Religion

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.

The Episcopal Church Just Installed Its First Ever Black Leader

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is the first African American to head the Episcopal Church in its 226-year history.

Court Approves Civil Rights Lawsuit Against NYPD for Spying on Muslims

A lower court previously dismissed the suit, but it found new life in the appellate court.

As Pope Visits, Native Americans Oppose Sainthood for Missionary Junípero Serra

Corrina Gould of Indian People Organizing for Change: “Junípero Serra actually created and brought genocide to the California Indian people.”

Detroit-Area Muslim Woman Sues Police for Forcing Her to Remove Hijab

A Muslim woman is suing the Dearborn Heights, Michigan, police department for forcing her to remove her hijab in the presence of male officers while she was being booked for an unpaid parking ticket.

W. Kamau Bell, Reza Aslan Get New Shows on CNN

Get excited!

Black Lesbian Minister Becomes Dean of Vanderbilt's Divinity School

But some in the religious community aren’t happy about it.

New Film on Homophobia in the Black Church Makes NYC Debut

‘The New Black’ may be coming to a theater near you.

Report: NYPD Spy Program Traumatized Muslim Communities

A new report documents the human impact of the NYPD’s sprawling Muslim surveillance program. Though there’s no evidence that the spying stopped acts of terrorism, the report found that it has stoked fear and mistrust in schools, neighborhoods–and mosques.

Harlem Woman Becomes Episcopal Church's First Female Korean-American Priest

Christine Lee is breaking down barriers for Asian Americans in Harlem.

The Ballot and the Bible: How Voting Can Be a Sacred Act

People across the country are organizing their religious communities ahead of this year’s presidential election.

Southern Baptists Poised to Elect First Black President

The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to elect its first black president at its annual meeting on Tuesday

Black Churches Welcome New Latino Communities

There are 80,000 fewer blacks in South LA than there were in 1990.

Group Files Paperwork to Find Out Who Gave NYPD Money To Spy

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund has submitted Freedom of Information Law requests to obtain public information regarding the sources of funding for these NYPD initiatives.

Muslim Students Reeling From Shocking News of NYPD's Spying

On campuses all over the Northeast, horrified students are discovering they were targets of surveillance, simply because they joined a Muslim student group. But domestic religious profiling is now routine for both NPYD and the FBI.

Growing Numbers of Latinos Convert to Muslim Faith

The American Muslim Council estimates that in 2007 there were 200,000 Latino Muslims, a significant jump from 40,000 in 1997.

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