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An immigrant Muslim finds his model of empowerment in Black American Islam

By Joshua Stanton — May 10, 2022

(RNS) — One in a new series of interviews with contemporary faith-based leaders reinventing American faith.

Floyd’s death spurs debate on how immigrants should run stores in black neighborhoods

By Aysha Khan — June 10, 2020

(RNS) — Muslim communities are debating the ethical duties of immigrants who own businesses in black neighborhoods, from using caution in calling police to creating healthier food ecosystems.

Film follows ‘honest struggle’ of formerly incarcerated Muslims reentering society

By Aysha Khan — November 27, 2019

(RNS) — The documentary follows Sadiq Davis’ journey to build a new life as a faithful Muslim in the South Side of Chicago after 24 years behind bars.

Margari Aziza Hill: A time of interfaith mass movement

By Religion News Service — December 19, 2017

(RNS) We asked Margari Aziza Hill, MuslimARC co-founder, to consider what 2018 will mean for religion.

Obama names last adviser to his final faith-based council

By Adelle M. Banks — September 19, 2016

(RNS) The last appointee to the 24-member council leads a Muslim community organization in Chicago.

Obama pleads for tolerance in first visit to US mosque

By Lauren Markoe — February 3, 2016

(RNS) Obama said he wanted to tell Muslim-Americans words they don’t hear very often: “Thank you for serving your community.”

50th Annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Convention

By Religion News LLC — July 30, 2013

ISNA PRESS RELEASE 50th Annual ISNA Convention – August 30 – September 2, 2013 Washington DC PLAINFIELD, INDIANA  The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is marking the 50th year of its founding with a Convention being held on Labor Day weekend in the nation’s capital at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  ISNA Conventions […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – July 5

By Religion News LLC — July 3, 2013

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit for additional information.   Show # 1644 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on July 5. Chicago Muslim Community Building – In a troubled neighborhood on the South side of Chicago, Rami Nashashibi, a University of Chicago Ph.D., started the […]

Chicago is ground zero in U.S. Muslim renaissance

By Monique Parsons — February 5, 2013

CHICAGO (RNS) At the corner of West 63rd Street and South Fairfield, there are all the predictable signs of decline: vacant businesses, empty lots, spikes in violence. But this nondescript intersection is also the site of a renaissance in American Islam, where new Muslim institutions are emerging at an unprecedented rate.

10 Minutes With … Geneive Abdo

By Shona Crabtree — December 14, 2006

c. 2006 Religion News Service SAN FRANCISCO _ Geneive Abdo traveled the United States interviewing American Muslims for her latest book “Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in American After 9/11.” Abdo took time out from her book tour to talk about the growing religiosity among American Muslims and their increasing alienation from the mainstream. […]

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