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Religion events from around the Washington area

15 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Monastery garden tour, sandwich making, labyrinth walk, classical music, concerts.

California Islamic center mailed Quran submerged in lard

16 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Police are investigating the mailing of a Quran submerged in a tub of what appeared to be pork lard to a Northern California Islamic center.

Michigan priest acquitted of sexually assaulting priest

18 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting another priest after a night of drinking in northern Michigan has been found not guilty.

Connecticut governor visits woman taking sanctuary in church

22 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is among those showing support for a woman trying to avoid deportation by seeking sanctuary in a New Haven church.

Muslim Kids and Bullying – They ‘May Live in America, but They are Not American’

yesterdayReligion / Islam : altmuslim

We welcome Jalal Baig – Altmuslim’s new columnist. His column, “The Opinionated Oncologist,” will appear in the third week of each month. By Jalal Baig From the beginning, Ali seemed aloof from the conversation that surrounded him. His friends, a full spectrum of boys spanning junior high and high school, bantered and pontificated on the NBA playoffs. It [Read More...]

Police hope video IDs whoever broke hands off Jesus statue

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Authorities are hoping surveillance video identifies whoever broke the hands off a granite statue of Jesus on the campus of a Catholic university in Pittsburgh.

Thieves attack woman on way to church, steal her car

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Police say a woman on her way to daily mass at a Catholic church in Florida was pushed to the ground by two men who took her keys and left in her car.

'Harry Potter and the Sacred Text' podcast draws non-believers who find meaning in magical fiction

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

"I feel like I'm born again," said one lapsed Catholic who returned to spirituality through the podcast about Harry Potter.

The Art of Dream Interpretation – Part II

A methodological approach to ancient Sunni dream interpretation: Without a doubt, among the types of knowledge and the varieties of inherited wisdom with which scholars occupy themselves, there is none more obscure, necessary, exalted, and more challenging than the dream interpretation and analysis. The ancient scholars would deliberate upon the Book of Allah and the […]

Is the Quran to Blame? Looking at Domestic Violence and Scriptural Interpretation

2 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

How have passages from the Quran been interpreted and misinterpreted with regards to domestic violence? What does verse 4:34 really mean?

Michigan doctor will stay in jail in genital mutilation case

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A Detroit-area doctor accused of performing genital mutilation on girls in a Muslim sect will remain in jail while she awaits trial.

Questioning Authority in the Pursuit of Islamic Learning

Muhammad al-Hasan Wald al-Dadaw (b.1383/1963) (also known as Shaykh Muhammad al-Hassan al-Amin Walid al-Didu al-Shanqiti, Dedew) is a contemporary Mauritanian scholar who is rarely described without resorting to superlatives. He is certainly one of the most impressive ‘ulama of his generation. Show More Summary

Boston launches poster campaign to combat Islamophobia

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Boston has launched a new public service campaign to fight Islamophobia by offering the public ways to address aggression toward others because of their appearance or beliefs.

The Latest: Vatican court refuses to stop embezzlement case

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on the Vatican embezzlement trial (all times local):

Trial opens for ex-Vatican hospital execs for diverted funds

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Two former executives of the Vatican’s pediatric hospital are going on trial on charges they diverted 422,000 euros ($485,000) in hospital donations to renovate the retirement home of the Catholic Church’s retired second-in-command.

How 'The Bachelorette' showed millions a different side of the Sikh faith

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

No, Sikhs are not genies, and members face all sorts of confusion and bias from people unfamiliar with their faith.

The Latest: Gorsuch encourages tolerance among new citizens

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch’s appearance at a judicial conference in San Francisco (all times local):

Man sues archdiocese, cites sex abuse by priest at orphanage

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A New York man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston for sexual abuse he says he suffered at an orphanage as a child.

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