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The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and Interfaith Youth Core have launched a partnership in hopes of building new bridges across religious divides. Screenshot from “Christian Leadership in a Multifaith World” by InterfaithYouthCore on YouTube

Interfaith campus partnerships are building bridges to overcome our divisions

By Shirley Hoogstra, Eboo Patel — April 15, 2021

(RNS) — When we listen to those who believe differently, we grow in our own faith.

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Muslims pray as they practice social distancing during an evening prayer called tarawih, marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Chicago's Muslim Community Center on April 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Ramadan fasting isn’t about hunger. It’s about living mindfully.

By Omar Suleiman — April 13, 2021

(RNS) — As you fast from what is ordinarily permissible, you learn to fast from what is prohibited at all times.

Indonesian Muslims pray while practicing social distancing to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus during an evening prayer called tarawih as they mark the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 12, 2021. During Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/ Achmad Ibrahim)

Muslims open Ramadan with social distanced prayers, vaccines

By Niniek Karmini — April 13, 2021

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — COVID-19 cases are spiking in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, but vaccines are being administered and the government is loosening restrictions.

Ramadan lanterns are displayed for sale. Photo by Rawan Yasser/Unsplash/Creative Commons

For interfaith couples, Ramadan can deepen ties to faith and each other

By Silma Suba — April 12, 2021

(Interfaith America) — Ramadan can be an opportunity for Muslims in interfaith relationships to introduce their partners to the core beliefs and teachings of Islam.

Mosque member Asie Late's granddaughter Emma watches as a Northwell Health registered nurse inoculates her with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site inside the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in the Staten Island borough of New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Islamic leaders battle misconception about vaccines, fasting

By Mariam Fam, David Sharp — April 10, 2021

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Islamic leaders are using social media, virtual town halls and face-to-face discussions to spread the word that it’s acceptable to be vaccinated for the coronavirus during Ramadan.

Martin Luther King III, fourth from left, leads the March for Humanity on April 9, 2018, in Atlanta. The march commemorates the funeral procession of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago. To the right of King is Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy, and Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. To the left is his daughter Yolanda Renee King and Jaclyn Corin, an organizer of March for Our Lives. Behind King is the Rev. Al Sharpton. Three years later, a panel was held including Martin Luther King III discussing voting legislation. (AP Photo/Jonathan Landrum)

Martin Luther King III calls new voting legislation ‘greatest hypocrisy’

By Adelle M. Banks — April 9, 2021

(RNS) — ‘People came out and voted in every mechanism, and they want to stop people from voting,’ said the son of the civil rights leader. ‘That’s unconscionable.’

In partnership with local communities and partner organizations, World Vision raised the awareness of personal hygiene, and the children are using a locally made tippy tap to keep their hands clean. Photo courtesy of World Vision

World Vision faces pandemic’s ‘perfect storm,’ seeks to meet US, global needs

By Adelle M. Banks — April 9, 2021

(RNS) — ‘There’s a real threat that 30 years of progress in our fight against extreme poverty could be reversed,’ World Vision US President Edgar Sandoval Sr. said.

The national civil rights organization Muslim Advocates filed a lawsuit against Facebook, claiming the platform failed to remove anti-Muslim content. Image by Simon from Pixabay/Creative Commons

Civil rights group sues Facebook over anti-Muslim posts

By Alejandra Molina — April 8, 2021

(RNS) — ‘Hateful, anti-Muslim attacks are especially pervasive on Facebook,’ the lawsuit alleges.

A man sits on his mat in the Muslim Community Center last year. Photo courtesy of MCC

In Ramadan’s spirit of hope, New York’s Muslims cautiously open mosques

By Zainab Iqbal — April 7, 2021

(RNS) — Last year, Ramadan fell in the worst of the pandemic. Still haunted by the toll of the pandemic, some mosque leaders are following the guidance of local leaders.

Authorities investigate the scene after a man rammed a car into two officers at the barricade on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nation of Islam says suspect in ‘tragic’ Capitol attack sought to be a member

By Adelle M. Banks — April 6, 2021

(RNS) — The faith group said it is researching Noah Green’s life and ‘we cannot rest until we find out what caused him to take a turn like this.’

A still from the “Six Days in Fallujah” video game. Image courtesy of Victura

Controversial Iraq war battle to be subject of new video game

By Joseph Hammond — April 1, 2021

(RNS) — ‘Six Days in Fallujah’ depicts the Iraq War’s bloodiest battle and is set to be released some 13 years after it was first announced.

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Gallup: Fewer than half of Americans belong to a church or other house of worship

By Bob Smietana — March 29, 2021

(RNS) — While Americans still believe in God, a growing number have dropped out of organized religion.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, file photo, Sarah Obama, center, step-grandmother of then U.S. President Barack Obama, walks back to her house after speaking to the media in the garden of her home in the village of Kogelo, western Kenya. Sarah Obama, the matriarch of Barack Obama's Kenyan family, has died, relatives and officials confirmed Monday, March 29, 2021 but did not disclose the cause of death. She was at least 99 years old. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Barack Obama’s beloved step-grandmother, a Muslim and philanthropist, dies in Kenya at 99

By Fredrick Nzwili — March 29, 2021

(RNS) — The family matriarch and celebrated philanthropist was open to all faiths, religious leaders here have said.

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