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Spokane Islamic Center to Host Open House

The Spokane Islamic Center, 6411 East 2nd Ave in Spokane Valley, will hold an open house for the public on Jan. 2, 2016 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

An Interfaith Defense of Donald Trump

There is value in Trump’s words: they were proof that we all actually can agree on something— that he’s totally and completely wrong.

Over 100 show support for Spokane’s Muslim community

In cities across the globe today, groups rallied outside mosques to protest Islam. However the event, “Global Rally for Humanity,” didn’t get traction in Spokane.

Spokane, let’s counter protest and celebrate Islam on Saturday

across the planet this Saturday, people have been encourage to protest Muslims by picketing outside mosques, masjids, Muslim schools, community centers.

Local Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan

On Thursday nearly 1,000 Muslims from around the region gathered at the Spokane Islamic Center to celebrate the end of Ramadan with Eid prayers.

“Ramadan was a time to boost our batteries, and boost ourselves,” said Imam Yasser Shahin.

Spokane Islamic Center hires imam

Sitting in a semi-circle with Qurans resting open in their laps, they one by one recited the melodic verses, glancing questioningly up at their imam between lines.

He smiled at their correct pronunciations, corrected them when their intonations or pauses were off.

Eating encourages effective interfaith interactions

On Sunday afternoon, I joined my mom, my sister and my sister's husband at the first (hopefully annual - or even more frequent?) Faith Feast: An Intercultural Progressive Dinner, put on by Spokane Faith and Values, a non-profit dedicated to increasing interfaith communication and understanding.
I've been interested in interfaith work for years, an interest that was piqued, though not initiated, by Project Conversion

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