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May 18, 2018
Ramadan began this week and 1.8 billion people in the world are observing, fasting from sunup to sundown each day for the next month. Not Muslim but hoping to be considerate of your observant friends, neighbors, or colleagues? Check out this helpful...
May 16, 2018
Vets for American Ideals and MuslimMarine Launch Project Commemorating Ramadan Featuring Veterans, American Muslim Families Washington, D.C—To commemorate Ramadan MuslimMarine.org and Vets for American Ideals today launched the “29 for 29 Ramadan...
May 15, 2018
What Service Means to Me: An Evening of Stories from Veterans, Refugees, and Service Year Alumni Tuesday, September 11th from 6-9 p.m.; Location TBD in Washington, DC Service can be an extraordinary, transformative experience that enriches your life...
May 11, 2018
The administration must resettle at least 3,750 refugees each month to meet the historically low goal of admitting 45,000 refugees for Fiscal Year 2018. On Wednesday, Refugee Council USA released their April report card tracking refugee arrivals. It...
May 4, 2018
CNN spent a year interviewing more than one hundred American Muslims, asking who they think are the most influential members of their faith in their fields. Check out the list, which includes Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, Congressman Keith...
May 2, 2018
By Scott Cooper Last week, 75 Vets for American Ideals leaders—veterans and wartime allies from Iraq and Afghanistan—gathered in Washington, D.C. for our third VFAI Leader Convening. They came from over 20 states, bringing a diversity of political...
April 27, 2018
This week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a report revealing that the Muslim Ban increased violence and anti-Muslim discrimination across the United States. The CAIR report recorded 464 incidents pertaining to the ban and...
April 20, 2018
This Monday, David Miliband—president of the International Rescue Committee—reminded us that the United States continues to retreat from the principles that have long made our country a global beacon. Miliband cautioned that if current refugee...
April 13, 2018
Earlier this week the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syrian Crisis, Panos Moumtzis, expressed his deep concern about the displacement of close to seven hundred thousand Syrians since the beginning of 2018. Meanwhile, the United States ...
April 13, 2018
by Fiona Tomlin In February when we launched our “SIV Sips” at Starbucks locations around the country, our idea was simple: Let’s bring veterans and refugees together for coffee and conversation. These neighborly gatherings are bringing a range of...

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