Farm-Faith Project gives Hmong immigrants gardening space at churches

(MinnPost photos by Ibrahim Hirsi) Khoua Vang harvests vegetables she grew at Hope Lutheran Church garden.

Khoua Vang carefully tiptoed Saturday in a vegetable-covered garden outside Hope Lutheran Church in St. Paul and went down on her knees to reap dozens of Japanese sweet potatoes.

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OPINION | I am a Muslim American and I deserve respect

(Photograph by Kristoffer Tigue)

After reading about Chris Lollie’s arrest in St. Paul and the terrible treatment he received, I was inspired to come forward with my own bad experience with local law enforcement.

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St. Peter's AME celebrates 135 years, Nachito Herrera to play benefit September 13

St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates its 135th anniversary this year. In recognition, the church will present a benefit concert by Cuban pianist, Nachito Herrera, on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. For more information, visit the church's website. KFAI's Allison Herrera reports on the south Minneapolis church's beginnings, and what drives the congregation. [Audio below]

Amen: "Prophetic voters" aim to change Minnesota's politics

What difference can a few thousand votes make? In 2010, Republicans won control of Minnesota’s legislature by a few thousand votes. Democrat Mark Dayton became governor that year by 8,770 votes. And in 2012, Democrats took back control of Minnesota’s legislature by a few thousand votes.

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Rescuing art from the Third Reich: 'The Monuments Men' author Robert Edsel to speak at Holocaust remembrance program

(Photo: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.) A self-portrait by Rembrandt is inspected by Monuments Men Dale V. Ford (left) and Harry Ettlinger in Heilbronn, Germany, in 1946. The painting was stored for safekeeping by museum officials from Karlsruhe in the Heilbronn mine, and was ultimately returned to the Karlsruhe Museum. This was just one of thousands of paintings and other works of art that were found in Heilbronn, as can be seen by the crates stacked behind each man.

In February, Columbia Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox released The Monuments Men, which was written and directed by George Clooney.

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Twin Cities Saudi woman bridges gap between Islamic and Western worlds through art

(Courtesy of Hend Al-Mansour) Twin Cities artists Hend Al-Mansour and Michal Sagar collaborated in creating “Shadow Sisters."

Have you seen the tree trunk standing before a corner house where Hague Avenue intersects with Pierce Street north in St. Paul?

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Somali American Center opens in former St. John's campus on East 5th Street

On Saturday, July 12, I sat down to talk with Feisal Elmi, a representative of the Darul Uloom Islamic Center, the new owner of the buildings on East 5th Street previously occupied by St. John's Catholic Church and school.

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CV | Ilana Rossoff: Jews confront the JCRC, mourn Palestinian genocide

50 people gathered Tuesday in front of the offices of the JCRC to mourn those killed in Gaza and oppose JCRC's support for Israel's aggression

T'sha B'av is the Jewish holiday that mourns the destruction of the ancient temples in Jerusalem and is interpreted to be a day of mourning for all atrocities against Jews.

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Changing the Jewish narrative: What's your story?

On a cool evening last September, I sat in the sanctuary at Temple Israel waiting for Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman to begin her sermon. The holiness of Rosh Hashanah filled the room. I grabbed the edges of my tallit to shrug it up onto my shoulders, and exposed the misspelled Hebrew tattoo on my wrist. To my left sat a lesbian couple. Just in front of us, a young boy wore a kipah with a Twins logo embroidered on the back. His grandfather wore no head-covering at all. He leaned into his mother’s shoulder and she pressed her cheek to the top of his head.

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