A New Jersey man charged with vandalizing and firebombing Jewish temples and a rabbi’s home has been convicted of terrorism.
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 […]
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...]
Filipino Youth concert, cathedral gargoyle tour, labyrinth walks, Pets with Disabilities.
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:
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 […]
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.
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
A court has ruled New Jersey cannot give $11 million in grants to two religious schools.
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 […]
A satirical video advertises "Islamophobin," an anti-bigotry chewing gum.
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.
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.
Justice Department seeking death penalty in Charleston, SC, church shooting
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 on a church shooting in Charleston about a year ago that left nine black members dead (all times local):
"He has a personal relationship with a pedophile," a critic said of CEO John Mackey.
Two board members of the scandal-marred Vatican bank have resigned over disagreements about the management and mission of the institution.
Do religious schools struggle in a particular way to deal with the topic of sexual assault?
The Latest on attorneys accusing the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis of hiding assets (all times local):