The number of migrants who died or went missing attempting to cross the Mediterranean fell by more than a quarter in 2018 over the previous year, to 2,262, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.
The number of migrants who arrived in Europe after surviving the sea crossing also dropped by roughly the same proportion last year to 113,482 after 172,301 in 2017, according to the UNHCR’s full-year figures….MORE: FRANCE24
An invitation for the event, which includes dinner and is co-sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Western Massachusetts, has been extended to leaders of area faith communities for their congregations. Iftar is the breaking of the fast at day’s end…
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The Respected Wisam Abdul-Baki, Imam of the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, brought warm greetings of peace from the Muslim community. He spoke about our commonalities, our appreciation of coming together in faith without fear. He spoke of common beliefs in the Muslim and Christian communities—most importantly that we are all connected to God.,,more: https://www.diocesewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Journal-of-2016-Convention.pdf
Coordinating an interfaith event with the Muslim Coalition of CT called Taste of Ramadan, Sister Samia Hussein, an active member of ISWM, with the Muslim Coalition of CT, did a great Job. May Allah reward her with His best, and all…
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WEST SPRINGFIELD — Prayers for the victims of the April 15th Boston Marathon bombings will be offered, and an appeal for donations on their behalf made, during an interfaith program on April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, 377 Amostown Road.
Iman Wissam Abdul-Baki, society president, will make opening remarks and lead the prayer….more: .masslive.