Interfaith campus partnerships are building bridges to overcome our divisions
(RNS) — When we listen to those who believe differently, we grow in our own faith.
During Ramadan, Black history museum features prayer rugs, other Muslim artifacts
At online symposium, Pope Francis says religions can eradicate sexual abuse together
Ramadan fasting isn’t about hunger. It’s about living mindfully.
(RNS) — As you fast from what is ordinarily permissible, you learn to fast from what is prohibited at all times.
Muslims open Ramadan with social distanced prayers, vaccines
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.
For interfaith couples, Ramadan can deepen ties to faith and each other
(Interfaith America) — Ramadan can be an opportunity for Muslims in interfaith relationships to introduce their partners to the core beliefs and teachings of Islam.
Islamic leaders battle misconception about vaccines, fasting
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 calls new voting legislation ‘greatest hypocrisy’
(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.’
World Vision faces pandemic’s ‘perfect storm,’ seeks to meet US, global needs
(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.
Civil rights group sues Facebook over anti-Muslim posts
(RNS) — ‘Hateful, anti-Muslim attacks are especially pervasive on Facebook,’ the lawsuit alleges.
In Ramadan’s spirit of hope, New York’s Muslims cautiously open mosques
(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.
Nation of Islam says suspect in ‘tragic’ Capitol attack sought to be a member
(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.’
Controversial Iraq war battle to be subject of new video game
(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.
Gallup: Fewer than half of Americans belong to a church or other house of worship
(RNS) — While Americans still believe in God, a growing number have dropped out of organized religion.
Barack Obama’s beloved step-grandmother, a Muslim and philanthropist, dies in Kenya at 99
(RNS) — The family matriarch and celebrated philanthropist was open to all faiths, religious leaders here have said.