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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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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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