Luma Mufleh: Becoming an American -- Here's how a community helped this refugee


Although America is a nation of immigrants, today’s heated controversy about immigration and refugee policy is nothing new. Our policies have gone back and forth, from an open door to a closed one. But one thing has been constant: once immigrants or refugees are here, they realize, unlike other countries,...

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Stunning Photos Show Eid al-Fitr Celebrations Around The World


From India to Thailand to Jerusalem, Muslims around the world marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan with food, family and festivities. Muslims all over the world gathered this week to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The holiday...

Arts & Culture

Exhibit suggests 'peaceful pluralism' among ancient Jews, Christians and pagans


The Magdala Stone, a limestone box unearthed from a first-century synagogue in Migdal, Israel. (Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority/Yael Yolovich)   As they jostled to control lucrative and important Middle Eastern spice trade routes between 100 B.C. and A.D. 250, the Roman and Parthian (ancient Iranian) empires have earned...

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Sunlight Through Bahraini Leaves


While living in exotic climes, My spirit leaps towards these rhymes, When seeing through this trees outline, The sun which shimmers thoughts sublime.   And as the flicker sparkles bright, Between the glistening and the light, I hold my gaze upon such sight, Observed through rustling leaves in flight.  ...

Women & Wellness

Kara Lozier: We Are a Global Family


Kara Lozier lives in Vermont and is the founder of ROYA – Resources of Young Afghans, through which she has been counseling, mentoring and supporting young Afghans in various ways. From 2006-2011, she served as a community coordinator for mostly Muslim exchange students from countries in Africa, Asia, Central Asia,...

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