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Interfaith peace could save lives

By Ali Qazi | February 6, 2019

It’s important as Americans to understand the differences between various religions and cultures in order to coexist peaceably. Everyone has a desire to keep their family safe and secure. However, the feeling of safety can be extinguished by the reasonable...

Grace Place to host interfaith lecture series

By Maria Ahmad | September 11, 2012

Grace Place is holding an interfaith lecture series in hope of opening the door for dialogue and understanding between different beliefs. Grace Place, 401 Normal Road, is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church...

Ramadan celebrated from July to August

By Maria Ahmad | July 24, 2012

DeKALB | Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims, began on the night of July 20. According to a Muslim Academy article, Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is considered a holy month for Muslims because the Quran, the holy book...

Muslim students react to post- Sept. 11 discrimination

By Chelsey Boutan | September 11, 2011

A decade after Sept. 11, junior education major Bettunia Diab still clearly remembers what her fifth grade classmate called her that morning: "terrorist." "Stuff like that happens everyday, but you can't dwell on it," Diab said. "People are just so ignorant...