U.S. News and World Report awarded Massachusetts its top honor, citing the Commonwealth’s continuing academic achievement, innovative health care system, and strong economy in its ‘Best States’ ranking. The report evaluates each of the fifty states across seven categories: health…
U.S. News and World Report awarded Massachusetts its top honor, citing the Commonwealth’s continuing academic achievement, innovative health care system, and strong economy in its ‘Best States’ ranking. The report evaluates each of the fifty states across seven categories: health care, education, opportunity, economy, infrastructure, crime and corrections, and government. Massachusetts ranked No. 1 in education and No. 2 in healthcare, and placed within the top ten for economy and crime and corrections…more: boston.com
…The National Milk Producers Federation agreed to pay $52 million in September to settle the antitrust class-action lawsuit, which accused the large-scale farms in the U.S. of killing half a million cows to limit the production of milk and increase prices. The defendants deny any wrongdoing or liability for the claims alleged. Individuals who purchased milk for personal consumption could receive up to $70…more: .masslive
As Boston-area religious and cultural leaders, we are committed to building a community that embraces people of different beliefs and practices, including our Muslim neighbors and friends. This work is particularly important in the present political climate, in which some…
There are almost 1,900 mosques in the United States today, according to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Beginning in 1982, the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts in West Springfield was the first place of worship in western New England built specifically as a mosque. Its construction was financed solely by members and supportive Muslims in the surrounding area…MORE: iipdigital.usembassy.gov
The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs administers the program enacted by the legislature in 2008, that now includes 155 cities and towns…more: .masslive
Before an overflow crowd at the Islamic Center of Western Massachusetts, speakers from different faiths and from law enforcement on Thursday night spoke in support of followers of the Islamic faith and against those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam.
More than 250 people packed the hall. Organizers continued to add seats throughout the program as more people entered the back of the hall.
The interfaith meeting was intended to bring people of different faiths together in the spirit of unity, and to push back against the wave of what was called “anti-Islamic rhetoric” in the media and even on the presidential stump by those who equate the religion with acts of Islamic extremists committing acts of terror….more: .masslive.
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