"We can look to the people in the middle or far east or in the middle of Africa saying to them 'America is the role model. Try to learn from us in America,' " says Imam Ossama Bahloul. Opponents had tried to block the mosque's opening.
At the Garden of Peace cemetery in Flint, Michigan, Muslims are buried in accordance with traditional Islamic burial rites. After operating for only a couple of years, the cemetery has already welcomed a diverse group of American Muslims.
The Vatican recently announced that it would completely make over the Leadership Conference of Women Religious because of its "radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith." Sister Pat Farrell, who heads the organization, says many of the charges are unsubstantiated.
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