Press Release: World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP) Launched

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Press Release: World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP) Launched

Oak Brook, IL- In the wake of recent natural and man-made calamities, there has surfaced the need for an intense and determined action to collectively address global humanitarian concerns. This callingmotivated local humanitarians to institute a first-of-its-kind forum, the World Congress of MuslimPhilanthropists (WCMP). The WCMP annual conference will give Muslim philanthropists theopportunity to share ideas and cultivate collaborations which will eventually lead to improving thelivelihood of the world’s underprivileged. The first assembly, under the theme of “Facing Challengesand Finding Solutions” will take place in Istanbul, Turkey from March 22nd to March 24th 2008.

WCMP puts strong emphasis on benevolence that is deeply rooted in the Muslim faith and heritage.We encourage Muslims to work together in reaching out to the needy around the world irrespective oftheir religious belief and race. This act of kindness can be lending a hand to a neighbor, volunteeringin respective communities, or offering skills and talents to a project.

“Our aim is to create a forum where Muslim philanthropists from diverse backgrounds can interact, andsubsequently, become a leading component of the international community of humanitarians,” said Dr.Tariq Cheema, the founder of WCMP. “Through this effort we intend to empower people who have thewill to make a difference by providing tools, networking opportunities and access to resources”, saidCheema expressing his vision about the WCMP.

World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists is an open invitation to all bona fide philanthropic organizations and individuals working around the world. It is an unyielding aspiration of WCMP to seethese organizations establish correlation with their local and international partners to develop a betterunderstanding of today’s challenges. Philanthropists from all faiths and cultures are encouraged toparticipate in the symposium. WCMP welcomes the financial as well as intellectual contribution frominstitutions, charities and the general public.

For more details please visit: Contact: WCMP P.O. Box # 3654, Oak Brook, Illinois 60522, U.S.A. Phone: +1 (630) 242-2792, Fax:+1(630) 889-9511 & +1(630) 242-6376. Email:


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