RISSC Report 17/5/2015
Muslims Celebrate Israa’ and Mi`raj
As Millions of Muslims across the world mark the night journey of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to Al-Aqsa Mosque and ascension to heaven, Indonesians were urged to peacefully observe the significant religious occasion.
“Muslims should use the Israa’ Mi`raj and the Ascension Day holidays to stress the identity of Islam as the blessing for the universe," Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) secretary Mandarlangi Puaupa said in a statement cited by the Jakarta Post.
http://www.onislam.net/english/news/global/486083-muslims-celebrate-israa-and-miraj.html

InterFaith service for Nepal earthquake victims
eople gathered for an Interfaith Service on Tuesday for victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in April. InterFaith Works of CNY and the Bhutanese Community of Syracuse organized a procession and service that began at InterFaith Works, 1010 James St., Syracuse. Those assembled walked approximately 1.5 miles down James Street to the top of Lincoln Park for the service.
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2015/05/interfaith_service_for_nepal_earthquake_victims.html

Months after Gunman’s Rampage, Some of Chapel Hill’s Muslims Still Live in Fear
its surface, the so-called “Research Triangle Region,” formed by North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seems an unlikely place to find a minority community living in fear. But news of the February 10 shooting deaths of three young Arab-American Muslims moved like an electric current through North Carolina’s Muslim communities. It was a shock for Chapel Hill, a community best known for its university, basketball team, and progressive politics.
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/05/chapel-hill-shooting-muslims-fear