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Mariam Fam

Mariam Fam is an author at Religion News Service.

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Trump-supporting Christian leaders and their Sunday messages

January 11, 2021

(RNS) — While some preachers were defiant, one pastor said, ‘We must repent for making the person who occupies the White House more important than the one who occupies our hearts.’

Islamic holiday Eid comes as families grieve virus victims

July 29, 2020

(AP) — Marwa Conelly was looking forward to the upcoming Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday this year — then she lost her father to the coronavirus, and less than 24 hours later her mother.

Muslims join to demand police reforms, back black-led groups

June 16, 2020

(AP) — Dozens of American Muslim organizations have called for reforms including prohibiting racial profiling and maneuvers that restrict the flow of blood or oxygen to the brain.

Aging Shiite cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?

February 21, 2020

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — When Iraq’s top Shiite cleric underwent surgery for a fractured bone last month, it sent shivers around the country and beyond. “May God heal Iraq,” read a photo of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani that circulated online. Frantic supporters shared prayers. Anti-government protesters hung photos of the black-turbaned cleric with a long […]

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