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Joseph Hammond

Joseph Hammond is an author at Religion News Service.

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White House announces new religious affairs leaders, first Muslim religious freedom ambassador

By Jack Jenkins, Kathryn Post, and Joseph Hammond — July 30, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Biden will nominate Rashad Hussain, who served in other roles under the Obama administration, as his U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

‘Daughters of Kobani’ tells story of all-women Kurdish combat units who fought IS

By Joseph Hammond — February 16, 2021
(RNS) — 'This was a movement with religious freedom and multiethnic governance with women at the center,' said the book's author, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

Three Muslim actors make Golden Globe history

By Joseph Hammond — February 4, 2021
(RNS) — For the first time in history, three Muslim actors have received Golden Globes award nominations in the same year.

‘Uber for imams’ app offers Muslims virtual khutbahs — and community

By Joseph Hammond — February 2, 2021
(RNS) — A virtual hub called ImamConnect aspires to provide everything from Muslim circumcisions to headstone engravings on a platform designed to be an ‘Uber for imams.’
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