Middle East Collective is creating important dialogue between non-Muslims and Muslims.
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Middle East Collective (MEC) was founded as a result of the increased levels of Islamophobia throughout the U.S. and Europe, partially due to U.S. presidential candidates’ political debates and the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.

MEC is an initiative which promotes the understanding of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and tolerance of Islam, while embracing Muslim communities in the West. Thanks to your contribution, we can continue building the dialogue we so desperately need among non-Muslims and Muslims. 

With your help, we will continue collaborating with leading activists, policy makers, artists, and religious leaders. We will also be able to pay our MEC Team, which means more stories and insight from "real people"; not the news you see and hear on mainstream media. 


MISSION
MEC works to bolster the bridge between Muslims and Non-Muslims, by collecting submissions in the form of photo essays, videos, interviews, graphic design, art, poetry, spoken word, scholarly articles, personal narratives, and more.

VISION
MEC envisions a future where the Western world is no longer afraid of Islam and the Muslim communities in the West and around the globe.

We envision Western communities, comprised of Muslims and non-Muslims, which are passionate about learning more regarding the cultures, traditions, art, history, cuisine, people, and religions of the MENA region.

FOUNDER
Whitney Buchanan is the founder of Middle East Collective. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany. She strongly believes in religious freedom, diversity, gender equality, LGBTQI+ inclusion, universal human rights, and freedom of speech. Whitney obtained her Master of Global Affairs in Global Affairs and International Cooperation from the American University in Cairo.

Whitney has lived in Turkey, Egypt, Germany, and Uganda since 2009, which shaped her worldview and love for the MENA. Born in Tennessee, Whitney spent her adolescent years below the Mason-Dixon line, where she began advocating for women’s empowerment and religious tolerance.

SUPPORT
We are thrilled that you have found our Patreon page and that you are interested in joining our community of patrons! If you love Middle East Collective's mission and values, we would greatly appreciate your support as a patron for our work and activism.

By becoming a patron you will receive exclusive patron-only content, such as "behind the scenes" updates and invitations to future events.

Thank you so much for supporting MEC. All of your contributions, feedback, and inquiries are highly appreciated. 


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Supporter
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
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  • Your name will be included on a special page of our website. 
Advocate
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • You will receive access to Patreon only content.
  • Your name will be included on a special page of our website.
  • Your name will be highlighted in a dedicated section or our newsletter. 
Promoter
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You will receive access to Patreon only content.
  • Your name will be included on a special page of our website.
  • Your name will be highlighted in a dedicated section or our newsletter. 
  • You will receive sneak peeks of upcoming events and products, as well as behind the scenes snippets.


Leader
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You will receive access to Patreon only content.
  • Your name will be included on a special page of our website.
  • Your name will be highlighted in a dedicated section or our newsletter. 
  • You will receive sneak peeks of upcoming events and products, as well as behind the scenes snippets.
  • You will receive early access to special reports and other content published in our journal. 


Goals
$4 of $300 per month
MEC's first goal is to earn enough funds to pay for our basic running costs, which cover our domain, website hosting, social media advertising, etc.
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Middle East Collective (MEC) was founded as a result of the increased levels of Islamophobia throughout the U.S. and Europe, partially due to U.S. presidential candidates’ political debates and the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.

MEC is an initiative which promotes the understanding of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and tolerance of Islam, while embracing Muslim communities in the West. Thanks to your contribution, we can continue building the dialogue we so desperately need among non-Muslims and Muslims. 

With your help, we will continue collaborating with leading activists, policy makers, artists, and religious leaders. We will also be able to pay our MEC Team, which means more stories and insight from "real people"; not the news you see and hear on mainstream media. 


MISSION
MEC works to bolster the bridge between Muslims and Non-Muslims, by collecting submissions in the form of photo essays, videos, interviews, graphic design, art, poetry, spoken word, scholarly articles, personal narratives, and more.

VISION
MEC envisions a future where the Western world is no longer afraid of Islam and the Muslim communities in the West and around the globe.

We envision Western communities, comprised of Muslims and non-Muslims, which are passionate about learning more regarding the cultures, traditions, art, history, cuisine, people, and religions of the MENA region.

FOUNDER
Whitney Buchanan is the founder of Middle East Collective. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany. She strongly believes in religious freedom, diversity, gender equality, LGBTQI+ inclusion, universal human rights, and freedom of speech. Whitney obtained her Master of Global Affairs in Global Affairs and International Cooperation from the American University in Cairo.

Whitney has lived in Turkey, Egypt, Germany, and Uganda since 2009, which shaped her worldview and love for the MENA. Born in Tennessee, Whitney spent her adolescent years below the Mason-Dixon line, where she began advocating for women’s empowerment and religious tolerance.

SUPPORT
We are thrilled that you have found our Patreon page and that you are interested in joining our community of patrons! If you love Middle East Collective's mission and values, we would greatly appreciate your support as a patron for our work and activism.

By becoming a patron you will receive exclusive patron-only content, such as "behind the scenes" updates and invitations to future events.

Thank you so much for supporting MEC. All of your contributions, feedback, and inquiries are highly appreciated. 


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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You will receive access to Patreon only content.
  • Your name will be included on a special page of our website. 
Advocate
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • You will receive access to Patreon only content.
  • Your name will be included on a special page of our website.
  • Your name will be highlighted in a dedicated section or our newsletter. 
Promoter
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You will receive access to Patreon only content.
  • Your name will be included on a special page of our website.
  • Your name will be highlighted in a dedicated section or our newsletter. 
  • You will receive sneak peeks of upcoming events and products, as well as behind the scenes snippets.


Leader
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You will receive access to Patreon only content.
  • Your name will be included on a special page of our website.
  • Your name will be highlighted in a dedicated section or our newsletter. 
  • You will receive sneak peeks of upcoming events and products, as well as behind the scenes snippets.
  • You will receive early access to special reports and other content published in our journal.