Press Release - Muslim Youth Launch #MessiahHasCome Outreach Nationwide

<b><u>For Immediate Release:</u></b> March 20th, 2018 <b><u>Contact:</u></b> [email protected] @MuslimYouthUSA <b><i>Young men across the country taking message of hope to fellow Americans</i></b> The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) will launch a #MessiahHasCome project nationwide on March 23rd to proclaim the coming and the message of the awaited one. The national roll‐out aims to enlighten all people on the belief that the long‐awaited Messiah arrived in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, India (1835‐1908), whose message 129 years ago provided solutions to challenges we now face today. Amid rising sufferings, injustices, wars and natural disasters, some wonder if God has abandoned the world or even doubt the existence of God altogether. In response, AMYA will gather on March 23rd at the National Mall in Washington, DC, to launch this project to share a voice not yet heard by many – a voice that solves the problems afflicting our nation. This launch will include a Press Conference at 2:30pm at the National Mall. AMYA will then host bridge‐building seminars at universities and take to neighborhoods in 12 locales across the nation sharing the good news of how to save our nation and the world through the man, the Message and the Movement. The 12 locales are Washington D.C., New York, Orlando, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, Chicago, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Columbus, Kentucky and San Francisco. “As loyal and patriotic Americans, we have a proven track record of civic and community engagement for decades” said Dr. Bilal Rana, National President of AMYA. “This same spirit of love for this nation and its people also compels us to share the secret to solving the crises we face today. Our #MessiahHasCome initiative is unlike anything our fellow Americans have heard, which makes the message all that more critical now.” AMYA leaders and volunteers are available for interview. <b>About Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association:</b> The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is a nationwide youth group that works with young Muslim men and boys around the country. The association serves as the young men and boys auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Officially established in the United States in 1939, AMYA is one of the earliest Muslim Youth organizations in the United States. AMYA is a dynamic and vibrant association serving not only the needs of its members but of its local communities and nation. The association is comprised of nearly 5,000 men and boys aged 7 to 39, spread across 70 local chapters. Previous members of AMYA include Grammy Award winning artists and Pulitzer Prize winning journalists. AMYA is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD.