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Trump is gone, but Muslim federal workers say reforms are still needed

By Joseph Hammond — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Muslim Americans in Public Service has published a set of 12 recommendations to improve working conditions for Muslims in public service.
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Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

By Kathy Gannon — September 13, 2021
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government's new higher education minister said Sunday.

New York pilgrimage celebrates interfaith solidarity in lead-up to 9/11 anniversary

By Renée Roden — September 10, 2021
NEW YORK (RNS) — To be a New Yorker is an interfaith state of mind, according to many of the speakers at the interfaith prayer walk Thursday night (Sept. 9).

9/11 and Muslims’ mental health

By Dalia Mogahed — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — A new study suggests that US Muslims are twice as likely as other faith groups to have attempted suicide.

‘The story is still unfolding’: 10 Americans on how 9/11 changed their faith lives

By Yonat Shimron, Kathryn Post — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — The Sept. 11 attacks changed many Americans’ faith communities and spiritual lives as much as it did how we see our world and one another.

America and US Muslims have come a long way since 9/11. We have a long way to go.

By Omid Safi — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — Whereas many immigrant U.S. Muslims once sought to assimilate into the larger mosaic of American life, with 9/11, the focus has now shifted into forming a ‘more perfect union’ based on justice for all.

The painting behind Taliban fighters in Kabul presidential palace is worth a thousand words

By Menachem Wecker — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — The scene depicted in the enormous painting represents something of a mixed symbolic bag for the Taliban foot soldiers posed before it.

Religious organizations prepare for ‘potential onslaught’ of evictions

By Kathryn Post — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — ‘We’re very, very nervous,’ said Sarah Abramson of Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston. Millions of Americans say they could face eviction as the federal eviction moratorium ends.

9/11 became a catalyst for interfaith relations and cooperation

By Adelle M. Banks — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — Though anti-Muslim sentiments grew in the wake of 9/11, another legacy of that historic day is the evolution and advancement of interfaith cooperation in the United States.

Racial and religious profiling remains a legacy of 9/11 — one we must end

By Maya Berry, Satjeet Kaur — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — Americans from Muslim, Arab, Sikh, South Asian and other communities were suddenly subject to a torrent of suspicion and hate after 9/11, and that suspicion has been institutionalized by discriminatory government profiling and policies.

‘I never thought it would be a campaign’: Muslim artist’s work builds bridges in Pittsburgh

By Kathryn Post — September 7, 2021
PITTSBURGH (RNS) — Ebtehal Badawi’s painting has been used to promote racial and religious unity across the city.

Two decades after 9/11, Muslim Americans still fighting bias

By Luis Andres Henao, Mariam Fam, Deepti Hajela — September 7, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — As young American Muslims grew up under the shadow of 9/11, they faced hostility and surveillance, mistrust and suspicion, questions about their Muslim faith and doubts over their Americanness.

‘A burden of beauty’: Five religious artisans on finding inspiration in faith

By Renée Roden — September 7, 2021
(RNS) — Forbidden images, illuminated manuscripts and even maps testify to the creativity humans bring to the project of making the transcendent tangible.
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