Muslim prisoners in Arkansas have sued the state’s prison system for requiring them to attend a combined Friday prayer service with members of the Nation of Islam and Nation of Gods and Earths. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights advocacy group, filed the lawsuit Mar. 1 against the Arkansas Department of Correction on behalf of Tucker Maximum Security Unit inmates Gregory Houston Holt, Rodney Martin and Wayde Stewart. Though the three groups, which overlap in their histories a
Ever since 9/11, American Muslims have struggled with whether they should stay under the radar or assert their identity. Despite the discrimination that has risen to the surface since that terrible day, their ranks in the U.S. have grown substantially, and there are twice as many mosques operating today as there were in 2000. Yet the majority of those new sanctuaries have burrowed into existing buildings – former churches, synagogues, movie theaters, and storefronts.
School food inclusivity rally (@safest) We as faith leaders are most privileged to cooperate on a project that will benefit our respective communities. For far too long, students who follow religious dietary guidelines have found their public school cafeteria lacks sufficient accommodation in the food offered. Typically students who require a kosher or halal meal have very limited options in school lunch offerings, often choosing to eat nothing. At this time in history, with persistent and growing incidents of discrimination based on religious and racial animus, New York City...
The German federal law is applicable across all states in a public school does not violate any constitutional rights linked to religious freedom. The teacher is employed in a public secondary school in Berlin. According to dpa, the news agency which first published the news, the ruling by the court explicitly stated that the colloquially […]
Boston College MSA is proud to announce the 5th annual Islamic Awareness week, which is an initiative to unite the Boston College Community in appreciation and celebration of Muslims and Muslim culture and tradition. This year, Islamic Awareness Week's events center around the understanding and exploration of the hijab, Islamic art, and the Muslim student experience on campus as well as examining Islamophobia both on campus and around the United States.
Islamic Awareness Week: https://www.facebook.com/events/624349311237406/
Tuesday: Hijab Booth 11am-2pm on O'Neill Lawn Read more about Islamic Awareness Week- Boston College