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10 10 17

Catholics & Muslims come together for dialogue & dinner

By Thomas Erik Bascome
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Members of the Catholic and Muslim faiths came together today for an annual dialogue and dinner aimed at promoting harmony between the two religious groups.
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10 3 17

US-based charity announces establishment of rehab center

HHRD also decides to set up hospital for treatment of neurological diseases
A US-based Islamic charity organization, Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), has announced the establishment of a comprehensive rehabilitation center and neurological diseases hospital in Karachi.
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09 22 17

Muslims At The Forefront Of Relief Work

by Aisha Asif, Media Director at ICNA Relief
When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005 breaking away the levees and unleashing destruction at a level not seen before, it was then that ICNA Relief stood up for the first time to respond to a disaster. The organization mobilized Islamic centers, mosques, and the Muslim American community to come together to house, feed and help rehabilitate hurricane survivors.
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09 21 17

Religious principles drive Muslim response to disasters

By Zainab Arain, Orlando Sentinel
In the past month, the South and Southeastern regions of the United States were besieged by climate-related disasters. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left at least 116 people dead and an estimated $290 billion in damages in their wake.
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09 20 17

ICNA Relief donates supplies to Liberty City storm victims

MIAMI (WSVN) – A Muslim-American organization held a generous giveaway for some South Floridians in need after Hurricane Irma. Islamic Circle of North America Relief distributed thousands of dollars worth of donations to storm victims in Liberty City, Sunday.
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09 20 17

U.S. Muslim group passes out food & supplies in Liberty City

LIBERTY CITY (CBSMiami) September 17, 2017 — Neighbors continue helping neighbors all across South Florida. On Sunday, the Islamic Circle of North America’s Disaster Relief Organization passed out food and supplies in Liberty City, at the Masjid Al-Ansar at 5245 N.W. 7th Avenue.
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09 20 17

Muslim festival cuts through the stereotypes

By Jeremy C. Fox and Cristela Guerra GLOBE CORRESPONDENT | GLOBE STAFF SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
MALDEN — The percussive rhythms of traditional Syrian music and the smells of shawarma and samosas filled the air Sunday afternoon as thousands gathered for a celebration of Islamic culture intended to build bridges across faiths and erode negative stereotypes of the religion.
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09 20 17

Canadian Muslim NGO Distributes Aid to Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

Bangladesh, Sept. 19 – The Canada-based Islamic Circle of North America distributed food among hundreds of Muslim Rohingya arriving at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday, September 19.
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09 16 17

Muslim relief worker’s inextricable bond: faith & charity

By Ramon Taylor, September 15, 2017
COOPER CITY, FLORIDA — When Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Coast, volunteers of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) arranged shelter.
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09 10 17

Irma: Additional Georgia shelter Mosques available

ATLANTA (CBS46) – Georgia’s Muslim community has released an updated and expanded list of mosques serving as shelters for hurricane evacuees.
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09 8 17

Hurricane Irma: ICNA Relief on standby and monitoring

Miami, FL (Sept. 8, 2017) – ICNA Relief USA, the only Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved American Muslim relief agency for disaster services, is monitoring Hurricane Irma’s path as it barrels towards Florida after pummeling Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.
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09 8 17

Georgia mosques ready to take in 1,000+ Irma evacuees

by Anna Swartz,, Sept. 8, 2017
As tens of thousands of Florida residents flee the state before Hurricane Irma makes landfall, their neighbors prepare to welcome evacuees in need of shelter. In Georgia, 12 mosques were readying themselves on Friday to take in as many as 1,000 evacuees in need of a place to ride out the storm.
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09 8 17

Atlanta community hosting thousands of Irma evacuees

ATLANTA – Two religious communities in the city of Atlanta are coming together to help evacuees coming to the area due to the Hurricane Irma.
A local Jewish community in Toco Hills is opening their homes to Orthodox Jews who are fleeing South Florida to seek refuge for the Sabbath until they are able to return to their homes.
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09 5 17

Fear of Islamic health clinic stirs debate in Northeast Philly

by Michael Boren, The Inquirer,, Sept 5, 2017
When neighbors learned a health clinic run by an Islamic nonprofit organization was coming to Northeast Philadelphia this fall, they had questions.
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09 5 17

Time for Congress to Pass Harvey Emergency Funding

By Rep. Al Green (TX-09), Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), SEPT 5, 2017
Historically, during times of national emergency, Americans unite to meet the challenge. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina altered the lives of thousands of Americans throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, damaging cities that have not been the same since. But, no matter our differences, we as a country have always come together in the face of tragedy. Now, it is time we act in unison once more.
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08 29 17

New York emergency crews respond to Texas floods

By Lisa Evers
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – With the floods from Hurricane Harvey ravaging Houston, help has already arrived from the New York area. More supplies and resources are on the way including some of life’s most basic necessities.
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08 27 17

Shifa Clinic Athens hosts first open house

By Maddie Lupo | Contributor Aug 27, 2017
Shifa Clinic Athens hosted its first open house event yesterday starting at 10:30 a.m. to publicize and advocate their resources and services to the Athens community.
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08 26 17

Muslim Heritage Day celebrates Calgary’s diverse community

Education Minister says Albertans can fight racism by ‘coming together’ and using a ‘sense of empathy’
By Ryan Rumbolt, CBC News, Aug 26, 2017
Muslim-Albertans invited all Calgarians to learn about their religion and dispel misconceptions surrounding Islam at the 10th-annual Muslim Heritage Day celebrations.
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08 24 17

ICNA Relief holds school drive

Aug 24, 2017
Dozens of Ozone Park children eagerly awaited their turn to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies on Monday, thanks to ICNA Relief and MedAid Pharmacy.
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08 23 17

Masjid hosts luncheon for non-Muslims

By Nick Ciccone, August 23, 2017
Masjid Hamza, in Valley Stream, along with hundreds of mosques across the country, opened its doors to the community on Sunday in an effort to break social barriers and have an honest discussion about Islam.
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