Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

Quran Discussion Group

Hello friends!


We are a group of Muslims and non-Muslims who are interested in discussing the message of the Quran in an open, thoughtful and non-judgemental way. We are seeking to explore and deepen our understanding of Islam and the way it is interpreted today through critical engagement with the text.

MPV is an inclusive group, everyone is welcome: muslims, non-muslims, ex-muslims - we don't discriminate or segregate.


You can find a useful translation to the Quran here: 

https://asadullahali.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/the-message-of-the-quran.pdf

At each session we try to focus on a particular theme or verse to help guide the discussion. 

We have been very blessed to have access to Meeting Room 3/Activity Room 1 at Kathleen Syme Library, Carlton every second Tuesday of the month this year.


Entry via $2 gold coin donation to help pay for the space.

Hope to see you there!


peace & unity

MPV Melbourne Social Catch Up
Mar
15
7:00 pm19:00

MPV Melbourne Social Catch Up

  • Middle Fish

MPV Melbourne brings together progressive Muslims for fortnightly sustenance, catchups and discussion. All welcome to attend and bring friends.

Muslims for Progressive Values is an organisation that advocates for the values that further human rights including egalitarianism, freedom of expression, freedom of/from religion, women's rights, and LGBT rights. We aim to foster communities across Australia that can nurture these Islamic principles for everyone (Muslim or non-Muslim) no matter what part of their spiritual journey they are on. We developing a space for Muslims who want to establish a safe place to talk about Islam (the good, the bad and the ugly), as well as to develop a community of like-minded Muslims.

Find out more about MPV Melbourne event from our meetup page:

https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Progressive-Muslim-Meetup

MPV Canberra Meetup
Feb
7
7:00 pm19:00

MPV Canberra Meetup

  • Unit 40

MPV Canberra's meetings are held every second Tuesday. This Tuesday the meeting will be at Unit 40, 35 Torrens st Braddon. All welcome to attend and bring friends.  

Our fortnightly meetings are going to start with a discussion on a topic raised by one of the attendees. Each week we'll have a speaker chosen in advance who'll pick a topic to talk about for about ten minutes at the start of the meeting. No topics are off limits, whether religious or political, feel free to speak about and discuss anything that is on your mind.

Muslims for Progressive Values is an organisation that advocates for the values that further human rights including egalitarianism, freedom of expression, freedom of/from religion, women's rights, and LGBT rights. We aim to foster communities across Australia that can nurture these Islamic principles for everyone (Muslim or non-Muslim) no matter what part of their spiritual journey they are on. We developing a space for Muslims who want to establish a safe place to talk about Islam (the good, the bad and the ugly), as well as to develop a community of like-minded Muslims.

Find out more  about MPV Canberra event from our Meetup page:

https://www.meetup.com/Muslims-for-Progressive-Values-Canberra/

 

Quran Discussion Group - Melbourne
Feb
7
7:00 pm19:00

Quran Discussion Group - Melbourne

  • Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

Hello friends,

We are a group of Muslims and non-Muslims who are interested in discussing the message of the Quran in an open, thoughtful and non-judgemental way. We are seeking to explore and deepen our understanding of Islam and the way it is interpreted today through critical engagement with the text.

MPV is an inclusive group, everyone is welcome: muslims, non-muslims, ex-muslims - we don't discriminate or segregate. 

You can find a useful translation to the Quran here: 

http://www.progressivemuslims.org/quran.pdf

And here:

https://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/private/cmje/religious_text/The_Message_of_The_Quran__by_Muhammad_Asad.pdf

Learn more about these sessions on our Melbourne meetup page:

https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Progressive-Muslim-Meetup

At each session we try to focus on a particular theme or verse to help guide the discussion. 

Entry via $2 gold coin donation to help pay for the space.

Hope to see you there! 

Peace & Unity

Reem 

MPV Volunteer Info Session
Jan
31
7:00 pm19:00

MPV Volunteer Info Session

  • Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

Victorians/ Melburnians! Are you curious about how MPV Australia is run? Are you interested in being involved with a group advocating for human rights and progressive values within an Islamic context? Do you want to lend a hand but don't know how? 

MPV Victoria is holding a General Volunteer Info Session where we'll cover current roles/positions available; planned and upcoming projects for 2017; and MPV's volunteer policy and procedures. So if you're keen to know more, come on down and join us!

