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Monday, January 31, 2011

LGBT Muslim Retreat; Spaces Being Filled Fast. Limited Registration; Scholarships Available

LGBT Muslim Retreat * Philadelphia, PA

May 27-30, 2011 - Memorial Day Weekend

Theme: Al-Jama'ah (The Community)

"Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, yet again, come, come."  
- Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi


Confirmed Speakers:  Imam Daayiee Abdullah (an openly gay Imam and scholar of Islam) and Dr. Siraj Scott Kugle (author of Islam & Homosexuality)

  Our retreat location:

§  Beautiful suburbs of Philadelphia; "an oasis for reflection with beautiful grounds"

§  On 20+ acres surrounded by trees, flowers and 1 mile woodchip trail

§  Private rooms with bed(s) and desk(s)

§  Delicious meals and refreshments (including vegetarian & vegan options)

§  Art studio, library & wi-fi access

     Available Rooms as of February 1, 2011:

§  1 single rooms - 1 space available (Male)

§  6 single rooms - 6 spaces available (Female)

§  1 shared room Option A - 2 single beds - 2 spaces available (Female)

§  1 shared room Option B - 1 double bed and 2 single beds - 3 spaces available (Female)

§  0 spaces available (Co-Ed Floor - Female & Male)

§  6 commuter / staying off-site spaces available

Registration Information:
Single Rooms - Retreat Accommodations & Meals: $250 plus Registration: $80  Total: $330 per person

Shared Rooms - Option A - 2 people per room - Retreat Accommodations & Meals:  $220; Registration: $80
                        Total: $300 per person

                        Option B - 3 or 4 people per room - Retreat Accommodations & Meals: $200; Registration: "
                        $80   Total: $280

Commuters & Those Staying Off-Site - Option 1:  Friday-Monday - Meals & Retreat: $85; Registration: $80   - Total: $165

                                                          Option 2: Saturday or Sunday only -Meals & Retreat; Total: $85


Limited Registrations / Scholarships Available

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Muslims for Progressive Values 5th Annual Retreat; July 1-3, 2011; Berkeley, CA



Muslims for Progressive Values
5th Annual Retreat

“Cultivating Spirituality & an Ethos of Justice in Everyday Life”

July 1st-3rd 2011
Pacific School of Religion
Join Muslims for Progressive Values for an interactive weekend dedicated to self-reflection, personal growth and community building.

Presentations & workshops by:
Dr. Amina Wadud,
Dr. Ghazala Anwar,
Yarehk Hernandez, M.S
and more!

More information and registration details coming soon!
 Please join us on Facebook: “Muslims for Progressive Values” 
or visit our website:

We welcome all who are willing to respect, listen and learn from one another with an open, non-discriminating heart. MPV strives to create safe spaces for everyone including LGBTQ individuals, mixed faith couples, and people of various religious and sectarian affiliations.

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