Religion

Muslim Youth Recognized In Knowledge Competition

by Staff | Dec 15, 2016 9:47 am

This article was submitted by Matiniah Yahya and AbdulMalik Negedu of X.

A youth recognition celebration was held on Dec. 11, 2016 at the New Haven YMCA. This festive event marked the accomplishments of New Haven area youth who took part in the annual statewide Youth Islamic Knowledge Competition organized by the Bridgeport Islamic Cultural Center (BICC) and held at the University of Bridgeport.

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They Found Faith In Interfaith Lives

by Lucy Gellman | Nov 25, 2016 11:35 am | Comments (2)

Lucy Gellman Photo. Sitting in a drafty, castle-like Presbyterian church on Easter Sunday with my partner’s family, I could feel anxiety bubbling up with each hymn I didn’t know. Around us, the white walls of his church stretched out toward the ceiling like long, sinister fingers. The organ struck a round note. A light wind pressed at the side door, rattling its heavy handles.

My God, the God I had grown up with as a Reform Jewish kid —  who wasn’t a being at all, but a set of principles around social justice and tikkun olam  —  was nowhere to be found. And that scared me, because it meant that there wasn’t room for another faith in my life or the life of my potential children.

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