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03 29 14
 

ICNA’s Regional Convention in Hartford, CT

 
by Janan Zaitoun
 
On 22-23 March 2014, The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) held a two-day regional convention at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The event throughout the day included: main sessions, parallel workshops, youth sessions, a sisters-only workshop, and a bazaar. The theme of the convention was “Prophet Muhammad: Mercy to Mankind”.
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03 26 14
 

ICNA Condemns Mass Military Trials in Egypt

 
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NEW YORK, NY (March 27, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America denounces the impending mass military trials of 919 individuals announced by Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday, and the police crackdown on protestors in which a teenage student was killed.
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03 14 14
 

New organization unites US Muslims in one coalition

 
By Amanda Murphy | Religion News Service, Updated: Friday, March 14
 
WASHINGTON — Seeking to make a bigger impact in American politics and to better protect their civil rights, 10 Muslim groups have banded together under a new umbrella group: the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations.
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03 12 14
 

New group aims to conduct census of American Muslims

Seeks to promote rights, goals
 
By Meredith Somers, The Washington Times, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
 
A newly-formed umbrella group of American Muslim organizations is planning to conduct a census as a means to help promote the rights and goals of its members.
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03 12 14
 

New Council for US Muslim Organizations Announced

 
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/12/14) — Ten* major national American Muslim organizations held a news conference today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an umbrella group that will serve as a representative voice for Muslims as that faith community seeks to enhance its positive impact on society.
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03 10 14
 

U.S. Muslim Groups to Launch New Council

 
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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/10/14) – On Wednesday, March 12, eight* major national American Muslim organizations will hold a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an umbrella group that will serve as a representative voice for Muslims as that faith community seeks to enhance its positive impact on society.
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02 22 14
 

UCF students fast to help battered women

 
By Margaret Kavanagh, Reporter
Friday, February 21, 2014
ORLANDO — A group of University of Central Florida students fasted for one day to help raise money for battered women.
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02 20 14
 

Washington officials: faith voices matters

 
Your voice matters.
 
That’s the message Labor Secretary Tom Perez sent last week as he spoke with faith leaders from across religious traditions about the moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.
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02 19 14
 

ICNA Observes World Day of Social Justice

 
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NEW YORK, NY (February 20, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America observes the United Nation’s World Day of Social Justice to promote human well-being and dignity.
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02 15 14
 

Presidential Quotes on Islam & Muslims

 
By ICNA Staff Writer
 
February 17, 2014 – This President’s Day, see what US Presidents have said about Islam and Muslims.
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02 13 14
 

ICNA Denounces Ethnic Cleansing in the C.A.R.

 
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NEW YORK, NY (February 13, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America severely condemns the ethnic cleansing of Muslims by the anti-balaka (anti-machete) fighters in the Central African Republic.
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02 12 14
 

ICNA Lauds Obama’s Exec Order on Minimum Wage

 
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NEW YORK, NY (February 12, 2014) – After promising to do so in his State of the Union address earlier this month, President Barack Obama has signed an executive order today to raise the minimum wage for federally contracted employees to $10.10 per hour.
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02 10 14
 

ICNA-MAS Convention Coming Back to Baltimore

 
07 February 2014 – One of the major national Islamic events, the ICNA-MAS Annual Convention, is coming back to Baltimore on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2014. It will be the 39th ICNA convention and 13th ICNA-MAS joint convention. Interestingly, the first ICNA-MAS joint convention was held at the Baltimore convention center in 2002. ICNA also organized its two previous annual conventions at this same convention center in 1999 and 2000.
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02 10 14
 

February 5th Declared As “Shahid Afridi” Day

 
By Sohail Zafar
 
February 7, 2014 – Impressed from Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s persona and his unparalleled cricket career, the mayor of Port Arthur, a city in US state Texas, has declared February 5 as “Shahid Afridi Day.”
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02 3 14
 

Group hopes billboard helps educate others about Islam

 
By Mark Hicks, The Detroit News, February 2, 2014
 
Perched along Interstate 96 near Milford Road for the past month, a large red billboard asks travelers in the thousands of vehicles that pass it daily: “What is Islam? Who are the Muslims?”
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01 31 14
 

ICNA Observes World Interfaith Harmony Week

 
New York, NY
February 1, 2014
 
As part of its commitment to foster a global culture of peace, the Islamic Circle of North America joins in celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week during the first week of February.
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01 29 14
 

ICNA Commends Call for Minimum Wage Increase

 
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NEW YORK, NY (January 28, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) thanks President Obama for his promise to issue an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federally contracted employees to $10.10 in his State of the Union address last night.
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01 28 14
 

Muslims Launch Education, Awareness Initiative in MI

 
By Mona Shand, Public News Service – MI
 
NOVI, Mich. – Drivers on some Michigan highways may have noticed billboards offering the chance to “Gain Peace,” discuss Islam, and obtain a free copy of the Muslim holy book. It’s all part of an Islamic outreach group’s attempt to change the conversation about the religion.
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01 22 14
 

Muslims urge Department of Labor on Clear Paystubs

 
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NEW YORK, NY (January 21, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) along with other major American Muslim organizations urged the U.S. Department of Labor to reassign the issue of Clear Paystubs onto its 2014 regulatory agenda. Below is the letter sent to the Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor.
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01 20 14
 

ICNA Commemorates MLK as an Exemplar of Justice

 
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NEW YORK, NY (January 20, 2014) – Nearly five decades after his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be an example in the fight for dignity and equal rights in America.
 
Affected by the threat of increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric, the American Muslim community can emulate Dr. King’s methods of peaceful engagement to overcome hate and intolerance.
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