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Canadian Muslims Outraged Over Quebec's Religious Symbols Ban

Proponents claim it will help keep public spaces secular and free from undue religious influence. And support is widespread – polls show more than 2 in 3 Quebec residents approve of the ban. However, critics argue ...

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Understanding Ramadan, the Muslim Holy Month

For the world’s two billion Muslims, Ramadan is the Holy Month of each year. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, beginning when the new moon appears and ending when the next new moon appears. This year, ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

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National Religious Freedom Day

Wednesday is National Religious Freedom Day. While this has been a holiday celebrated for quite some time, this year it seems to hold more weight. Never have we had more controversy over religious freedom than over the l ...

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Why Did Abram and Sarai Have a Name Change?

Abram is considered one of the greatest biblical prophets. He is the patriarch of three religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. He plays a major role in the book of Genesis. Let’s take a look at his life and wh ...

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Mobile Places of Worship

Japan’s 2020 Olympics will have a new place of worship for the thousands of Muslims expected to attend the quadrennial sports events. The Yasu Project has created what they believe to be the first mosque on wheels, ...

Category: Islam Religion

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Religions on the Run

The monastery of St. Matthew near the plains of Nineveh, Iraq, dates back to the fourth century. It once drew 7,000 pilgrims and monks for study and worship during the Christian years of the Roman Empire. Now there are ...

Category: Politics Religion

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Ranking Nations by Religious Faith

China has the most people of any nation and also seems to have the highest percentage of people who claim no religious beliefs. Thailand is at the opposite end of the scale, with a reported 94 percent of its people claim ...

Category: Religion

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6 Museums To Explore Islamic Art

Art can be a bridge to another culture. Islamic art isn’t only about the religion of Islam but about the society as well. Early Islamic art of the 7th century was influenced by other cultures, such as Roman, Byzant ...

Category: Islam Religion

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Fasting for Faith

The Quran teaches that "the month of Ramadhan is that in which was revealed the Quran, guidance for the people. . ." The holy book then goes on to instruct that when one sights the new moon of the month, "let him fast ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Islam Religion

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Making Friends Across Religions

Pope Francis, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Bahia Sahib Mohinder Singh and many other prominent world faith leaders came together to issue a statement asking everyone to reach across religions to #Ma ...

Category: Religion

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