WASHINGTON (RNS) The new U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations says its first charge is to conduct a census of Muslims in the U.S. to get a better handle on what issues Muslims care about ahead of the 2016 elections.
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(RNS) The “Connected to Give” report also cites generosity thriving among people who claim no religious identity: 34 percent of these “nones” nonetheless give to religiously identified organizations.
(RNS) American Jews say they face discrimination in the U.S., but they see Muslims, gays and blacks facing far more.
(RNS) Jacob Bender is the highest ranking non-Muslim in the Washington-based organization, and the first to lead one of its chapters.
(RNS) In England, a judge’s decision to require Muslim women to remove a facial covering prompts a national debate on veils, particularly the niqab, which covers all but the eyes.
(RNS) Muslims around the world have varying views about what Shariah entails, and its role in personal and public life. So what exactly is Shariah? Here are five facts that might help make sense of this complex and often misunderstood term.
(RNS) Myanmar’s radical Buddhist monk said a bomb that exploded near him, wounding five devotees, came after a death threat by a “Muslim religious leader” who wanted to silence his campaign to prevent Buddhist women marrying Muslim men.
(RNS) The couple allegedly posted a photograph of themselves earlier in July, smiling at a roadside restaurant while eating pork stew with chopsticks.