MCC is committed to serving the interfaith community.
“O men! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware.” – The Holy Qur’an 49:13
The MCC routinely opens its doors to community members. Many visitors join us for Friday services. They come seeking to learn about and appreciate Islamic beliefs and Muslim cultures.
MCC regularly hosts open houses. Previous open houses have been attended by about 100 East Bay neighbors. A congregation-led panel called “Your Muslim Neighbor Next Door” spoke at each open house (watch these panels at mcceastbay.org/interfaith).
We’re American and We’re Muslim
Our work in interfaith cooperation and community outreach is representative of a strong trend by American Muslims to help clear up misconceptions about Islam.
We speak about Islam at community gatherings; sponsor community picnics and film festivals, lectures, and exhibits about Islam at area libraries and schools; host an interfaith iftar; partner with the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center in monthly Adopt-a-Highway clean-ups; and work closely with leaders in churches and synagogues via Interfaith Interconnect of the Tri-Valley.
We are also active civically. We engage with our local politicians and host candidate forums. We also host quarterly blood drives and serve as a county voting site.
An extension of our community work is prison outreach. MCC provides Islamic literature to Muslim chaplains in two area jails and one prison; we are also honored to sponsor two Eid banquets for inmates.
Our outreach work is focused on finding common ground with practitioners of other faiths while conveying the truths about our own faith with utmost clarity. The hope is to spark discussion between thinkers that fosters mutual understanding and acceptance while forging new friendships and alliances.
Over the years, the Muslim Community Center – East Bay has cemented their relations with prominent interfaith organizations.We diligently promote dialogue with individuals with diverse belief practices, which makes us more active in developing positive relationships with our neighbors and community. We have been continuously supportive of many churches, synagogues, and temples throughout the Tri-Valley area.
Notably, the MCC is a member of interfaith associations including Tri-Valley Interfaith Interconnect.
Our main goal is to be a resource of Islamic information for the people of other faiths interested in learning more about Islam.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if:
- You are curious to know what Muslims really believe in. It will be our pleasure to share information about the beliefs of the Muslims.
- You have got questions about Islam and Muslims. We will be glad to answer your questions.
- You are interested in visiting the MCC East Bay. It would be our honor and pleasure to host you.
- You want to get a free copy of the English translation of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam.
- You want your opinion to be heard. We will be more than happy to have civic dialogue.
- You want to build an interfaith relationship with our Center. It will be our honor to build everlasting relationships with your community.