Muslim and Jewish Students Debate Islamophobia and anti-Semitism

Toronto, Canada – When I told people that I wanted to organise a speech competition for youth on anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, the most common reaction I received was, “That would be hard.” However in late April 2012, 16 students from Muslim and Jewish schools, as well as public schools, in Toronto came together at the...

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Celebrating Interfaith Relations in Richmond, Virginia

On May 17, 2012, Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, ISNA National Director for the Office for Interfaith & Community Alliances spoke at the annual meeting of the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond (ICGR), an 82 year old organization comprised of 19 different religious denominations in and around the City of Richmond, Virginia.  ICGR...

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Protecting Equal Rights of Minorities Critical for Stability, Economic Growth of Middle East

Muslim American’s continue with their persistent and consistent efforts at highlighting the critical importance of promoting and protecting “equal rights” for minorities in the Middle East. Central to the struggles and reforms emerging across the Middle East from the Arab Spring are questions of how to ensure...

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Save the Date: ISNA Co-Sponsored CBS Documentary on June 17

In spite of overwhelming scientific advances in prevention and ways in which to help those living with HIV and AIDS, there is still a stigma borne by those with the disease. ISNA believes strongly in supporting programs that protect the dignity of all people.  To this end, we were very happy to provide production support for a...

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Islam and the Religious Demographic Shifts in the USA

The Puritans, colonial settlers in New England were originally Protestants from Great Britain, they helped to shape the early religious makeup and cultural milieu of what would become the republic of the United States of America. As colonial settlers expanded their control over the land, forcing Native American populations...

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Academics, Specialists and Activists Gather for ISNA-ACMU Symposium on the Rights of Religious Minorities in Islam

Religious freedom in the Muslim world is a pivotal issue and one of “deep concern” for many Muslim Americans. Previously, I reported on the meetings and discussions that Muslim American leaders and scholars engaged in with their Tunisian counterparts to develop “standards and protocols to guarantee equal...

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The Enemy Isn’t Islam by Chris Engram

Republican political consultant and analyst for Bay News 9 takes a principled stand against the bashing of Islam and Muslim organizations in the United States. He takes on the self-proclaimed conservative organizations who were protesting ISNA’s recent conference in Tampa, and reveals, in quite some depth why they are...

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Dr. Sherman A. Jackson: What Is Shariah and Why Does It Matter?

In light of recent measures adopted by the Kansas legislature to ban “Shariah law” under the rubric of preventing “foreign law” from influencing US Courts I post Islamic scholar, Dr. Sherman A. Jackson’s timely article on Shariah and why it matters from the summer of 2010. Jackson wrote the article...

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