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Man convicted on terrorism charge in synagogue firebombings

14 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A New Jersey man charged with vandalizing and firebombing Jewish temples and a rabbi’s home has been convicted of terrorism.

Ramadan Offers an Excellent “Weight Control” Strategy

By Ahmed Motiar In June, more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will begin to observe Ramadan. For Muslims fasting is a religious obligation (al-Qur'an 2:183), it being the fourth pillar of Islam. Yet fasting is also an excellent “weight control” strategy. The key point is not “weight loss” but rather “weight control”. While […]

White in America vs. White Among American Muslims

yesterdayReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Charles M. Turner When you’re white, conversion to Islam can be accompanied by excessive fanfare. That was my experience as a recent convert. My coming to Islam seemed to be just as emotional for friends and strangers alike as it was for myself. I was often taken aback by the praise I received for [Read More...]

Religion events from around the Washington area

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Filipino Youth concert, cathedral gargoyle tour, labyrinth walks, Pets with Disabilities.

Text of Obama’s speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Text of President Barack Obama’s remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park about the U.S. atomic bombing, the legacy of World War II and nuclear weapons, as delivered:

Friday Links

A travelling exhibition showcasing Muslim fashion in Australia has opened at the National Archives in Canberra. Australian fashion designers have tapped into an international market of women who want fashionable clothing that still adheres to Muslim tenets of modesty. Muslim women are much less likely to have a graduate level job than Christian women with […]

St. Paul archdiocese plan offers at least $65M to creditors

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that would set aside at least $65 million to pay clergy abuse victims and other creditors.

A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Legislation has been proposed in states across the country addressing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, including some proposals that critics say would legalize discrimination. Many of the proposals would protect clergy, businesses and those who decline to employ or serve people based on religious beliefs. Show More Summary

Court: New Jersey can’t give $11M to religious schools

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A court has ruled New Jersey cannot give $11 million in grants to two religious schools.

‘Halal speed dating’: bringing together Muslim (professional) couples

A few days ago, Malaysian online news platform Malay Mail Online reported on how some married Muslim men in Malaysia are using “halal speed dating” to find a second wife. Halal Speed Dating (HSD) is a matchmaking platform for Muslims, co-founded by Malaysian couple Munirah Tunai Shamsidi and Zuhri Yuhyi. Together they run matchmaking events […]

What if there were a medicine to make someone less prejudiced?

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A satirical video advertises "Islamophobin," an anti-bigotry chewing gum.

Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won’t be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death.

Wisconsin company sued over break policy for Muslim workers

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A civil liberties group representing Muslim employees of a Wisconsin manufacturer has filed a religious discrimination complaint against the company for not allowing extra break time for prayer.

Religion news in brief

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Justice Department seeking death penalty in Charleston, SC, church shooting

As Christians Rooted out KKK, so will Muslims Root out ISIS and Extremism

3 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Ali Asadullah Author’s note: In part one of this series, I addressed fundamental ways in which Muslims, seeking to defend Islam and portray it in a positive light, often fail in their comparison of Muslim extremists and the Ku Klux Klan.  I explored the manners in which the former and the latter are indeed [Read More...]

The Latest: Portrait to be unveiled of slain church pastor

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on a church shooting in Charleston about a year ago that left nine black members dead (all times local):

Protesters' problem with new Whole Foods concept: An ex-rabbi's alleged sex scandal

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

"He has a personal relationship with a pedophile," a critic said of CEO John Mackey.

2 Vatican bank board members resign over disagreements

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Two board members of the scandal-marred Vatican bank have resigned over disagreements about the management and mission of the institution.

The Ken Starr-Baylor story shows how religious schools struggle to deal with sex assault

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Do religious schools struggle in a particular way to deal with the topic of sexual assault?

The Latest: Archbishop says archdiocese disclosed all assets

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on attorneys accusing the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis of hiding assets (all times local):

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