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June 1, 2018
To commemorate Ramadan, MuslimMarine.org and Vets for American Ideals launched the “29 for 29 Ramadan Initiative,” or #29for29, a project bringing 29 U.S. military veterans to the homes of American Muslim families across the United States during the...
May 24, 2018
Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the United States will not only continue separating children and parents at the border, it will prosecute adult asylum seekers instead of letting them prove they’re in danger in their...
May 23, 2018
By Rick Burns I founded Karadah Project International, an Iowa nonprofit corporation, because of the unique and personal experiences I had with the extraordinary people I met while deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. These people, who are courageously...
May 22, 2018
By Travis Weiner  On May 3rd, the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network presented an Immigrant Liberty Award to Veterans for American Ideals leader Maytham Alshadood. The award honors the outstanding contributions of immigrants and advocates in...
May 21, 2018
By Lauren Schulz-Carnes It had been a whirlwind two-and-a-half days with an incredible group of veterans. More than seventy of us had descended on Washington, D.C. to train, share meals, trade stories about war and home, and on that day, fan out...
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...

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