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Could this rabbi be a first in Congress? - The Washington Post

November 3, 2017
Since the founding of the republic, there have been dozens of Protestant ministers in Congress, and a handful serve right now. Two Catholic priests, too, have served in the House of Representatives. But despite the large number of Jews elected to Congress, not once has a rabbi been elected. In fact, only two have ever run, and neither had much of a chance: In 2012, pop-advice author, television rabbi and Michael Jackson confidant Shmuley Boteach lost badly in his New Jersey district, and in 2008 Dennis Shulman — who got a great deal of attention for being blind and thus a rare disabled... Read more about Could this rabbi be a first in Congress? - The Washington Post

Denver Catholics answer America's affordable housing crisis

October 30, 2017
 
As America watches its supply of housing considered "affordable" for low-income families shrink by an estimated 60 percent since 2010, the Archdiocese of Denver is doing something about it by opening a new "Guadalupe Apartments" complex of affordable studio, one- and two-bedroom units, while continuing to run a 60-bed "Guadalupe Shelter" for the homeless on the same site.
2016 Nov 21

Massachusetts Speaks out Against Hate

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24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133, USA
Featuring Attorney General Maura Healey, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim In the wake of an alarming number of hate and bias fueled incidents across the country and in Massachusetts, we are convening the community on the Massachusetts State House steps to speak out against hate. The event will feature local and state leaders who are willing to send a message that irrespective of politics or who you supported in the election this kind of behavior is simply...
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2017 Apr 05

Emergency Rally: To Protect Immigrant Rights

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2 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Join us in the Common by the steps of the State House! The current Administration has decided to level empty threats at "Sanctuary Cities" and attempt to bully cities into abandoning their policies to protect ALL their residents. We need to show both our legislature and the Administration that we will not be cowed. Join us next Wednesday to hear stories from the community about how they are resisting and stand together as we ask our legislators to protect the rights...
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2017 Apr 23

Combating Islamophobia: A Youth-Led Teach In

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Paige Hall, 12 Upper Campus Rd, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Join Boston Mobilization for a Muslim youth-led teach in on combating Islamophobia! Together we will unpack Islamophobia, break down policy, and share action steps. All are welcome. Registration is required. RSVP your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/combating-islamophobia-a-youth-led-teach-in-tickets-... Read more about Combating Islamophobia: A Youth-Led Teach In

Prayer Service for Muhammad Ali Draws Thousands to Hometown Arena - The New York Times

June 10, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali was well known as a world champion boxer, but Hussein Hamdani remembers him more for what he did out of the ring, especially his devotion to Islam.And that was why Hamdani, his brother, Sallah, and their friend Kamran Bhatti traveled from Toronto to pay their respects to Ali, who died last week after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, and who was honored here on Thursday at a Muslim funeral ceremony.

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When Muhammad Ali Met Billy Graham (Op-Ed) | Religion Dispatches

June 8, 2016
During the Republican primary, Donald Trump was criticized for failing to challenge a supporter who stood up and declared,* “We have a problem in this country—it’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one.” Later, after the shooting in San Bernardino, California, Trump called for the banning of all immigration of Muslims until “we know what the hell is going on.” His rise to being the presumed nominee, and his considerable inroads into grassroots evangelical votes, accompanied (and no doubt benefited from) such messages.

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New White House Muslim Liaison Will Represent Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs - World Religion News

June 8, 2016
Zaki Barzinji is just 27-years-old. However, his experience in community outreach and counter-radicalization is very impressive. That is one of the main reasons why the White House recently appointed him as the new American Muslim Community Liaison. Barzinji is the former Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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Muslims Are Just The Latest In History Of Scapegoats, Author Says : NPR

June 8, 2016
In his book Scapegoats, human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar says Muslims are the newest group in the U.S. to be ostracized. But there is a long history of groups before them facing discrimination.MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:The holy month of Ramadan is about to begin. That's the period of fasting, introspection and prayer observed by Muslims around the world, including here in the U.S. We wanted to spend a few minutes reflecting on what it's like to be a Muslim in America. And for this, we turn to a familiar voice on this program.

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Amid growing tension, Muslim convention aims to dispel 'destructive myths' about Islam | The State

June 1, 2016
Amid a presidential campaign season that has seen increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in the wake of Islamic State-inspired attacks in California and abroad, a national Muslim-American organization is bringing its annual convention to Baltimore this weekend. It expects to draw tens of thousands for programs aimed at "dispelling destructive myths about the Islamic faith and about Muslim Americans."

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