9/11 A Decade Later: Interfaith Coalition To Encourage Religious Tolerance On September 11th “Although Prepare New York is an interfaith coalition, the work we are doing is for the city, is for the country,” says Dr. Hussein Rashid of the Quest Center for Spiritual Inquiry. “So we want to do is reach people where they feel comfortable, not where we feel comfortable.”
NYC Mayor Seeks to Ban Jewish, Muslim, & Catholic religious law | The Shalom Center. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City announced today that he is asking the government of New York State to forbid the use of any religious legal system––for example, Halakha (Jewish law), Sharia (Muslim law), and canon law of the Roman Catholic Church.
My on-line chat with the PrepareNY community about religion and politics is now up on the site. PrepareNY is an interfaith coalition, convened to help NY around the 10th anniversary of 9/11. June 21st Chat with Hussein Rashid – Prepare New York. Hussein is an academic, activist and lecturer. He has an extensive background in theology, interfaith dialogue and political consulting. So we thought he would be the perfect person to talk to about the role of Religion in Politics today!
Fencer With Headscarf Is a Cut Above the Rest – WSJ.com. The International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Committee do not track athletes’ religion, but if Muhammad makes the Olympic team, she would likely be the first practicing Muslim woman to represent the U.S. at the Games. When she competes, photographers often zoom in on the name Muhammad on the back of her fencing jacket. Her mother, Denise, recently saw such a photo and said, “I realized: my God, she’s representing all of us.
My buddy Eboo Patel had several profiles done on him for his outstanding work in Interfaith community building. It’s a credit to him, his amazing staff, and the vision they are creating. An Effort to Foster Tolerance in Religion For a guy who is only 35 and lives in a walk-up apartment, Eboo Patel has already racked up some impressive accomplishments. A Rhodes scholar with a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, he has four honorary degrees. His autobiography is required freshman reading on 11 college campuses. He runs a nonprofit organization — the Interfaith Youth Core…
Click through and see the photos. shelf-pod | Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio. Shelf-Pod is a private residence and study building, located in Osaka prefecture, Japan. The client owns an extensive collection of books on the subject of Islamic history, so he requested that we create this building with the maximum capacity for its storage and exhibition.
Just sat on a panel with this guy. He’s brilliant, and his work is great. Holy Burkas, Batman! | BU Today. Comics expert A. David Lewis (GRS’11), who is studying for a doctorate in religion and literature, sees a bigger, more surprising development than a bonanza for comic book collectors. Lewis sees the emergence of the Muslim superhero. For all their alien/underwater/superhuman evildoers, says Lewis, comics have on occasion borrowed villains from the real world—the Image cover updated one from World War II showing Captain America slugging Hitler. The year after 9/11, Marvel Comics introduced Dust, a Muslim “mutant” (superhuman)…
University Muslim Medical Assn.: Community has been the focus for this South Los Angeles health center – Los Angeles Times
University Muslim Medical Assn.: Community has been the focus for this South Los Angeles health center – Los Angeles Times. The open bar offered nothing more potent than lemonade. The dinner program included a break for evening prayers. The entertainment was a Farsi rendition of a Sufi prayer by Persian singer Sussan Deyhim. But the fundraiser for UMMA Community Clinic at Riviera Country Club this spring was no more a Muslim event than UMMA is a Muslim health center.
Jihad Against Islam | Southern Poverty Law Center. Rarely has the United States seen a more reckless and bare-knuckled campaign to vilify a distinct class of people and compromise their fundamental civil and human rights than the recent rhetoric against Muslims. It would also be hard to imagine a more successful campaign. In the span of the two years since the start of Barack Obama’s presidency in early 2009, an astonishing number of people have turned into a kind of political wolf pack, convinced that 0.6% of the U.S. population is on the verge of trampling the Constitution and imposing…