Tag: Religious

Religious Voices Respond to State of the Union

“The president made a powerful call tonight for a new politics, one that rejects bigotry, hatred and division. He demonstrated that commitment to a politics of inclusion tonight by rejecting anti-Muslim bigotry and standing for religious freedom. It is incumbent…

Religious Leaders Stand Up For Peace Amid Anti-Muslim Attacks

In Washington, D.C., on Sunday, the Washington National Cathedral played host to an interfaith pilgrimage of Christians, Jews and Muslims who walked with each other from congregation to congregation, calling for the faithful choose “unity over extremism.”

For over 90 minutes, a small yet influential group of religious leaders marched with dozens of community members from the Washington Hebrew Congregation to the cathedral before ending at the Islamic Center of Washington…MORE:  www.huffingtonpost.com

Islam Condemns Religious Extremism

The spate of violent crimes being committed by mentally deranged, religious hypocrites is very concerning, and could not have been ordered by God the Almighty. Thus crime and terrorism such as San Bernadino, Paris massacre, Charlie Hebdo shooting and other…

Jury Awards $240,000 to Muslim Truck Drivers In EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Jury Awards $240,000 to Muslim Truck Drivers In EEOC Religious Discrimination SuitA federal jury in Peoria, Ill., has awarded $240,000 to two Somalian-American Muslims who were fired from their jobs as truck drivers at Star Transport, an over-the-road trucking company, when they refused to transport alcohol because it violated their religious beliefs, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which brought the case. The trial started on Oct. 19, and the jury returned its verdict the next day after 45 minutes of deliberation….more:  eeoc.gov/

Muslim scholars reflect on faith during Ramadan, push for religious reform

Muslims perform prayer on the Laylat al-Qadr (In Islamic belief the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed) at Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan on July 14, 2015. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)Muslims perform prayer on the Laylat al-Qadr (In Islamic belief the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed) at Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan on July 14, 2015. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are called on to reflect on their faith as they conduct their daily fast. This past month, some clerics and scholars reflected on ways to reform the religious discourse in Islam to keep up with modern-day challenges and oppose extremism…MORE: /globalnews.ca/

Masked Men Attack Mosque in West Springfield, MA

Masked men attacked a mosque in Massachusetts. Wednesday that left several windows broken, an official and a community leader said.ue in Massachusetts Wednesday that left several windows broken, an official and a community leader said.

The attack on the Ahiska Turkish American Cultural Center and Mosque in the city of West Springfield took place at 8.15 p.m. local time (0015GMT) when five unidentified masked men began hurling stones, Yasar Colak, religious affairs counselor at Turkey’s Embassy in Washington, said….See More  Masked men attack Turkish mosque in US