Religion

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Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Cites Bible to Justify Cruel Border Policy

Professor John Fea: “I mean, this is the same argument that Southern slaveholders and the advocates of a Southern way of life made.”

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How I Survived 'Ex-Gay' Conversion Therapy [OPINION]

At age 17, Darren Calhoun was manipulated into conversion therapy by a pastor. Here, he reflects on his path from confused teen to advocate for the hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people in the United States who are subjected to the same treatment.

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READ: Writer Hanif Abdurraqib On His Enduring Connection to Ramadan

Abdurraqib for BuzzFeed News: “I do this in the name of a faith that I am uncertain of, and haven’t always felt at home in, and that makes the act both more complicated and more fulfilling.”

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Faith Leaders Revive MLK's 'Poor People's Campaign' 50 Years Later

Faith leaders around the country are recreating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mass mobilization of working-class people.

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Trump Tweets Anti-Muslim Videos, World Calls Him Out

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.): “The president is racist. There’s no doubt about that in my mind.”

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Read the Resolution on White Supremacy That Caused Drama at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting

“We reject the retrograde ideologies, xenophobic biases and racial bigotries of the so-called ‘alt-right’ that seek to subvert our government, destabilize society and infect our political system.”

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New Jersey Town Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit With Islamic Group for $3.25 Million

Bernards Township must also approve the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge’s plan to build a mosque.

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Progressive Religious Leaders Say They're Seeing a Post-Trump Bump in Spiritual Engagement

Special services, multi-faith conference calls and events such as tomorrow’s Black Lives Matter-sponsored #SacredResistance day of action points to a newfound willingness of political progressives to use their faith as a tool for resistance.

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READ: Series Exposes the Roles Race and Hate Play in Law Enforcement

The Intercept published data from classified FBI documents that it says shows White supremacists are embedded in police departments across the nation and that the Bureau continues to profile suspects based on race and religion.

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[VIDEO] Muslim Women on What Comes Next in Trump's America

“It’s so important to me that I translate my emotions into action.”

ICYMI: Army Says Turbans, Hijabs and Dreadlocks OK

After facing challenges from soldiers, the Army just revised its religious accommodation policy.

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FBI, SPLC Reports Detail Increase in American Hate Crimes

The Southern Poverty Law Centered counted 201 hate crimes in the days immediately following the general election.

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STUDY: Americans Apparently Dislike Muslims Even More Than They Dislike Atheists

“Even the generally tolerant millennials exhibit relatively strong anti-Muslim sentiments.”

William Barber in Black clerical robes with blue background; Ghazala Khan in blue hijab and Khizr Khan in navy suit with blue and black background

ICYMI: William Barber, Khizr Khan Deliver Rousing DNC Speeches

The Christian theologian and the father of a killed Muslim-American solider uplifted their respective communities’ concerns during well-received speeches last night in Philadelphia.

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National Cathedral to Remove Confederate Flags in Stained Glass Windows

The Cathedral’s canon theologian, Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas: “The Lee-Jackson windows call the question of race and the legacy of slavery, and instead of turning away from that question, the Cathedral has decided to lean into it.”

Citadel Says Muslim Student Cannot Wear Hijab

The South Carolina military college says uniformity is necessary for students to become leaders.

Man Who Vandalized Sikh Place of Worship Ordered to Serve Members

Buena Park Gurdwara Singh Sabha: “We [are] deeply invested in educating him and the surrounding community. This, we firmly believe, is the key to combating hate in America.”

College Attempting to Fire Professor Who Said Christians and Muslims 'Worship the Same God'

Dr. Larycia Hawkins also wore a hijab in support of Muslims. The Christian college were she works was not happy about her comments.

First Known Biography of an African Woman Finally Receives English Translation

The 17th-century text focuses on Walatta Petros, an Ethiopian religious leader and former noblewoman who fought against the spread of Roman Catholicism among Ethiopian Christians.

Muslims Unite Against Paris Terrorism With #NotInMyName

Some Muslims are using the hashtag to denounce ISIS’s killing in the name of religion.