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  • Chicago Muslim Community Building – In a troubled neighborhood on the South side of Chicago, Rami Nashashibi, a University of Chicago Ph.D., started the Inner City Muslim Action Network, IMAN, to provide the quality of life services that make a community a community.  Lucky Severson reports on IMAN, the services it provides and its work with other faiths to improve the lives of the people of Chicago Lawn.
  • Bangladesh Worker Justice – In the wake of a building collapse in Bangladesh that left more than 1000 garment workers dead, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Dhaka, Bangladesh on that country’s dependence on the garment manufacturing industry, the second largest in the world and the price its low-wage workforce pays to maintain the country’s powerful garment industry.
  • Heartbeat – The Jerusalem-based band Heartbeat – whose musicians are both Israelis and Palestinians, and all of whom are between 17 and 21 – was on tour earlier this year in the U.S.  Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly talked with them both about their music and about their absolute conviction that the transformative power of music can lead to mutual understanding and peace.



Lindsey Bernstein


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