Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

What a Muslim Could Teach About Jesus

Image result for NYT interfaith…During my time there, I also read the King James Bible and stories about Jesus, learned about Christian morality, debated the Trinity with Jesuit priests and received an A every semester in religious studies class. Twenty years later, I can still recite the “Our Father” prayer from memory.

Growing up, I’d been taught that Jesus was a major…more:  nytimes

Prevent referrals over rightwing extremism rise by over a third

Prevent figures show number of referrals concerning far-right extremism have risen by a third in twelve months. For the first time ever, a similar proportion of people at risk of being drawn into terrorism in the UK have received support for concerns relating to far-right extremism as radical Islam. It comes as official figures showed the number of people referred to the government’s flagship counter-terrorism Prevent programme over concerns about far-right activity has risen by a third in a year…more:  .theweek.co.uk

Saudi Arabia Declares War on America’s Muslim Congresswomen

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar speaking to a group of volunteers in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Oct. 13, 2018. (Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images)Ever since the midterm election, conservative media in the United States have targeted with special zeal Ilhan Omar, an incoming Somali-American Democratic congresswoman and a devout Muslim who wears hijab. In response to Democrats’ push to remove a headwear ban on the House floor to accommodate Omar, conservative commentator and pastor E.W. Jackson complained on a radio show that Muslims were transforming Congress into an “Islamic republic.”…MORE: foreignpolicy.com

From Paradise to ‘hell,’ California fires blaze statewide

Over a dozen active fires continue to wreak destruction across California, from the northern part of the state to Malibu and Oak Park outside Los Angeles. Nearly a quarter million people have been displaced and hundreds are missing. Amidst dry, windy weather, 8,000 firefighters statewide struggle to contain the blazes. Mary MacCarthy of Feature Story News joins Judy Woodruff with the latest…MORE: PBS