(RNS) U.S. mosques hit by shortage of imams

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Spokane Islamic Center wants something mosques all across the country are seeking and can’t seem to find: an educated, bilingual, experienced imam who understands American culture.

According to the report “The American Mosque 2011” by University of Kentucky professor Ihsan Bagby, half of all mosques in the U.S. have no full-time staff, and only 44 percent of imams work as paid, full-time leaders.

In Spokane, the Muslim community has been seeking a leader for 18 months and counting.

Read it all.

Filed under: * Culture-WatchReligion & Culture* International News & CommentaryAmerica/U.S.A.* Religion News & CommentaryOther FaithsIslam

0 Comments
Posted January 15, 2013 at 5:30 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]
Registered members must log in to comment.




Next entry (above): (Journal-Sentinel) Milwaukee Episcopal bishop yet to decide on same-sex blessings

Previous entry (below): (BBC) Nigeria ‘arrests Boko Haram militant’

Return to blog homepage

Return to Mobile view (headlines)