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U.S. Faith Leaders Condemn CIA Torture Program, Ask Congress to Act

Washington, D.C. 12/9/14) Almost six years since the Senate began investigating the CIA’s treatment of detainees, two years after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to adopt its torture report, and eight months after that committee held a bipartisan vote in favor of releasing its findings, the more than 500-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s […]

ISNA Rep Quoted in the Indy Star: No reason to grieve’: Friends pay tribute to Kassig at Butler

The memorial bulletin for the Indianapolis native slain by the Islamic State has two names on it – Abdul-Rahman and Peter Edward. But at an interfaith service Sunday at Butler University, Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig was remembered by many more. Humanitarian. Soldier. Medical technician. Student. Brother. Son. Hundreds attended the service at Clowes Hall in memory of Kassig, 26, who grew […]

ISNA Mentioned in Washington Post: In a first, Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service

Washington National Cathedral, known for presidential funerals and other major spiritual services, will host a Muslim prayer service for the first time Friday. The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church, has long held high-profile interfaith events, and some mosques hold services in synagogues or churches if they need overflow space. But organizers said Monday that they […]

ISNA Rep Quoted in the Indianapolis Star: A Glimmer of Hope for ISIS Hostage Kassig?

As of Friday, Nov. 7, Ed and Paula Kassig still hadn’t received word about the fate of their son.But more and more, with each passing day, that’s beginning to seem like a good thing. It’s been 371 days now since Indianapolis native Abdul-Rahman Kassig, then known as Peter, was captured by jihadists in Syria. Thirty-five days since […]

ISNA Rep Interviewed on Interfaith Radio: Perceptions of Muslims Reach a New Low

American perceptions of Muslims are at their lowest since the weeks after 9/11. In many polls, Americans rate Muslims as the least likable faith group, and half of Americans say Islam is more likely than other religions to condone violence. So this week, we’re talking frankly about how it got this bad, and finding out how […]