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Drought in California Gets Interfaith Help

As summer arrives here in California, it’s hard to get excited about the long, hot days. Our wild fire season started early this year, with clouds of smoky air darkening the skies all over the state. The extended drought, linked to climate change, makes it hard for farmers to make a living, and Californians used to spending the […]

July 2nd

Ramadan’s Struggles and Blessings

Ramadan, the month Muslims go without food and drink during daylight hours, is coming to a close Monday evening. I don’t know whether this will be a relief or a burden to practicing Muslims. As a non-Muslim who has spent long, warm, July days happily drinking lemonade and munching on all the juicy fruit the […]

July 25th

Islam and the Environment @ First Church of Berkeley

This Sunday, I had the chance to talk to Ameena Jandali form the Islamic Networks Group, as part of the First Congregational Church of Berkeley’s three-part series titled, “Interfaith Perspectives on the Environment.” Jandali is a founding member of Islamic Networks Group (ING), a non-profit organization whose mission is to counter prejudice and discrimination against […]

July 21st