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03 13 19
 

Solitary Confinement Ban: VR tour helps religious groups

Religion News Service (RNS) — At a one-day conference on torture later this week, the Rev. Ron Stief, a United Church of Christ minister, will display his latest educational tool to dramatize what it’s like to live in solitary confinement.
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03 11 19
 

Muslim call center gets hate calls after Dallas billboard

By FOX4News.com Staff
 
Mar 07 2019, DALLAS – A Muslim call center has received about 200 hate calls in a week after a billboard was put up in Dallas to help clear negative stereotypes about hijabs and Muslim women.
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03 8 19
 

Billboard campaign in Dallas on Hijab misconceptions

By STELLA M. CHÃVEZ, Texas Public Radio
 
Ruman Sadiq says the current political climate has led to misperceptions of Muslim women. That’s why she hopes a new six-week billboard campaign will encourage people to call and ask questions about the hijab, or head scarf.
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02 13 19
 

‘An amazing, amazing example’: Morton Grove, IL

Morton Grove honors family that wrote note offering help during bitter cold
By Daniel I. Dorfman, Feb 19, 2019
 
A Morton Grove family who offered assistance and hospitality to their neighbors during the depths of the late January polar vortex received recognition for their efforts at the Feb. 11 village board meeting.
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02 12 19
 

Family honored for kindness during historic Chicago cold

February 11, 2019, by Patrick Elwood
 
MORTON GROVE, Ill. — A suburban family was honored Monday evening for their acts of kindness during the recent polar vortex in Chicago.
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02 12 19
 

Family honored for helping neighbors during storm

The Ahmeds said they want to shake misconceptions about Muslims.
Feb 11, 2019, Chicago, IL – If ever there were a good story to warm you up on a cold wintry night, Sabeel Ahmed and his family are living it.
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02 8 19
 

Chicago family in frozen neighborhood leaves notes offering help and friendship

By Benjamin Naughton, CNN, February 7, 2019
 
(CNN)Neighbors found unexpected warmth when they opened their front doors this week to the minus-14-degree wind chill in Morton Grove near Chicago. Handwritten notes left behind read: “My family and I are available if you need assistance in picking up groceries, medicine or removal of snow.”
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01 24 19
 

Muslims to give food, supplies to unpaid fed employees

Food and necessities now available for TSA agents and other workers impacted by the federal government shutdown at Logan International Airport.
 
By Nate Homan, Metro News
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09 12 18
 

Hurricane Florence evacuees begin pouring into Georgia

By Rosalind Bentley and Shelia Poole – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
Evacuees from North and South Carolina began arriving in Georgia on Tuesday, where they are planning to wait out the expected wrath of Hurricane Florence as it makes its way across both states and portions of Virginia.
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09 7 18
 

Indian Muslim Americans Alert on Anti-Muslim Conf.

Chicago (Sept. 6, 2018) – North American Indian Muslim Association (NAIMA) today urged all to contact the following speakers at the anti-Muslim and anti-Christian conference by right wing extremist Hindu organizations.
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07 18 18
 

Muslim charity kickstarts Back2school Giveaway

Queens, NY, July 18, 2018 – ICNA Relief, one of America’s largest Muslim charities, is launching its annual Back2School drive to raise and distribute thousands of free book bags and supplies, across a record 35 states and Puerto Rico, in more than 70 cities, over 30 days.
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06 29 18
 

US Muslim group chides SC decision on travel ban

by Associated Press of Pakistan, June 28, 2018
 
WASHINGTON – A US-based Muslim group on Wednesday criticized the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold a travel ban on Muslims to enter the US by President Trump, saying it was launching a new campaign to garner support for a proposed resolution which recognizes American Muslims’ contribution to the nation.
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05 29 18
 

ICNA Ramadan Boxes Help Needy, Refugees

NEW ORLEANS – A leading Islamic relief group has launched a campaign this Ramadan to ensure that refugees and needy people have enough groceries to keep and break their fasts during the holy month.
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05 29 18
 

Local mosques help families in need during Ramadan

Volunteers aid in disaster relief, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and providing free health clinics to anyone in need.
By Lauren Bale, May 28, 2018, New Orleans CBS
 
One box at a time and one food item at a time, local mosques are making sure their members won’t go hungry when they break their fasting for Ramadan.
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05 29 18
 

ICNA President welcomes Mayor’s Houston iftar guests

(HOUSTON, TX, May 27, 2018) ICNA President Javaid Siddiqi was the Honorary Chair who welcomed the guests at the annual Houston Iftar Ramadan dinner at Bayou City Event Center last Sunday.
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04 12 18
 

Mosque open houses combat negative Muslim stereotypes

By By Bill Murphy, April 12, 2018
 
When the Bear Creek Islamic Center recently held an open house, more than 100 Christians and residents living near the mosque were able to pose questions about whether Islam considers Jesus a God, fosters terrorism and views women as a lesser gender.
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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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