Ellen Di Giosia was told that she could not vote in a statewide gathering of congregations.
Nearly 14 million people marched to Imam Hussein's shrine in Karbala this year.
Visitors provide income for the congregation, but it needs further funds to address its shifting foundation.
The Joseph Project seeks to address two big problems: high urban unemployment and the distance between where the jobless live and where jobs are.
Schools and other sites of violence have been razed and rebuilt. But it's a different question for places of prayer and worship.
“Though the motives may be different the result is the same: you have now two congregations who have gone through a tremendous amount of hatred and evil within their sacred spaces.”
An Iraqi-British team hopes to excavate an ancient Assyrian palace found under the demolished shrine, which local authorities are eager to restore.
The attack may be the deadliest targeting a congregation in U.S. history.
The clergy housing allowance, school choice, and the Johnson Amendment are all under scrutiny.
With protests and lawsuits, opponents are pushing back against Trump's third attempt to deny entry into the U.S. for some foreign nationals.