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How We Honor International Religious Freedom Day

Written By: Noor Saleh, Former Policy Analyst This is a repost from October 2021. October 27th is International Religious Freedom Day, an opportunity to celebrate the fr...

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Religious Liberties Bills and the Media: Portrayal, Bias, and Responsibility

Written By: Sumer Brito, Student Policy Associate Religion has been a fundamental construct that not only plays a role in the law today but also nearly 200 years ago when d...

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Faith Religious Freedom

Balancing Faith and Education: The Tale of Two Texas Bills and Public Sentiment

Written By: Shanzeh Mirza, Student Policy Associate Religious liberty was a central issue of the 88th session. Several bills were introduced that would have a significant i...

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Five bills, Five LAWS! We did it!

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news: Governor Abbott has signed his signature on not one, not two, but FIVE of our groundbreaking bills, turning them into LAW! Ou...

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Take a Look: Austin City-Wide Iftar

We are excited to share highlights from the 2023 Austin City-Wide Iftar on April 2nd. Held at the Asian American Resource Center, this event celebrated unity and Muslim civic ...

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We made NATIONAL news! Did you see it?

We were featured in a national news story with the Religious News Service! It was an honor to have our work featured to show how a Muslim organization is working to ...

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Recap: Legislator and Uyghur Survivor Press Conference

“Inmates turned into bodies without souls,” recollects Sayragul Sauytbay, a 43-year-old Uyghur Muslim woman forced into a reeducation facility. Imprisonment and genoc...

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Racial Equality in Faith Traditions

Every Friday afternoon, the Imam at the Mosque announces the call to prayer, known as the athan. Amid the Imam’s recitation of the melodic words in Arabic, people from all cor...

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Let’s Talk Faith and Mental Health

Back-to-school time is stressful- for parents and children alike. The normal anxiety of a new routine, teachers, and classmates is now compounded with the looming threat of CO...