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Houston Methodist Hospital Opens Muslim Prayer Room

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened a Muslim prayer room June 11, designed by two of its own physicians, the Houston Chronicle reports. “As a faith-based organization, Houston Methodist Willowbrook is dedicated to serving the medical and spiritual needs of people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds,” Keith Barber, CEO of Houston Methodist Willowbrook, said. “Our …


Quebec Adopts Controversial Bill Banning Religious Symbols

Quebec’s majority government has pushed through a controversial piece of legislation that will bar public-school teachers, government lawyers, judges and police officers from wearing religious symbols while at work, The New York Times reported Monday. “This government is introducing a law that tramples on the rights of thousands of people,” said Catherine McKenzie, the lead …


Muslim Women Shelter Opens in Edmonton

Amid growing number of Muslim women, refugees, and immigrants fleeing abuse and violence, a Muslim group is set to open its latest shelter in Edmonton, Alberta, offering a much-needed service to vulnerable women, The Toronto Star reported. “In terms of why we came here, we were getting calls from here,” said Aliyah Gauri, the project …


Muslim Population Flourishes in Ohio

The number of Muslims in Columbus, Ohio, has been growing significantly recently, with many seeing this having great and positive impact on the economy, Columbus Dispatch reported. “I have noticed a general increase in Muslims that go to mosque,” Romin Iqbal, executive and legal director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations Columbus, said of Muslims moving to …


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