Venue: Meeting Room 3, Kathleen Syme Library, Carlton
Date: January 31, 2017 (Tuesday) 
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

You'll get the chance to connect with other like-minded people, meet the steering committee, and also throw some suggestions our way. Hope to see you there!

For more info on positions available please visit http://www.mpv-australia.org/volunteer-1/

MPV Melbourne Summer Picnic
Jan
29
2:00 pm14:00

MPV Melbourne Summer Picnic

  • Carlton Gardens

Hi guys,

Hope you've all had a good week so far. 

Please bring a dish and let everyone know what it is. I will be bringing some sweets!

Other items: I will try and find a location within the gardens where there are seats/tables. If not, feel free to bring some chairs/picnic mats.

Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Imran

Find out more about MPV Melbourne event from our meetup page:

https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Progressive-Muslim-Meetup

Ask a Muslim: Fitzroy Library
Nov
12
1:00 pm13:00

Ask a Muslim: Fitzroy Library

  • Fitzroy Library

Ask the questions you’ve always wondered about at asking a Muslim, a panel of Q&A event aimed at demystifying Muslims on Saturday 12 November. Presented by Muslims for Progressive Values Australia in partnership with Yarra Libraries

Bookings via the following link are essential, this event is free, you don’t need to bring a ticket with you

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ask-a-muslim-fitzroy-library-registration-27804130904

 Find out more about MPV Melbourne event from our meetup page:

 https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Progressive-Muslim-Meetup

Concert: Under the Olive Tree
Nov
6
1:30 pm13:30

Concert: Under the Olive Tree

  • Immigration Museum

"Under the Olive Tree" is a concert performed by Jewish and Arabic musicians, and will take listeners on a meandering journey of sound through traditional melismatic tunes to contemporary alt-Jazz with Adam Starr and Noam Sendor. The oud and the ney (Arabic flute) will underpin the afternoon, but Adi Sappir's cello and Adam's contemporary guitar offer a broader palette of sound. 

Ethnic and political divisions in the Middle East can be mirrored in the local communities in Melbourne and can influence the way people perceive cultures other than their own. We believe new bridges can be built here in Australia that may reflect back to the Middle East and help heal those long lasting conflicts. "Under the Olive Tree" will give a rare opportunity for people of Arabic and Jewish background to share their own cultures as well as explore and familiarise themselves with other cultures.

Bookings: www.boite.com.au/boite-eventswww.trybooking.com/NCTO

Tickets: $30 adult, $25 concession, $20 under 25

Disclaimer: This event is organised by Adi Sappir in collaboration with The Boite, the participating musicians and their communities and Melbourne's Immigration Museum and is not an MPV hosted meetup. We've put this up here for any member who would be interested to attend and might like to go together :)

 

Quran Discussion Circle: Sydney
Nov
1
6:00 pm18:00

Quran Discussion Circle: Sydney

  • State Library Of NSW

Hey guys :)

We're running another Quran Discussion Circle! We are a group of Muslims and non-Muslims who are interested in discussing the Quran in an open, thoughtful and non-judgemental way. We seek to explore and deepen our understanding of Islam and the way it is interpreted today through critical engagement with the text. 

MPV is an inclusive group, everyone is welcome: Muslims, non-Muslims, ex-Muslims - we don't discriminate or segregate. 

In this discussion circle, we'll examine the third chronological surah, Al-Muzzammil. Hope to see you there!

You can find a useful translation to the Quran here: 

http://www.progressivemuslims.org/quran.pdf

and here:

https://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/private/cmje/religious_text/The_Message_of_The_Quran__by_Muhammad_Asad.pdf

Learn more about these sessions on our Sydney Meetup page:

https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Muslims-for-Progressive-Values-Meetup/

Hope to see you there!

Shiffa

MPV Sydney Regular Cafe Meet-up
Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

MPV Sydney Regular Cafe Meet-up

Anyone interested in social meetup this weekend?

(Location pending, open for suggestions)

Regular cafe meet-up for MPV members to catch up and get to know each other.

See you at My Sweet Memory (near Town Hall Station). 

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What do we talk about at the meetup?

Generally, we keep it pretty casual. 

Apart from intros, some good topics to think about beforehand include:

• What was it like growing up Muslim / how did you come to the religion?

• Questions you have about the religion or Muslim community? (can't guarantee you'll get a clear cut answer, but it will make for a good discussion :)

• Current events or news

Look forward to meeting new members and familiar faces :)

Learn more about these sessions on our Sydney Meetup page:

https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Muslims-for-Progressive-Values-Meetup/

Cheers,

Omar