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TOLERANCE
The lone bright spot in the terror was the courage and compassion of the community’s Sikhs, many of whom risked their lives to give food and shelter to their Muslim neighbors.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
“Today is a total victory for religious freedom,” said International STAND Director Edward Parkin. “The Superior Court of California’s decision to uphold the sanctity with which religious agreements are born is a vindication for truth, decency, honor and integrity over lies, deceit, subterfuge and fraud. Truth always prevails in the end.”
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
In the wake of a rash of hate crimes against individuals and institutions of the Jewish faith, people from many religions gathered in Mineola, New York, to protest the attacks.
TOLERANCE
Continuing a tradition established by Pope Paul VI in 1968, Pope Francis proclaimed January 1, 2020, the 53rd World Day of Peace. In a message commemorating the special day, he described peace as “a journey made together in constant pursuit of the common good, truthfulness and respect for law.
TOLERANCE
The STAND team extends its wishes for a bright, happy holiday season to friends, allies and all those across the globe working to make the warmth of these few precious weeks a reality year-round, and to end suffering, hardship and discrimination for all.
RELIGIOUS LITERACY
A nationwide survey of 6,364 U.S. adults confirmed that the majority of Americans value churches and religious organizations . According to the poll by the Pew Research Center, 55 percent believe that churches and religious organizations “do more good than harm in American society.
TOLERANCE
According to a national survey of 1,639 adults released earlier this month by CNN, a substantial majority of Americans feel that the nation’s increasing diversity is a good thing.
TOLERANCE
“Freedom of religion or belief, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to peaceful assembly and the right to freedom of association are interdependent, interrelated and mutually reinforcing. They are enshrined in articles 18, 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
“Our hearts go out to the victims of the El Paso and Dayton shootings and their families. We stand with you, and, in so doing, join with all Americans who despise hate and discrimination in their many forms,” said STAND’s International Director Edward Parkin.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Hailing the study as the “first-of-its-kind,” the university released a statement in which Chunara said, “We found that more targeted, discriminatory tweets posted in a city related to a higher number of hate crimes. This trend across different types of cities (for example, urban, rural, large, and small) confirms the need to more specifically study how different types of discriminatory speech online may contribute to consequences in the physical world.”