full statement and the full list of faith groups.
Fundraiser with Professor John Esposito. Read press release​ about the event.
Muslims For Progressive Values Responds Vehemently To News Of Extradition Of Saudi Blogger Hamza Kashgari. Read the full statement.
Press Releases:
May 9, 2012. MPV  Applauds President Obama’s Support Of Marriage Equality. Read the full statement.

May 30, 2012. MPV  To Host Mona Eltahawy As Main Speaker For Benefit Reception In Washington, DC. Read the full press release
Sept, 12, 2012 MPV Condemns The Attacks On Diplomatic Installations And Rioting Over Video Depicting A Negative View Of The Prophet Mohammed. Read the full press release, English and in French.
November 30, 2012 Progressive Muslim Journalist Mona Eltahawy Challenges Gender Inequality in Islam. Read the full press release.