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‘Spread hummus, not hate’ campaign unites Muslims, Jews

WASHINGTON (RNS) A small band of Jews and Muslims marched through one of the city’s busiest squares Tuesday (Oct. 14) shouting “Spread Hummus! Not Hate!” and trying to draw the attention of an otherwise blase group of workers lined up at food trucks. Many in the lunchtime crowd kept t...
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At Farragut Square, just block from the White House, members of the Greater Washington Muslim-Jewish Forum, a group of Muslims and Jews, speak out against Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. Their "Spread Hummus Not Hate" bus tour takes aim at anti-Islam ads that ran on D.C. buses earlier this year and still run on buses in New York City. Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe
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Sympathizers sign the "Spread Hummus Not Hate" banner on a bus parked at Farragut Square in Washington, D.C. Tuesday (Oct. 16), part of a campaign by the Greater Washington Muslim-Jewish Forum, a group of Muslims and Jews that formed earlier this year to combat Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. The group's one-day bus tour took it to six stops including the University of Maryland, a D.C. mosque and a private home in Virginia. Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe
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With persecution now ended, Protestants in Russia sputter along, pastor says

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) A Russian pastor whose grandfather was killed for being a Christian toured the U.S. recently, studying church ministries and providing a rare, first-person look at Russia’s complex religious landscape after widespread persecution ended. During Victor Ignatenkov’...
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Justice Roberts asks if the case of the Muslim prisoner’s beard is too easy

(RNS) In some ways, the case of the Muslim prisoner who wants to grow a beard seems easy.  When it comes to a prisoner’s religious rights, federal laws favors accommodation when possible. So how could Gregory Holt — known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad after his conversion to Islam — possib...
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The ‘Splainer: Beards, belief and baseball

(RNS) On Tuesday (Oct. 7), the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that will decide whether a Muslim inmate can grow a beard in keeping with his religious beliefs. Does facial hair equal faithful holiness? Let us ‘Splain . . . . The Jewish beard “Ye shall not round the corn...
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Atheists tweet more often than Muslims, Jews, Christians, study shows

(RNS) What does a map of the U.S. religious landscape look like in 140 characters? A new study of Twitter finds that self-identified religious users are more likely to tweet to members of their own faith than to members of a different one. The study examined people whose Twitter profi...
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The ‘Splainer: Yom Kippur, Eid, St. Francis and the poor goats

(RNS) This is a good weekend to be a Catholic goat. Less so for Muslim and Jewish goats. Let us ‘Splain … This weekend, the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — celebrate special days. Sundown on Friday (Oct. 3) brings Yom Kippur, the most important Jewish holy...
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Muslim inmate takes his case for a beard to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (RNS) It’s not every day that a coalition of legal minds is rooting for a violent inmate convicted of stabbing his girlfriend in the neck. When Gregory Holt’s case arrives at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday (Oct. 7), lawyers won’t be arguing about what landed him a life s...
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Nihad Awad, center, executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, and more than 10 Muslim-American leaders Wednesday (Sept. 24) endorse a letter written by more than 100 Islamic scholars that denounces ISIS by relying on sacred Muslims texts. Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe
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