Islam

Los Angeles Hospital Trains Chaplains from Diverse Religions

March 3, 2002

Source: Los Angeles Times

On March 3, 2002, the Los Angeles Times featured an article on UCLA Medical Center's Spiritual Care Unit. The unit is "the hospital's chaplaincy training program... The full-time staff [at the hospital] includes a priest, a minister and a rabbi, with Muslims and Buddhists on call. Fifteen years ago, when the program was new, the full-time staff consisted of one Baptist minister... These days, religious diversity is redefining hospital chaplaincy work. While the patient directory at UCLA is usually about 65% Christian, the number...

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American Muslims Celebrate Eid ul-Adha Nationwide

March 2, 2002

Source: Los Angeles Times

On March 2, 2002, the Los Angeles Times reported that "the Council on American-Islamic Relations has started a campaign to register more than 100,000 Muslim voters before the November elections... The effort began on Eid al-Adha, the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, which comes at the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Voter registration drives were planned for California, Washington, D.C., Michigan, Missouri and Ohio... Since Sept. 11, the council has encouraged Muslims to express their opinions to policymakers."

Shiite Muslim Holiday Celebrated in Houston

March 2, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On March 2, 2002, The Houston Chronicle featured an article on the Ghadir Khumm holiday, "a centuries-old and contested event of Islamic history... [celebrated] by Shiite Muslims at the Islamic Education Center [in Houston]... Shiite Muslims... account for at least 15 percent of the world's roughly 1.2 billion Muslims... 'Ghadir Khumm is uniquely a Shiite holiday,' said David Cook, assistant professor of religious studies at Rice University and a specialist in early Islam... The story behind Ghadir Khumm concerns Muhammad's...

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Atlanta Assembly Addresses Interfaith Dialogue and Public Policy

March 2, 2002

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On March 2, 2002, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "about 60 Atlanta community leaders from across the religious spectrum met... to get to know each other's faiths... The assembly was an outgrowth of a group started by President Eisenhower in the 1950s. The national American Assembly... meets biannually to debate and form consensus around U.S. policy... The regional assembly is new. Its first topic was planned long before Sept. 11 --- back when leaders decided to tackle the increasing...

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Citizens Act Locally to Support Muslim Neighbors

March 1, 2002

Source: Spirituality and Health

The Spring 2002 edition of Spirituality and Health featured a story on the "huge outpouring of support" from the community after a window at the Islamic Center of Toledo was shot on September 11 in an act of vandalism. Cherrefe Kadri, president of the large mosque, said "YES-FM, a Christian radio station in the Toledo area, had contacted me, wanting to do something... They called out on the airwaves for people to come together at our center to hold hands, to ring our mosque, to circle our mosque, holding hands, to pray for...

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Islamic Group Of NY

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 7 March 2003.

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 305, Bellerose, NY 11426

Masjid Bayt-Allahi Al Bahri

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 April 2006.

Phone: 718-318-8488

Islamic Dawah Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 February 2002.

Phone: 518-463-6275

American Muslim Day Schools are Growing

February 25, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On February 25, 2002, The Washington Post featured an article on the newly formed PTA at the Washington Islamic Academy. "Those who gathered for a meeting of the newly formed Parent Teacher Association at the Muslim school in Springfield [VA] have different opinions and needs, but they have come together to talk about their children's educations... As Muslim schools grow in the United States, they will face pressures and interest about what they teach not only from the outside world, but also from parents, who are...

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American Muslim Day Schools are Growing

February 25, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On February 25, 2002, The Washington Post reported that "tensions within the walls of Muslim day schools are in many ways emblematic of the U.S. Muslim community's political concerns, fears, biases and hopes, all brought into sharp focus since the events of Sept. 11... The fall attacks could serve as the catalyst in determining whether these schools and their students focus on the culture and politics of faraway Muslim lands or find within Islamic tradition those ideals consistent with U.S. democracy and religious liberty...

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