Houses of worship help those effected by virus outbreak

(RNS) — The United Methodist Church has long promoted abstinence from alcohol. But that didn’t stop City Road Chapel in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee, from announcing a Bar and Restaurant Workers Help Fund this week to assist locals whose food-service jobs have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Dr. Khurshid Khan, former ICNA President passes away

NEW YORK, NY (Feb. 22, 2019) – Dr. Khurshid Khan, President of ICNA (2005-2008) passed away last night at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He was 81. Dr. Khan was also the former Vice President of New York Majlis ash Shura, the umbrella body of all Muslim organizations in New York and the […]

A Joint Muslim Statement on the Carnage in Orlando

June 13, 2016. On behalf of the American Muslim community, we, the undersigned, want to extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the barbaric assault that occurred early yesterday morning at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Unsettling Political Climate Galvanizes Muslims to Vote

By CAROL POGASH, JUNE 1, 2016, NY Times   OAKLAND, Calif. — After Friday Prayer at the Oakland Islamic Center, Mamoun Kund, a 51-year-old Sudanese-American, sat at a table and did something he had not done in the 11 years he has been a citizen — he registered to vote. Until recently, he had no […]

ICNA SF Bay Area welcomes fans at Super Bowl 50

San Francisco, CA (February 7, 2016) – The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America, along with Al-Maghrib organized an outreach event called “#meetamuslim” to welcome the Super Bowl 50 fans.

Protesters use Super Bowl 50 to gain national attention

By Matthias Gafni, San Jose Mercury News   SANTA CLARA — As Peyton Manning and Cam Newton practiced inside Levi’s Field in the hours before Super Bowl 50, a block away, Ben Phelps stood on a thin strip of grass in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center and preached how gays would go to […]

Super Bowl 50 splendor produces almost-perfect day

By Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News   SANTA CLARA — At times it seemed like an amazing music festival with occasional — less successful — football interludes. But no matter what anybody says about Super Bowl 50, a game with more three-and-outs than thrills, it produced an almost-perfect day and an unforgettable experience for […]

65 Organizations to Cong.: Fix Visa Waiver discrimination

For Immediate Release   February 1, 2016, WASHINGTON – A broad coalition of 65 civil rights, faith, refugee, and humanitarian aid organizations sent a letter to Congress today voicing their strong support for the bipartisan Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016 (H.R. 4380/ S.2449), which would fix a recent amendment to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) […]

Religious Leaders Stand Up For Peace Amid Anti-Muslim Attacks

The group held an interfaith pilgrimage promoting unity and condemning extremism. By Jaweed Kaleem   Amid a spike in anti-Muslim assaults, vandalism and death threats around the country since the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino and growing sentiment against the resettlement of Muslim refugees, congregations of all faiths have scrambled to think of […]