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Sporty hijabs encourage Muslim girls to play with confidence | Religion | stltoday.com

June 30, 2017
Muslim student athletes at one U.S. high school no longer have to be slowed down by worries that their headscarves might fall off. Deering High School in Portland, Maine, is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable — and boosting their participation in sports. The lightweight scarves stay put and are less bulky than other hijabs, garments that cover the hair and are worn by many Muslim women to express their faith. Source: ... Read more about Sporty hijabs encourage Muslim girls to play with confidence | Religion | stltoday.com

After a marathon late-night debate, Prince William County mosque plan approved - The Washington Post

June 29, 2017
On one side, impassioned Prince William County residents dressed in green shirts argued that constructing a new house of worship would disrupt their quiet community, choke the roads with traffic and go against the zoning regulations meant to protect the rural enclave. On the other side, their Muslim neighbors said that all they wanted was a place to pray in their own community — and that opposition to their plans to construct a mosque might arise out of not just technical arguments about land use but also bias against Islam. After hours of heated testimony on Tuesday night, which included... Read more about After a marathon late-night debate, Prince William County mosque plan approved - The Washington Post

To Understand How Religion Shapes America, Look To Its Early Days : NPR

June 29, 2017
Religion has played an outsized role in U.S. history and politics, but it's one that has often gone unrecognized in U.S. museums. "As a focused subject area, it's been neglected," says Peter Manseau, a scholar and writer installed last year as the first full-time religion curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. America's exceptional commitment to religious freedom stems from the diversity of its faith traditions. The rebellious attitudes prevalent in frontier settlements fostered the growth of evangelical... Read more about To Understand How Religion Shapes America, Look To Its Early Days : NPR

On Eid 2017, a peek into the lives of Puerto Rican Muslims | Religion News Service

June 28, 2017
(The Conversation) For Juan, Ramadan is a balancing act. On the one hand is his religious faith and practice. On the other is his land, his culture, his home – Puerto Rico. Although he weaves these two elements of his identity together in many ways, during Ramadan the borderline between them becomes palpable. For the 3,500 to 5,000 Puerto Rican Muslims like Juan, the holy month of fasting brings to the surface the tensions they feel in their daily life as minorities – Muslims among their Puerto Rican family and Puerto Ricans in the Muslim community. So, who are the Puerto Rican Muslims and... Read more about On Eid 2017, a peek into the lives of Puerto Rican Muslims | Religion News Service
2017 Jul 25

Muslim Teach-In: Out of Many, One

(All day)

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55 Lincoln St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
Temple Isaiah will host "Out of Many, One": Teach-In and Solidarity with the Boston Muslim Community. Join together with our Muslim neighbors from the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and other Greater Boston Interfaith Organization leaders for an evening of learning, relationship-building, and solidarity. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Muslim faith and to hear stories from individuals of their experiences being Muslim in Boston. We’ll also learn about specific threats facing the Muslim community in these...
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‘Dalya’s Other Country’ portrays Muslim American mother and daughter | Religion News Service

June 28, 2017
For Rudayna Aksh, the decision to bring her 13-year-old daughter, Dalya Zeno, from Aleppo to Los Angeles was made for her. “We were sleeping one night,” Aksh remembers. “We heard, like, a big bomb around our house.” The Syrian war had begun and young girls were being kidnapped. “The war didn’t leave any choice for me,” she continues. “I had to come here with my daughter.” Those are the first words of “Dalya’s Other Country,” a new film by Julia Meltzer that premieres Monday night (June 26) on the PBS... Read more about ‘Dalya’s Other Country’ portrays Muslim American mother and daughter | Religion News Service
2017 Jul 01

Eid Festival

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3 The Green, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Come join the Tufts Muslim Community as we celebrate the holiday of Eid Al-Fitr that marks the end of the 30-day Ramadan fast. The event is family-friendly and includes food, open-air activities, and arts, including frisbee, Islamic songs, calligraphy, henna designs, and more. All are welcome. For details, please contact Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim at Celene.Ibrahim@tufts.edu. Read more about Eid Festival
2017 Jul 20

Self Defense Class for Muslim Women

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100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
In the difficult times we face as Muslim women and minorities in the United States, it is very important we obtain the necessary skills to protect ourselves from violent situations. Come join us for a WISE self defense class with some of your favorite lead instructors. This is a class you do not want to miss, here is where you will learn how to deescalate violent situations against WISE Muslim women across the greater Boston area. This event is hosted by WISE, the Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality.

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2017 Jun 13

A Conversation about Jewish/Muslim Solidarity and Civil Liberties

(All day)

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1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
A Conversation about Jewish/Muslim Solidarity and Civil Liberties with Shannon Al-Wakeel, Executive Director, Muslim Justice League Please join the Jewish-Muslim Relations Committee for a conversation with preeminent attorney, activist, and organizer, Shannon Al-Wakeel about building Jewish-Muslim solidarity in the... Read more about A Conversation about Jewish/Muslim Solidarity and Civil Liberties

Interfaith coalition launches ‘Know Your Neighbor’ campaign

June 23, 2017
At a time of growing assaults and intimidation of Muslim Americans, the Islamic Networks Group has partnered with 70 interfaith organizations to launch a “Know Your Neighbor” campaign. The effort is intended to encourage individuals and groups to encounter people of faith different from their own.   Source: Interfaith coalition launches ‘Know Your... Read more about Interfaith coalition launches ‘Know Your Neighbor’ campaign
2017 Jun 22

What Do Muslims Believe?

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27 Richmond St, Dorchester, MA 02124, USA
Hayat Imam is a Muslim feminist, member of Dorchester People for Peace, and a long time activist for social justice. Hosted by Dorchester People for Peace at the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library.
2017 Jun 20

Standing Against Violence: Boston Vigil #JusticeforNabra

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Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116, USA
The Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment is holding a vigil in Copley Square on Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30pm to mourn and pray for Nabra, a 17-year old woman from Sterling, VA who was killed after going missing while walking to a mosque with her friends. According to the event page, "While the incident has yet to be labeled a hate crime, right now in America, Black Muslim women, especially those from marginalized communities are continuously targeted and attacked with malicious intent. Hate crime against Muslim... Read more about Standing Against Violence: Boston Vigil #JusticeforNabra
2017 Feb 16

Unity Vigil

(All day)

Location: 

415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Join us as we, Muslim and Jewish women, hold a Unity Vigil to affirm shared humanity and solidarity, a call for Prayer and Meditations of Courage to resist unjust policies. This event will take place on Brandeis Campus at the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) Atrium. This is national event that will be taking place simultaneously with 100 other cities. Sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Boston Chapter and Maryam Sharrieff of Brandeis Muslim Chaplaincy.

Sporty hijabs help Muslim girls keep up pace in athletics

June 15, 2017
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Muslim student athletes at one U.S. high school no longer have to be slowed down by worries that their headscarves might fall off. Deering High School in Portland, Maine, is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable — and boosting their participation in sports. The lightweight scarves stay put and are less bulky than other hijabs, garments that cover the hair and are worn by many Muslim women to express their faith. Source: Sporty hijabs help Muslim girls keep up pace in... Read more about Sporty hijabs help Muslim girls keep up pace in athletics

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