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Women’s Group Fosters Future Collaborations During Ramadan Season

As five panelists of different religious backgrounds discussed their traditions, women around the room at an iftar held in Syracuse, NY, began to latch onto the thread of commonality that brought them together. The Women’s Iftar was the first of its kind organized by Women Transcending Boundaries, a URI Cooperation Circle and egalitarian community of… Continue reading Women’s Group Fosters Future Collaborations During Ramadan Season

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Scarboro Mission Closing, Interfaith Studies Program to Launch at Ontario University

Instead of looking at the closing of Scarboro Mission after over 30 years of service as the end of an era, Director of Interfaith Work Paul McKenna sees it as an opportunity to take their ministry to college campuses. Although Scarboro Mission as we know it will disband this year, their work will continue, beginning… Continue reading Scarboro Mission Closing, Interfaith Studies Program to Launch at Ontario University

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Breaking Bread More Powerful Than Hate in Countering Anti-Sharia Protests

Leaders in interfaith communities knew they had to meet protest with peace when the largest anti-Muslim grassroots organization in the U.S. announced demonstrations to take place on June 10. “It was incredible to see the turnout [of counter-protesters] who were there to show solidarity,” said Kate Chance, interfaith coordinator at the Islamic Networks Group (ING),… Continue reading Breaking Bread More Powerful Than Hate in Countering Anti-Sharia Protests