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04 12 18
 

2016 Floods Still Challenge Survivors

Week of Compassion and ICNA Relief collaborate to rebuild damaged homes in Louisiana.
April 12, 2018
 
In March of 2016, flooding swept across much of Louisiana. In Ouachita Parish (in upstate Louisiana, between Shreveport and Vicksburg, Mississippi), the heavy rainfall created a strong flow of water–strong enough to displace the foundation piers of homes.
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04 5 18
 

Free clinic by Muslims opening despite backlash

The facility in Northeast Philly will be staffed by volunteers who are mostly Muslim.
 
By Cherri Gregg, April 05, 2018
 
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) – A free health clinic operated by Muslim volunteers will hold its grand opening this weekend in Northeast Philadelphia.
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04 2 18
 

Kashmir dispute an impediment to growth

Baltimore, April 02 (KMS): Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness Forum, has said that the Kashmir dispute has an international dimension because it has the sanctity of the United Nations Charter and the United Nations Security Council resolutions and has become a big obstacle in the growth, peace and stability of both India and Pakistan.
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04 1 18
 

Volunteers take time out from Muslim convention to distribute food to needy

By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun
 
For 25-year-old Kaltuma Sharif, it’s simply a matter of giving back. But if spending part of a beautiful Saturday afternoon handing out food to the homeless and needy helps shine a positive light on her Muslim faith, that’s OK, too.
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03 21 18
 

UGA student who helped clinic will give TEDx talk

By Megan Wahn
 
They’re not even doctors yet, but five University of Georgia students are already bringing health care to those who need it in Athens. In March 2017, five pre-med majors—Hamzah Ali, Vraj Patel, Abdus Subhan, Ummar Jamal and Faiz Saulat—co-founded Shifa Clinic Athens, a free health-care clinic, first on Huntington Road, then at a more permanent location on Hawthorne Avenue.
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03 9 18
 

Texas disaster survivors to get case management services

Texas Disaster Survivors to Receive Disaster Case Management Services from Consortium of Experienced Voluntary Agencies
 
(PRWEB) March 09, 2018- Joining together as one to provide disaster survivors in Texas with access to national-level expertise combined with local relationships, members of the board of directors of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster today approved a motion to move forward with a disaster case management program they will administer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the state of Texas.
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02 24 18
 

Chandler non-profit helps Muslims, Mormons, other faiths find 'what unites us'

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, The Republic, Feb. 24, 2018
 
A Muslim-founded non-profit works alongside Mormon missionaries and other faiths in Arizona to serve those in need locally and abroad.
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02 24 18
 

Chandler non-profit helps Muslims, Mormons, other faiths find ‘what unites us’

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, The Republic, Feb. 24, 2018
 
A Muslim-founded non-profit works alongside Mormon missionaries and other faiths in Arizona to serve those in need locally and abroad.
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02 20 18
 

Chicago’s Hijab Billboard Campaign Seeks To Educate

By Jim Williams, CBS
February 19, 2018, CHICAGO — A billboard campaign seeks to educate Chicago-area drivers about a traditional garment worn by some Muslim women.
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02 20 18
 

Islamic group launches hijab billboard campaign

February 19, 2018, by Marcella Raymond
 
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — A local Islamic group launched a billboard campaign Monday to educate people about the hijab, the headscarf that’s often worn by Muslim women.
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01 17 18
 

Interfaith Efforts to Address Religious-Based Bullying

By Helga Luest, M.A., Huffington Post
 
Through the 2016 election cycle and since inauguration there has been as serious uptick in youth bullying, violence, vandalism, and hate crime in schools and online.
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01 6 18
 

Fundraiser for Victims of Deadly Bronx Fire

By TWC News Staff | January 5, 2018
 
Members of the community continue to help the victims of last week’s deadly fire in the Bronx.
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12 17 17
 

Crowds gather around world to protest Jerusalem decision

From the day the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, after which OIC members declared east Jerusalem as capital of Palestine, the chain of protests on the side of Palestinians have been getting larger not only in the region, but around the world.
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12 16 17
 

Thousands Respond to Jerusalem Rally in D.C.

(WASHINGTON, D.C, 12/16/17) – American Muslims, Jews, Christians and others assembled near the White House to protest President Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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12 11 17
 

Trump basks in warmth of his Jerusalem recognition

Edna Duncan | December 11, 2017
 
While Muslims performed the prayer in front of the White House, Rabbi Weiss and his companions held banners that read: “Torah true Jews in Jerusalem and Worldwide condemn the aggression in Al-Aqsa and the occupation of Palestine” and “Judaism rejects Zionism and the state of Israel”.
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12 10 17
 

Protests against Trump's Jerusalem Decision Continue

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – People across the world continued their protest against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem (al-Quds) as Israel’s capital.
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists on Saturday staged a protest in Paris against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned visit to France on Sunday.
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12 10 17
 

Protests against Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Continue

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – People across the world continued their protest against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem (al-Quds) as Israel’s capital.
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists on Saturday staged a protest in Paris against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned visit to France on Sunday.
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12 9 17
 

Hundreds in D.C. protest Trump’s Jerusalem decision

‘Fault largely lays on Muslim and Arab leaders on Jerusalem decision,’ Omer Suleiman told Anadolu Agency
By Safvan Allahverdi, 09.12.2017
 
Hundreds gathered in front of the White House on Friday to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to perform the Islamic Friday congregational prayer.
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12 9 17
 

Hundreds in D.C. protest Trump's Jerusalem decision

‘Fault largely lays on Muslim and Arab leaders on Jerusalem decision,’ Omer Suleiman told Anadolu Agency
By Safvan Allahverdi, 09.12.2017
 
Hundreds gathered in front of the White House on Friday to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to perform the Islamic Friday congregational prayer.
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11 27 17
 

Interfaith Progress at ICNA Convention in Houston

By Carissa D. Lamkahouan, US
 
HOUSTON, Texas – While listening to speakers at the recent Islamic Circle of North America’s South Central 2017 convention “Slaves of Allah, Servants of Humanity,” Suzanne Itani, a Muslim convert, pointed out three non-Muslim guests she invited to the conference, which was held in Houston Nov. 24-26.
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