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Muslim Leaders Condemn London Attacks – World Religion News

Muslims leaders come out against the London bridge attack that killed 7 people. The attacks led to the deaths of seven people while grievously injuring 48. Several Muslims gathered at the scene to pay their tributes. Many were seen holding condolence signs at the makeshift vigil. London-based imam, Abdul Quddus Arif requested mosques across the […]

Source: Muslim Leaders Condemn London Attacks – World Religion News

Rhode Island Synagogue Welcomed By Episcopal Church – The Forward

— A small Jewish congregation in Rhode Island is moving into an Episcopal church. Congregation Or Chadash will hold a procession next week, during which congregants will carry their three Torah scrolls out of their former building, which was recently consecrated as the first Hindu Temple in Rhode Island, the Jewish Voice newspaper reported.

Read more: http://forward.com/fast-forward/374037/rhode-island-synagogue-welcomed-by-episcopal-church/

Source: Rhode Island Synagogue Welcomed By Episcopal Church – The Forward

Anti-Semitism Envoy Post To Be Filled: State Department – The Forward

(JTA) — The Trump administration will appoint a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, according to State Department spokesman Mark Toner.

The envoy post has been vacant since Trump took office in January. On Thursday, JTA reported that the envoy’s office staff could be eliminated soon due to new State Department employment rules. The envoy is responsible for keeping tabs on global anti-Semitism and advising other countries in fighting it.

Source: Anti-Semitism Envoy Post To Be Filled: State Department – The Forward

Attacks on Christians in Egypt Undercut Sisi’s Promise of Security – The New York Times

TANTA, Egypt — Rattling a country already wrestling with a faltering economy and deepening political malaise, two suicide bombings that killed 44 people at Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday raised the specter of increased sectarian bloodshed led by Islamic State militants.

Source: Attacks on Christians in Egypt Undercut Sisi’s Promise of Security – The New York Times