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Faith Inspires: Muslim Student Association At UNC Asheville
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When Amarra Ghani transferred to UNC-Asheville, there wasn’t exactly a vibrant Muslim community waiting with open arms. In fact, the Muslim student population was next to nonexistent. So in the fall of 2010 she decided to start a chapter. The first person to help her? Another new transfer, Maayan Schechter, who happens to be Jewish.




Imam, priest, rabbi work together to educate in Q-C
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Being in a place such as the Quad-Cities, where most residents tend to be tolerant and some are interested in the world’s major religions, makes it possible to host joint classes on Islam, Judaism and Christianity in a special three-week series, a local religious leader said.




Jaweed Kaleem: Omaha Tri-Faith Initiative Has Unique Approach To Interfaith Relations
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In cities across the nation, increasingly diverse after waves of immigration and demographic changes, it’s not uncommon to find Christian, Jewish and Islamic houses of worship located just blocks away from one another.




Yom Kippur Helps Muslim Woman Rediscover Her Jewish Roots
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The revelation came while Yosif, who lives in North Brunswick, N.J., was mourning her grandfather’s death. A cousin who had inherited his belongings came upon old identification papers for their grandmother, who had died many years before.




Statement Of Muslim American Imams And Community Leaders On Holocaust Denial
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On August 7-11, 2010, we the undersigned Muslim American faith and community leaders visited Dachau and Auschwitz concentration camps where we witnessed firsthand the historical injustice of the Holocaust.




Eboo Patel: MLK Was an Interfaith Visionary, Too
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History proved DuBois correct. His century saw the struggles against, and ultimately the victory over, systems that separated and subjugated people based on race — from colonialism in India to Jim Crow in the U.S. to apartheid in South Africa.




UK converts to Islam up by 40,000 in a decade, report says
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Unprecedented numbers of Britons have converted to Islam over the past decade, according to a study. Ten years ago, it was estimated that more than 60,000 Britons were converts. The report published yesterday puts the current figure at about 100,000, with an estimated 5,200 converts turning to Islam each year.




Frank Fredericks: Finding Interfaith Potential in Environmentalism
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Many saw President Obama’s speech in Indonesialast month as a second attempt to improve America’s relationship with Muslim communities around the world, after his first attempt in Cairo in June 2009.




Eboo Patel: Islam in America: Choosing Pluralism Over Prejudice
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About the best thing that’s said about Muslims these days is they can’t all be bad. Maybe so, others insist, but they all have that potential. This is the logic of prejudice, which holds up the worst elements of a community and fears that the rest will follow.




As a white American convert, let me tell you about Islam
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We’re all bombarded on a daily basis with the latest in sports, political and world news, and we often take the initiative to look further into stories and topics that interest us. So why is it that one of the most significant topics of the past decade continues to also be one of the most misunderstood?