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COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Acceptance and support of new ideas and beliefs come first from understanding.
RELIGIOUS LITERACY
By making room for the needs of the spirit, the 30 days of Ramadan help us realize and remember that we are all children of God.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
We find that religion in general is under increased attack by the media, but mainstream religion still enjoys a certain level of protection not extended to others.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
On the final approach to New York’s La Guardia airport at 8:40 a.m. we flew over the World Trade Center. I was marveling at its beauty and the New York City skyline. Eight minutes later, the world was tragically changed.
TOLERANCE
Nike’s decision to launch a lightweight hijab for athletes, accompanied by the tagline “Sports is for everyone,” may seem a godsend or pure provocation, depending on which side of the fence one sits.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
I think of myself as very fortunate.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
I have friends, associates and employees of Muslim faith. Not a single one has ever demonstrated signs of wanting “Jihad.” Especially here in the good old US of A. They just want what most of us want: the right to live and worship as they see fit without being attacked or ridiculed for their faith.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
When I read about the European Court’s decision to uphold the firing of a Muslim woman for wearing a headscarf, what came to mind was a quote from the French writer Anatole France: “In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread.”
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Aziz Ansari said something interesting on Saturday Night Live , and I laughed, because he’s freaking hilarious. And because, boy, do we need some satire right now. Maybe you’ve heard? There's a little bit of political unrest happening. And yes, Mr. Ansari made me laugh.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
American Humanist Association slights Muslims and Scientologists, likening them to The Satanic Temple and asking parents to imagine a world in which these religious groups dared offer food at a gathering.