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Amid growing tension, Muslim convention aims to dispel 'destructive myths' about Islam

Amid a presidential campaign season that has seen increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in the wake of Islamic State-inspired attacks in California and abroad, a national Muslim-American organization is bringing its annual convention to Baltimore this weekend. It expects to draw tens of thousands for programs aimed at "dispelling destructive myths about the Islamic faith and about Muslim Americans."

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Boise's Krishna Cultural Center is consecrated

A week before the public open house, the Boise Hare Krishna Temple consecrated the Krishna Cultural Center, a 10,000-square foot addition to the temple. It features a new performance hall, meditation garden, greenhouse, a statue of Krishna in a fountain, and library that is open to visitors of all faiths.

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Islam’s Ramadan shares similarities with other religions

Muslims in the Treasure Valley are awaiting the month of Ramadan, which will start in early June this year. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and it lasts 29 to 30 days based on the visual sighting of the newborn moon of each month. Recently, astronomical calculations have been used by some Muslims as an aid in predicting the visibility of the new moon on the first day of Ramadan, which is referred to as the Day of Doubt. In Islam, a new day starts at the sunset of the previous day, just as in Judaism.

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Refugees coming to Idaho need our support

In October of 2015, as the flood of refugees into Europe increased, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a letter to its members expressing concern and compassion for the millions of people worldwide who have been forced to leave their homes and seek refuge.

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Loren Yadon: Our real worth comes neither from us or others

While employing a young man to help him clean out a rental house, the landlord discovered an old box of denim pants left in the basement. In disgust, he told the young helper to dispose of this accumulated junk. The young man asked if he could take the contents to someone he knew to see if it had any worth. He asked if he and the landlord could split any proceeds he might be able to gain from this “junk.” My friend agreed to the arrangement and commenced to clean while his helper took the box of jeans out of the house.

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Said Ahmed-Zaid: Community connections can fight Islamophobia

On Feb. 28, 2016, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) reported to law-enforcement authorities that its headquarters building in Plainfield, Ind., had been spray-painted with racial epithets over the weekend. Surveillance cameras caught three young men committing the act of vandalism in the early hours of the morning.

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Boise's Krishna Cultural Center is consecrated

A week before the public open house, the Boise Hare Krishna Temple consecrated the Krishna Cultural Center, a 10,000-square foot addition to the temple. It features a new performance hall, meditation garden, greenhouse, a statue of Krishna in a fountain, and library that is open to visitors of all faiths.
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