Mexico City Day of the Dead parade honors earthquake victims, rescuers

Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans gather in the wake of two devastating earthquakes to celebrate Día de Muertos with colorful costumes and parade floats.
Oct 31, 2017

Mount Zion Baptist Church seeks landmark status

More than 125 years ago, Mount Zion Baptist Church's founders established a place in Seattle where people of color could worship.
Aug 23, 2017
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Global Islamophobia Awareness Day takes on new urgency under Trump

Islamophobia Awareness Day reaches the Muslim community at a critical time amidst the Trump era and the recent travel ban.
Jul 26, 2017

Searching for a greater interfaith understanding

How much misinformation do we carry about communities we don’t interact with? A writer reflects on her own missed opportunities — and how to do better.
Jun 6, 2017

Muslim women have plenty to say, no permission required

Young women who wear the hijab speak out against stereotypes.
May 25, 2017

Judges focus on discrimination, Trump’s powers in travel ban case

U.S. appeals court judges asked lawyers whether President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban discriminates against Muslims.
May 15, 2017

Somali Christians facing persecution hope for sanctuary in U.S.

Somali Christians in Kenya say their countrymen are persecuting them for their beliefs — even as options for refuge in the U.S. have been reduced.
May 11, 2017

The Christian argument for immigration

While some Christians denominations have a reputation for political conservatism, many Christians say their support of immigration is informed by faith.
May 4, 2017
Somali Americans gathered in SeaTac in early March for an emergency fundraiser to provide relief for the ongoing drought Somalia (Photo by Damme Getachew)

Survival first, safety second: Somalia drought overshadows travel ban

Trump's travel ban came just as drought has put millions of Somalis at risk of starvation, leaving the local community grappling with dual emergencies.
Mar 15, 2017
Aaron Cayko has attended the Idris mosque for five years. (Photo by Julia-Grace Sanders)

The doors are wide open at Northgate’s Idris Mosque

Hosting the mayor's State of the City address was just one element of an "open-door" policy that has helped Idris Mosque in Northgate build trust and solidarity with the broader community.
Feb 21, 2017
Seattle Quaker community members and peace activists visited the Islamic Center of Federal Way last Ramadan in a show of solidarity and support. Here Megan Fair of CAIR-WA stands with Imam Bazi and Shabbir Ahmed. (Photo by Alex Garland)

How to be a Muslim ally in the Trump era

With every new hate crime and spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric, fear and uncertainty in our community grows. You can help by being a strong Muslim ally.
Feb 1, 2017
Masjid Ramadan, Hargesia, Somaliland. (Photo by Ikram Issa)

1,000 Somali Shillings: How mosques hold Somalia together

A Seattle Muslim who moved back to his native land found his faith rekindled inside the four simple walls of a Somali mosque.
Jan 25, 2017

Trump expected to order a temporary ban on refugees

Another executive order anticipated from Trump would block visas for anyone from Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Yemen.

Bellevue mosque aims to rebuild after fire; arson charge filed

Prosecutors say there's no evidence the fire was a hate crime.
Jan 17, 2017
Student activists observing the first Islamophobia Awareness Day in 2015 near Victor Steinbrueck Park. (Photo by Ayan Jama)

Kids of many faiths unite for anti-Islamophobia workshop

An upcoming workshop in Seattle will teach middle- and high-school students how to use the media to fight anti-Muslim sentiments in their own communities.
Jan 6, 2017
You have to admit, the resemblance is striking. (Photo from @JamilSuleman Instagram)

Jesus is coming back for Christmas. But you can call him “Josh”

What would the real Jesus do to celebrate his birthday? South Seattle's Jamil Suleman isn't afraid to dress up like the son of God to find out.
Dec 21, 2016
Participants in the Kids4Peace summer day camp look at the Torah at Herzu Ner-Tamid Synagogue on Mercer Island. (Photo by Ahlaam Ibraahim)

For middle schoolers, a summer of interfaith dialogue

The Kids4Peace interfaith day camp has local teens exploring each other's religions — and learning more about their own.
Sep 5, 2016

France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says

Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.
Aug 25, 2016

“Muslim American” or Muslim in America?

A writer from India talks to three Muslim Americans, to try to understand how they identify with the term.
Aug 5, 2016

Near end of Ramadan, a Quaker show of support for Seattle-area Muslims

The show of support counteracts intolerance against Muslims, expressed recently in the form of misinformation and threats to mosques.
Jul 2, 2016