Kansas Methodist Church-Goers Enjoy Islamic Experience

Kansas-interfaith-lunchBy Phil Anderson, The Topeka-Capital Journal

A few months ago, members of six United Methodist churches in central Kansas decided it was time to learn more about the Islamic faith.

The challenge: How to go about the task?

Sure, there were books, films and Internet sites geared to introducing people to Islam.

But that lacked a personal connection, and didn't allow Methodists the chance to meet Muslims on an individual basis.

CAIR Video News Update, August 23, 2013

If you missed any recent news impacting the American Muslim community, here's a 5-minute video review.



FBI granted power to delay citizenship for Muslims, ACLU report says

American-MuslimsKaren McVeigh, The Guardian

A covert national security programme allows the FBI and US immigration authorities the power to indefinitely delay immigration benefits to Muslims and those from Muslim countries, according to an investigation by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Islamic Banks Could Be the Answer to America's Over-Reliance on Credit And Risk

house-soldBy Christopher Harress, International Business Times

Islamic banking is a growing option in America as various Islamic banks pop up across the country to service those who wish to preserve Shari'aa law or those who just want to use an Islamic bank. They welcome all customers, and there are some very interesting features that could make you consider turning to an Islamic institution before you take out that next loan.

Young Muslims Rally on Boston Common to Show Others Islam Urges Peace

Boston-peace-rallyBy Gal Tziperman Lotan, Boston Globe

About 25 young Muslims rallied in the Boston Common Sunday afternoon in an effort to protect their religion from what they said are misperceptions stemming from violent acts others have committed in the name of Islam.

CAIR-AZ to Host 'American (while) Muslim' Conference at ASU

CAIR-AZ-confThe CAIR-AZ Team is excited to announce what promises to be an epic one-day conference, called "American (while) Muslim," at Arizona State University.

Registration Now Available Online for CAIR Annual Banquet

Banquet2013Past events have been sold out, no tickets are sold at the door -- so register TODAY to reserve your place!

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/20/13) -- Registration for CAIR’s September 28th annual banquet at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., is now available online. In past years, the banquet has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door, so register TODAY to reserve your place.

Join CAIR at our 19th annual banquet in Arlington, VA



PBS series 'Life of Muhammad' explores diverse opinions of prophet

Life-of-Muhammad-narratorBy Menachem Wecker, Religion News Service, Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2:42 PM

RNS () -- He's born poor. By age 6, he's an orphan. Two years later, he loses his grandfather. Yet he overcomes his circumstances, develops a reputation for business integrity and progressive views on marriage.

Then he becomes a prophet of God.

Hijab Incident Prompts Mass. Bar Examiners to Review Religious Clothing Rules

Iman-Abdulrazzak-2Lisa Wangsness, Boston Globe

Iman Abdulrazzak, an observant Muslim, realized at the last minute that she needed special permission to wear her headscarf while taking the Massachusetts bar exam. She scrambled to fax her request for an exemption to the ban on hats and other headwear. She called the board's office in Boston repeatedly to make sure it got through.