ICNA CSJ Participates in 2015 Black Friday Protests

ICNA Council for Social Justice (CSJ) participated in the Black Friday protests that take place every year in front of Walmarts throughout the U.S. The protests are organized by OUR Walmart, an organization that works to ensure that every employee, regardless of his or her title, age, race, or sex, is respected at Walmart. The protests demand Walmart owners to raise … Read more ICNA CSJ Participates in 2015 Black Friday Protests

ICNA-MAS Convention Holds Interfaith Banquet – May 2014

ICNA-MAS held an interfaith banquet at the 39th annual ICNA Convention on May 25, 2014.  The invitees consisted of faith leaders from various faiths around the world, such as, Zoroastrian, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim.  The program agenda included short speeches from Naeem Baig, Sh. Abdool Rahman Khan, Dr. Anis Ahmad, and Professor Sulayman S. Nyang, the keynote speaker, followed by … Read more ICNA-MAS Convention Holds Interfaith Banquet – May 2014

ICNA CSJ Participates in Close Guantanamo Rally at the White House

ICNA CSJ participated in the Close Guantanamo Rally in front of the White House on May 23, 2014.  It was a very good turn out and people from various parts of the country were present.  As Witness Against Torture pointed out: “On May 23rd of last year, President Obama again promised to close the detention facility at Guantánamo. His pledge came … Read more ICNA CSJ Participates in Close Guantanamo Rally at the White House

Kashmir: Right of Self-Determination

The evolution of the right of self-determination has been one of the great normative narratives of the twentieth century. It was part of the visionary contributions of President Woodrow Wilson, who despite a deep-seated conservatism, seemed to have an uncontrollable tendency to give credibility to normative ideas that contained implications that carried far, far beyond his intentions. Ever since the … Read more Kashmir: Right of Self-Determination

Call to Action – Witness Against Torture

From June 22-25, 2011, Witness Against Torture will return to our nation’s capitol. 22 June 2011: DAY OF PREPARATION 12-2 vigil @ the Department of Justice 5pm dinner @ St. Stephen’s 6:30pm action planning at location TBA 23 June 2011: DAY OF ACTION 11am Solemn procession from the White House to the Department of Justice to the Supreme Court to … Read more Call to Action – Witness Against Torture

Witnessing Against Torture

People standing in the hallways and lobby were taken by surprise. Who would have expected to see a demonstration (though small) at a peaceful convention. And, yes that was exactly what happened at the ICNA – MAS Convention in Hartford, CT on May 29, 2011. At the convention, ICNA Council for Social Justice organized a few workshops and one of … Read more Witnessing Against Torture

Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Discusses Principles of Religious Education – May 2011

DATE: May 2, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MID-ATLANTIC CATHOLIC-MUSLIM DIALOGUE DISCUSSES PRINCIPLES OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, EXAMINES INTERRELIGIOUS PROGRAMS WASHINGTON—The Mid-Atlantic Catholic-Muslim Dialogue continued developing a strategic plan for inter-religious education at its meeting in the Headquarters of Why Islam Project of ICNA, Somerset, New Jersey, April 13-14. Co-sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Islamic … Read more Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Discusses Principles of Religious Education – May 2011

United Against Hunger – Standing Up For Justice

ICNA CSJ led the nationwide campaign of ICNA ‘United Against Hunger – Standing Up for Justice’ in the month of October 2010. The following were the main features of the campaign: – A webpage was created on the hunger campaign – 100,000 postcards were distributed – 100,000 4-page brochure on the issue of ‘hunger in America’ were distributed – 6000 … Read more United Against Hunger – Standing Up For Justice