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How to Feed Crowds in a Protest or Pandemic? The Sikhs Know

The New York Times

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Feeding those in need and helping one's community are traditions of the Sikh faith that date back centuries, but they are now benefiting neighborhoods across America where Sikh houses of worship, Gurdwaras, are churning out as many as 145,000 meals over the course of 10 weeks. Gurdwaras are outfi...

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How COVID-19 and the fight against Big Oil is reviving one Alaskan people's spiritual traditions

Religion News Service

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To the Gwich’in Athabascan people living inside the Arctic Circle in Alaska, the decades-long fight against oil drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) represents more than an environmental struggle: It has sparked a spiritual and cultural renaissance among indigenous people whose...

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Need a Quran teacher? There's an AI for that

Religion News Service

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An AI app is potentially eliminating the need for Quran teachers by offering precise feedback to those who are learning to recite or memorize the holy book of Islam. Tarteel uses machine learning technology to enable speech recognition, allowing it to test users' knowledge of the Quran and to rec...

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New York City Muslims work to build food security during Ramadan

Religion News Service

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused mass shutdowns of businesses and organizations around the world, and in New York City that includes mosques which typically offer nightly "communal iftar meals" during Ramadan. Knowing that many in the city rely on those free meals, New York City Muslims have b...

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During Ramadan in isolation, Muslims get creative to preserve community

Religion News Service

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As the Ramadan season begins, Muslim communities around the world are making adjustments to how they observe it in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Minneapolis, the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is broadcasting the call to prayer by speaker and in the U.K., the National Huffadh Association ha...

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Halal donations start for Muslim medical front-liners

Philippine Daily Inquirer

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Alzaky Foods is providing free halal meals to Muslim medical workers in metro Manila. Many Muslim frontline workers were surviving on fast food, crackers, or chips since food donations were not halal. Alzaky has provided more than 2,400 halal meals to over 60 government and private hospitals acro...

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