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Jury pool narrowed to 750 in church shooting trial

6 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The jury pool has been narrowed to just under 750 people in the federal trial of Dylann Roof, who stands charged in the shooting deaths of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina.

Playboy features woman wearing hijab for first time

6 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

For the first time ever, Playboy has featured a woman wearing a hijab.

Image of Asia: Celebrating birth of Confucius in Beijing

15 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

In this photo by Mark Schiefelbein, participants in traditional dress stand near an oversized portrait of Confucius during a ceremony in Beijing to observe the 2,567th birth anniversary of the famed Chinese philosopher. Ceremonies were held across China on Wednesday, including in Confucius’ eastern hometown, Qufu. Show More Summary

Connecticut’s 1st Mormon temple to serve growing church

21 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The first Mormon temple in Connecticut opens to the public this week and will soon host services for thousands of the faithful from a four-state area.

SupportStandingRock: Water, Pasture, and Fire

Rasul Allah said: “The people are partners in three things: water, pastures and fire.” Sometimes, it takes a long time for a movement to gain traction within the mainstream Muslim American community.  Collaboration and coalition building between National Muslim organizing and advocacy groups and Native Americans is one of them. For Native Indian/ First Nations […]

How decades of divorce helped erode religion

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

The children of the '80s divorces are growing up to be nonreligious adults.

'The only reason I am alive is the fact that the abortionist had not yet arrived at work'

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen spoke at a congressional hearing about contested abortion policy.

Pellets and Bullets: Yet More Fodder For a Shaken Kashmir

By Muazzam Nasir   The picturesque Dal Lake, the historic shikaras and the houseboats bustling with life and activity are the parameters by which normalcy is judged in Kashmir. The Indian media makes a trip or two to the valley during the periods of eerie calm and interviews a few shikarawalas, houseboat owners, and hoteliers, […]

Muslims love New York, too | Religion News Service

Muslims love New York, too | Religion News Service. Muslims are New Yorkers and they live in Chelsea. A couple whose marriage I officiated at lived in that area. We are as likely to be victims of these attacks as other New Yorkers. We are more likely to be victims...

Chicago-based religious order sued for docs on allegations

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A 51-year-old Colorado man who says he was sexually abused when he was around 7 years old by a teenager who later became a prominent Roman Catholic priest — one known for his work with at-risk kids — on Monday sued the Chicago-based religious order to which the priest belongs, seeking the release of all records related to allegations of abuse by any of its priests.

Music director at Catholic church fired for gay marriage

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A music director at a Catholic church in Rhode Island says he has been fired because he married a man.

Crónica de un debate presidencial (II) | ctxt.es

2 days agoReligion / Islam : islamicate

Crónica de un debate presidencial (II) | ctxt.es. “Aproximadamente el 70% de las personas en los Estados Unidos no conoce a ningún musulmán”, explica Hussein Rashid, fundador de una empresa de consultoría centrada en conocimiento cultural. Oriente Medio sigue siendo también una región desconocida.… Sin embargo, la profundidad de la...

The Latest: First jurors report in church shooting trial

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on the start of jury selection in the federal trial of Dylann Roof in the Charleston church shootings. (all times local):

Pope meets Congo’s Kabila, but Vatican displeasure evident

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis has met with Congolese President Joseph Kabila, with the Vatican insisting that Congo’s government use respectful dialogue to end violent clashes with opposition forces over delayed elections.

First of hundreds of jurors report in church shooting trial

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Hundreds of potential jurors will report to the federal courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, in the coming days as the jury selection begins in the trial of a white man charged in deaths of nine black church parishioners.

Bomb case is latest hardship for NJ’s large Muslim community

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different.

Lengthy jury selection in Charleston church shootings begins

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible study at a Charleston church.

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