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SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) The Spokane Islamic Center wants something mosques all across the country are seeking and can’t seem to find: an educated, bilingual, experienced imam who understands American culture. So far, the search has taken 18 months. By Tracy Simmons.

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  1. Bayan Claremont, an Islamic graduate school that is part of the multi-faith Claremont Lincoln University in southern California, offers M.A. degrees in religious leadership and spiritual counseling that are relevant to the professional development of current and prospective imams and other male and female Muslim leaders.

  2. SALIM N ALKHSWNEH

    HELLO,
    I CAN WORK AS IMAM IN THIS MASJID . I HAVE MA AND BA IN ISLAMIC STUIDES AS WELL AS MA IN EDUCATION FROM INDIANA U,US…I HAVE MY PAPERS THERFORE I DONT NEED VISA….PLEASE EMAIL ME

  1. [...] Religion News Service: U.S. mosques hit by shortage of imams The Spokane Islamic Center wants something mosques all across the country are seeking and can’t seem to find: an educated, bilingual, experienced imam who understands American culture. According to the report “The American Mosque 2011” by University of Kentucky professor Ihsan Bagby, half of all mosques in the U.S. have no full-time staff, and only 44 percent of imams work as paid, full-time leaders. [...]

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