On any given night, an estimated 700,000 people in America are homeless. Some 20% or more of these are families with children. Homeless families are the fastest growing segment of the Homeless population.
The UN is calling the earthquake worse than the Asian Tsunami. Its emergency relief chief, Jan Egeland, said the UN had never seen such a "logistical nightmare" in any world disaster before. Kofi Annan warned yesterday that a "second, massive wave of death will happen if we do not step up our efforts now."
The United States Congress recently designated June 10 as National Hunger Awareness Day. While hunger and poverty are ongoing problems in all of America, and even more so, the rest of the world, we can use this time to work more proactively on the issue. Here are five simple things you can do.
Getting basic healthcare is rarely an issue in most industrialized and even a number of non-industrialized countries today. The United States, on the other hand, is a very different story. Every year, close to 18,000 people in the United States die due to a lack of health insurance.
Studies estimate that the number of excess deaths among uninsured adults age 25-64 is in the range of 22,000 a year. This mortality figure is more than the number of deaths from diabetes (17,500) within the same age group.
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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Radio Islam is America's only live daily Muslim radio talk show that provides a two-way conversation on the air with Muslims and their neighbors in the Chicagoland area.
MuslimFest is an award-winning annual festival celebrating the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment, attended by 25,000 visitors in Toronto, Canada, every year.
Stand with the Prophet is a series of mini-conferences or galas that are held across the USA celebrating the life and legacy of Prophet Muhammad in standing up for peace and justice, against hate and terror.