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Mohammed Salarbux
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Though I have been involved in the past with interfaith dialogue and outreach work, my fondest memory has been of my wife and I buying a vacant building that was taken over by drug users in the Navy Yard Southeast area of Washington, D.C., and converting it into a place of worship where we reached out to the local community. However, a few years later the D.C government, with the power of imminent domain forced us to sell the property to a developer, which was later demolished to make way for a new development.

After relocating to Orlando, Fla., with the help of some friends, we recently established an organization food bank to serve the needy and homeless.

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Climate Change: A Religious Perspective

(16) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 12:37 PM

Nowadays, two groups have mainly polarized the discussions about global warming and the Environmental Protection Act. On one end, the religious right and its pundits have been very active in denying climate change and making mockery of any meaningful environmental protection measures. On the other end, environmentalists, who are ignoring...

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The Saga of Two Homeless Veterans

(6) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 10:34 AM

I enlisted in the National Guard some decades ago and was sent to Fort Dix for basic training. An unfortunate tragedy took placed that has left an indelible impression on my life when a fellow recruit attempted suicide in the bathroom next to my stall. This incident reminded...

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We Unite as One Nation in Grief

(10) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 11:56 AM

At this moment of national tragedy, it is important for us to lay our differences aside and show our support and care for those who have lost their loved ones. We must stand by our fellow citizens during a time when they need our deepest sympathy and prayers. We must...

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The Other Dark Side of GMO Corn

(27) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 6:26 PM

The hard reality of human suffering and pain during the Dust Bowl is not only associated with people who lived in the United States. For one, refugees faced humiliation when they migrated to California. Instead of being greeted with open arms by their fellow citizens, they were met with hostility...

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Call To Them In A Most Kindly Manner: The Quranic Case For Interfaith Engagement

(127) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 6:13 PM

It is truly unfortunate that those who seek to demonize Islam by equating it with what they view on the media that some Muslims are callous and intolerant have overlooked the passages in the Quran on God's forgiveness and compassion toward His creation and the verses that require the believers...

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