The Public Affairs & Civic Engagement department (PACE) is a division of the Muslim American Society (MAS) organized as a civic and educational organization. Its primary purpose is to conduct public relations, educate and mobilize the American Muslim community to participate in public affairs and civic activities on a non-partisan basis, and to energize a new generation of community activists.

MAS-PACE is a national grassroots American Muslim advocacy organization involved in the public affairs of the larger American society. MAS-PACE objective is to connect the American Muslim community with the society at large through a comprehensive empowerment process which includes public relations, civic engagement, political involvement, interfaith collaboration, coalition building, and media outreach with the ultimate objective of institutionalizing the civic engagement activities throughout the American Muslim community and within MAS local chapters.

MAS-PACE, through its organizational activities, contributes to the promotion of peace and social justice. It seeks to activate a new generation of community activists and an involved citizenry which will contribute to the advancement of society, both in the United States and the world, as impacted by our nation and guided by Islamic values and beliefs.

Activities & Focus Areas

  • Public relations
  • Civic education and engagement
  • Political involvement and participation
  • Public policy alignment and advocacy Coalition and alliance building
  • Interfaith outreach and collaboration
  • Youth leadership development and mentoring Media relations
  • National and International conferences Workshop and training forums