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My Beloved Ramadan – A Photo Gallery

16 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 19 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. Please click through to see the entire gallery of beautiful Ramadan photos. By Sadaf Syed I am afraid my heart will explode. When I feel distress, I whisper to God throughout the day; I supplicate directly to Him in the middle of the night; my [Read More...]

Religion events from around the Washington area

17 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Vacation Bible schools, Gargoyle Tower Climb, Bible study, Men of Faith discussion group.

Pope Francis weighs in on Brexit

20 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Vatican isn't part of the E.U., but does have diplomatic relations with it.

Largest US Presbyterian denomination picks 1st black leader

20 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S. has elected its first African-American top executive.

For millions of Muslims, the murder of Sufi singer Amjad Sabri is about way more than music

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

At a time when Islam is reduced to uncivilized violence, qawwali is evidence of something different.

Friday Link

Ramadan is a time of discipline and self-control, and a month to slow down the pace of life – to focus on faith, family and charity. For professional CrossFit athlete Shaikha Al Qassimi, the test is also to maintain her fitness and nutrition program. California cafe sued for ejecting women wearing hijabs files countersuit, led […]

Pope is bringing message of peace for Armenia — and beyond

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is bringing a message of peace and solidarity to Armenia as it marks the centennial of the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians that Francis himself has called a “genocide.” But he may sidestep the politically charged word as he broadens his concern about current atrocities against Christians across the region and beyond.

First trial begins in deadly New York church beating

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

The first trial began Thursday in what New York authorities say was a 14-hour group attack during a church counseling session that killed a young man and injured his brother.

In a Ramadan of Loss, I have My Eye on the Prize: The Afterlife

yesterdayReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 18 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Ali Asadullah Ramadan 1437 is shaping up to be one of THOSE Ramadans for me. You know the ones: They feel long and arduous; and for some reason you’re just not feeling it the way you’d like. Maybe it’s my recent long-haul flight just [Read More...]

Ramadan reflections: Shedding the burden of Islamophobia

In a way, it’s a Ramadan like countless others. I am spending most of it in my home country, Singapore, with average daylight times that, over thirty days, vary by only ten minutes. Breastfeeding my two-year-old son has dwindled to a handful of comfort-seeking times a day, so I am able to fast with a […]

DC's Catholic archbishop: People ask me why religion matters today. I tell them we'd be a mess without it.

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Without some objective system that binds us all, morality will be decided by whomever happens to have more power or votes.

Unitarian Universalists helped start Thanksgiving. Now they have second thoughts.

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

With Native Americans in mind, they're voting this week on a resolution called 'Thanksgiving Day Reconsidered.'

Pope travels to Armenia after genocide flap and new tensions

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is making his first foray into the former Soviet Union with a weekend visit to Armenia, a year after he riled Turkey by declaring the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians genocide and amid fresh tensions with rival Azerbaijan.

Sister of church beating victims to stand trial for murder

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A New York woman is set to stand trial on charges she was part of a group that beat her half-brother to death during a church counseling session, an assault authorities say that went on for 14 hours over two days.

Don’t Forget the Disenfranchised – Lets Be a True Community this Ramadan

2 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 17 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Nia Malika Dixon Ramadan represents many things in our faith, and practices. Some people look forward to the individual spiritual rejuvenation, some love the community aspect of worshiping together. To me, Ramadan means a balance of both. It’s a personal rejuvenation, a spiritual reconnection [Read More...]

Arkansas woman dies in Oklahoma recreating Mormon trek

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

An Arkansas woman has died in Oklahoma while helping lead teenagers in a re-enactment of the westward journey of Mormons to Utah.

Why Gun Control Should Focus on Right-Wing Violence instead of ‘War on Terror’ and Muslims

2 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Dr. Maha Hilal and Darakshan Raja Last week 49 individuals were brutally murdered at the Pulse nightclub, which caters to  queer and trans Latinx communities in Orlando. This mass shooting is one of the deadliest within the past year, and specifically targeted POC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTQGNC) communities. In [Read More...]

Francis lauds Benedict’s prayerful life in book forward

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is paying homage to his predecessor in the forward of a new book, saying Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to retire to a life of prayer is a lesson to all priests that their main job is to pray for others.

Father of NY teen killed in church beating pleads guilty

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The father of a 19-year-old New York man who was beaten to death during a church counseling session has pleaded guilty for his role in the attack, which also injured another son.

When Trump says he wants to expand religious freedom, he doesn't know what he's talking about

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Trump gave me hopes he was an ally for the proper role of religion in politics. Then he crushed them.

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