Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

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.

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 and Focus Areas

We work with young people to inspire them to understand, apply, and advocate divinely ordained values in the service of the common good. Our core values are service, equality, and justice. Our programs engage young people through educational, spiritual, recreational, and social activities. These programs are designed and run by the youth, with the guidance of mentors who share their experiences and provide valuable feedback.

For more than two decades, MAS-Boston has brought together the Boston Student communities, developed leadership programs for thousands of college students across dozens of universities, was the only Muslim organization to hire youth workers solely available to support college students, held a yearly college students retreat for the past 18 years, and helped many MSA’s recruit Muslim Chaplains across Greater-Boston.