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Immigrant center reaches out to refugees as fears spike

By William Lee, Chicago Tribune
A Muslim family services organization is opening a food pantry and case management office in the heart of the bustling Devon Avenue business corridor as immigrant families in the tight knit ethnic patchwork of West Rogers Park cope with anxiety over President Donald Trump’s recent immigration travel ban and a six-state sweep of unauthorized residents.
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Open Mosque Day: Building Bridges with Neighbors

By Patty Wetli
IRVING PARK — Muslims’ presence in the U.S. dates back to the 1500s, and if that’s news to most people, Muslim-Americans are the first to admit they haven’t always been their own best advocates.
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Convention Preparations Swing into High Gear

BALTIMORE, MD (February 14, 2017) – The organizing committee of the ICNA-MAS 2017 Convention met yesterday at the venue of the convention – Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Here are updates from the team:
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Mississauga event brings Syrian refugees together

30 newcomer families shared stories of their life in Canada
By Radhika Panjwani, Mississauga News
Dozens of Syrian refugees that arrived in Canada a year ago and moved to different communities across Ontario came together Saturday, Feb. 11 in Mississauga to break bread and share stories.
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Flint Muslim Food Pantry provides food & job training

By Ann Pierret, ABC 12
FLINT (WJRT) – “Initially everyone gets a bag with canned goods, cereal, milk, vegetables. So we have perishable and non-perishable items,” explained core volunteer Isra Daraiseh.
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Inauguration Day: Islamic Group Launches Hotline

WASHINGTON – A leading North American Islamic organization kicked off a new justice helpline on President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, January 20, to provide help and support to those who are targets of racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia.
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Donald Trump becomes America’s 45th President

By Steve Bittenbender, Editor, Government Security News
Donald John Trump, a New York real estate developer and businessman, took the oath of office Friday afternoon and officially became the 45th President of the United States.
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Year of Anti-Muslim Vitriol: Brands Promote Inclusion

A Microsoft commercial, “Spread Harmony,” was one of several recent ads from major American brands that prominently featured everyday Muslims.
The gentle piano music starts as the doorbell chimes. A white-haired Christian pastor greets his friend, a Muslim imam, and the two converse and laugh over a cup of tea, wincing about their creaky knees as they prepare to part ways.
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ICNA Launches Justice Hotline on Inauguration


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WASHINGTON D.C. (January 19, 2017) – ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ) announces the launch of a 24/7 national justice hotline on the day of the presidential inauguration, January 20, 2017. This hotline will provide help and support to those who are targets of racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia.
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ICNA-MAS convention moves to Easter weekend in April



The 42nd Annual ICNA-MAS Convention 2017 has moved to the Easter weekend of April 14-16, from its traditional Memorial Day weekend due to the timing of Ramadan this year.
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Time To Publicize Muslim Good Deeds


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By Anne Foy, For
It won’t have escaped anyone’s notice that there’s a pervasive and very worrying narrative about Muslims playing out in the USA at the moment. These are troubled times for the nation – indeed, for the world as a whole – and Muslims are all too often finding ourselves caught in the epicenter of this modern maelstrom.
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