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World Renowned Scholar Dies During State Persecution

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 23, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America is saddened by the loss of Professor Ghulam Azam of Bangladesh, one of the foremost Muslim activists in the world, who died on Thursday while serving a politically motivated conviction for war crimes.
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Violence is a contradiction to religion, says Muslim leader

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ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Oct. 22, 2014
 
Several renowned religious leaders of different faiths in Orange County gathered at the Dialogue on Scriptural Interpretations of Peace on Oct. 11 at UC Irvine. The event’s purpose was to share how each religion’s scripture teaches and promotes peace.
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Climate Change: A Muslim Perspective

By Naeem Baig
 
Climate change is undeniable by any sane individual. It is evident everywhere around us unless we deliberately choose to ignore it.
 
Last month I joined over 150 faith leaders and environmental activists at a Climate Change conference organized by Religions for Peace USA and GreenFaith at the UN Plaza Church Center in New York City.
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Ebola: What are American religious orgs doing to prep?

Huffington Post | By Carol Kuruvilla
 
Humans crowd closely together in houses of worship — and it’s supposed to be that way. People greet each other with hugs and shaking hands; they pray in close proximity and, in some Christian communities, drink from the same cup and share the same bread.

However, with infectious disease, this normally positive aspect of faith can have unintended consequences.
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A Religious Dialogue for Peace

By Religio Mag, October 16, 2014
 
On October 11, 2014, roughly a dozen diverse religious leaders gathered at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) student center in order to discuss the relationship between peace and their respective religious scriptures. Hosted by not-for-profit organization Heavenly Culture, World Peace, and Restoration of light (HWPL), a various spectrum of religious leaders, ranging from Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Sikhism, Cao Dai, and Baha’i, represented their faith that afternoon in the presence of approximately 40 college-age students, who were also invited to attend the panel session, titled A Dialogue on Scriptural Interpretations of Peace.
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Volunteers Join Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes

 
(LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2014) – At 7:30 this past Saturday morning, a group of dedicated volunteers got on their hands and knees to nail, paint, frame, and clean.
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Reflections on Labor Day

By Naeem Biag, ICNA President
 
I write from the Istanbul airport as I wait for my next flight. The WiFi connection is unstable and I am disconnected from the digital world. This is a good thing because it has given me the opportunity to observe my surroundings. Istanbul airport is continuously bustling with people and the international terminal looks like a small world in itself. People of all colors and ethnicities walk around, lost and confused.
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ICNA Convention welcomes all who have interest in Islam

The 2014 Islamic Circle of North America Midwest Convention welcomes all who have interest in Islam
 
By Zach Berg
 
August 17. 2014, PEORIA — The 2014 Islamic Circle of North America Midwest Convention welcomed visitors Sunday with a cordial “as-salamu alaykum” as they walked into the Peoria Civic Center. Roughly translated as “Peace of God be upon you,” the greeting was not reserved to Muslims, but was for everyone who came to learn more about tenets of Islam.
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