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In Minneapolis, a Somali-owned mental health clinic seeks to heal its community

By Aysha Khan — June 17, 2020
(RNS) — Healing Path Wellness Services in South Minneapolis burned down during protests. But the Somali community the mental health clinic serves needs it more than ever.

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

By Mariam Fam — 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.

Weekend Plug-in: June 12, 2020

By Bobby Ross Jr. — June 12, 2020
(RNS) — Guns at church, the rituals of dying and other top headlines from this week in religion news.

Floyd’s death spurs debate on how immigrants should run stores in black neighborhoods

By Aysha Khan — June 10, 2020
(RNS) — Muslim communities are debating the ethical duties of immigrants who own businesses in black neighborhoods, from using caution in calling police to creating healthier food ecosystems.

Court orders dismissal of Trump Muslim travel ban challenges

By Denise Lavoie — June 9, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday tossed out three lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries, a victory for the Trump administration in its yearslong defense of the ban.

In Los Angeles, Black Lives Matter activists and clergy denounce police brutality during George Floyd memorial service

By Alejandra Molina — June 8, 2020
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Melina Abdullah, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles, called on people of faith to challenge the system perpetuating police brutality.

What Ministers, Rabbis and Imams Preached This Weekend About the George Floyd Protests

By Emily McFarlan Miller — June 8, 2020
(RNS) — This weekend, people of faith joined protests against racial injustice and police brutality across the country. Many also heard about those topics in the worship services they attended.

My surprising journey to hijab fashion

By Erin Smith — June 8, 2020
(RNS) — At no point did I ever expect that a simple curiosity about other languages and faiths would somehow lead to me becoming the designated hijab stylist on photoshoot sets, writing blog posts about modest dressing or spending my days thinking about innovations for products for women who wear hijab.

Weekend Plug-in: June 5, 2020

By Bobby Ross Jr. — June 6, 2020
(RNS) — Analysis, insights and top headlines from the world of faith this week.

Mosques across America dedicate Friday sermons to confronting racism, police brutality

By Aysha Khan — June 5, 2020
(RNS) — George Floyd’s killing was the final straw for thousands of Americans pushing for racial justice. It may also be a tipping point for non-black Muslim communities.

Thousands of police officers are taking a knee. Will it make a difference?

By Yonat Shimron — June 4, 2020
(RNS) — The gesture is intended to show contrition and solidarity with protesters. But some question its effectiveness and say it won’t lead to lasting change.

George Floyd and the Patels: A story in generations

By Eboo Patel — June 3, 2020
(RNS) — If you talked to my kids about Morning in America, they would just laugh at you.

‘The church will not be silent’: Clergy lead thousands in peaceful protest on Chicago’s South Side

By Emily McFarlan Miller — June 3, 2020
CHICAGO (RNS) — People of faith are taking a more active role in the protests sparked by George Floyd’s death that have spread from Minneapolis to all 50 states and around the world.

Black activists to learn from on Blackout Tuesday

By Kathryn Post — June 2, 2020
(RNS) — As artists and celebrities black out their social media profiles in honor of George Floyd, take the opportunity to learn from these black racial justice advocates. 

Indianapolis Muslims call for hate crime investigation into mosque shooting on Eid

By Aysha Khan — May 28, 2020
(RNS) — While there were no casualties in the shooting at Masjid-E-Noor, one bullet entered the mosque window and nearly struck the few worshippers within.
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