Islam, Muslim, Religion

Muslims Mark The End Of Ramadan

After a month of fasting, prayer and alms-giving, Muslims around the world from Moscow to Jakarta to Dearborn, Michigan, will welcome the end of Ramadan this week with Eid al-Fitr celebrations. Here’s a look at the celebrations and everything you need to know about one of the most important days for practicing Muslims. What is… Read More Muslims Mark The End Of Ramadan

Faith, Islam, Muslim, Women

Magazine about Muslim Women Aims to Highlight Diversity

  A woman is excluded from her father’s funeral. A feminist removes her headscarf for a day. A Uganda-born singer and social worker from Norway questions her identity. An internationally-renowned Egyptian author makes a strong case for harnessing creativity in the face of patriachy. These are just some of the articles that launched a new… Read More Magazine about Muslim Women Aims to Highlight Diversity

Christianity, Current events, ISIL, Islam, Middle East, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, War

Pope raises concerns for Christians in talks with Iraqi PM Abadi

Pope Francis hosted Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday and raised concerns about the desperate plight of Christians and other minorities in the war-torn country. Iraq’s ancient Christian community has been decimated since the militant Islamists of ISIL swept through a third of the nation in 2014 in their drive to build a caliphate.… Read More Pope raises concerns for Christians in talks with Iraqi PM Abadi

Culture, Current events, Islam, Religion

U.S. Muslim Population to Double By 2050

There were 3.3 million Muslims of all ages living in the United States in 2015, or about 1 percent of the total U.S. population, the Pew Research Center reports. The figure is an update to Pew’s 2011 estimate of 2.75 million Muslims living in the United States. By 2050, Pew expects the share of Muslims… Read More U.S. Muslim Population to Double By 2050

Christianity, Culture, Current events, Islam, Middle East

Christian Communities Are Dwindling In Middle East

Christian populations across much of the conflict-stricken Middle East have rapidly declined in recent decades, and now many church leaders fear their ancient presence in the region could soon disappear, the Economist reported Friday. While Muslims make up the vast majority of victims in the Middle East’s wars, minorities have been disproportionately impacted as Christians… Read More Christian Communities Are Dwindling In Middle East

Culture, Current events, Islam, Race Relations, Race, Ethnicity, Religion

Surge In Hate Crimes Against U.S. Muslims

INCREASE NOTED FOLLOWING ATTACKS IN PARIS, SAN BERNARDINO In Queens, New York, a Muslim store owner reported an attack from a man who screamed that he would “kill Muslims.” In Macon, Georgia, vandals defaced the local Islamic center with words like “terrorist” as well as obscenities. In Castro Valley, California, a woman accosted a group… Read More Surge In Hate Crimes Against U.S. Muslims

Christianity, Church, Culture, Current events, Islam, Muslim, Religion, Religious Education

Fear Of Religious Education Underscores The Need For It

Fear Of Religious Education Underscores The Need For It During the first week of his world religions class at Texas State University, religious studies Professor Joseph Laycock shows his students a slide of how McDonald’s, which serves customers in 119 countries, offers different menu items in different parts of the world. In Israel, the Golden… Read More Fear Of Religious Education Underscores The Need For It