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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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Joint-letter calls for reform of government watchlisting

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 17, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America today joins other civil rights and community organizations in calling for the reform of the recently disclosed government watchlist program. This program “stigmatizes individuals and communities, erodes our privacy, and undermines cherished constitutional rights”. Read the full letter here:
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ICNA Observes Int’l Day for the Eradication of Poverty

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 17, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America joins the United Nations in observing October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to promote awareness of the dire need to eradicate poverty and destitution at a global scale.
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Prof. Ali Mazrui passes away

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 14, 2014) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations offers its sincere condolences on the death of Professor Ali Mazrui, a renowned and most respected scholar.
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ICNA Volunteers at the County Food Bank

This past Saturday morning, bright and early at 8:30, a group of volunteers arrived at the OC Food Bank in Garden Grove, California to create food boxes for distribution.
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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.
Read more

 
 
 
 

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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Eid al-Adha: What it means to Muslims

 

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By Naeem Baig
 
“Eid al-Adha (the Feast of the Sacrifice) is the second celebration of the year according to Islamic Calendar (called Hijri) for Muslims all over the world. This Eid comes right after the end of ‘Hajj” (the Pilgrimage). The Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and is obligatory on both male and female adult Muslims who have the health and financial means to perform this important duty.
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Abraham inspired Eid’s sacrifices

 

Category:Education, Outreach

 
By Saulat Pervez
 
Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice inspired the Muslim holiday of Eid-ul-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, and exemplifies the worship of the One God, belief in His prophets and righteous living.
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World Peace Conference in Seoul, South Korea

 

Category:Outreach

 
By Sh. Abdur Rahman Khan
 
Four members from ICNA were invited by The Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL) to attend an international Peace conference in Seoul South Korea September 17-19th 2014. The participants were Chair of ICNA Shariah Council Shaykh Abdur Rahman Khan, Deputy Sec. General Waqas Syed and two youths from Young Muslims, the youth division of ICNA.
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