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Author Steve Strunsky and The Star-Ledger

PATERSON, N.J. (RNS) In the wake of Saturday’s (Jan. 8) shooting that left six people dead and an Arizona congresswoman critically injured, a New Jersey congressman is calling upon clergy to help people put aside their ideological differences during a “week of solidarity.” “I’m looking for some of the churches and the synagogues and the […] Read More

UNION CITY, N.J. (RNS) A lawsuit filed by Union City charges that Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the controversial proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero, has failed to address complaints about moldy bathrooms and fire hazards in two apartment buildings he owns. The suit, filed Monday (Sept.13), identifies Rauf as the sole officer of […] Read More