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Justice: A Lesson I’ve Learned in Scientology
No one deserves that. Yet the world is full of such conflicts. What can we do about it? Personal justice starts with each of us. It can span the gamut from resolving a playground fight between children with fairness to accommodation of religious beliefs in the workplace.
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Malaysia: A Step Toward Tolerance
In Malaysia this week the heads of its different states (collectively called “the Rulers”) issued a joint statement calling for unity and harmony among its different ethnic and religious groups.
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Muslim Couple’s Road Trip Melts Barriers of Prejudice, Builds Understanding
It has been said many times in many ways that it’s hard to hate up close.
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Next Stop: Tolerance
This is how it played out: At around midday on November 22, a passenger sitting in the train pulled out his phone to film an incident occurring in front of him. The footage (which immediately went viral) reveals a man reading passages from the Bible out loud to a young boy wearing a yarmulke, sitting beside him.
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Ramadan: 30 Days to Make Room for the Soul
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.
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Rashad Hussain: The Right Person at the Right Time for International Religious Freedom
If confirmed by the Senate, Hussain would arguably be the most qualified person ever to hold the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom post.
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Religious Freedom: The Elephant in the Room
If we keep enforcing the “my religion is better than yours” game—if we keep squashing the religious freedom of another by insisting on the exclusivity of our own—we’re not going to make it.
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One Senator’s “Religious Test” and the Antidote to Our Side-Taking Culture
At the beginning of June, a U.S. senator grilled an appointee to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The senator attempted to use the appointee’s Christian beliefs to imply he was intolerant of other religions (namely Islam) and therefore unfit for the job.
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Supreme Court Ruling Allows Muslims to Pursue Religious Discrimination Claims
“We are hopeful that the lower courts will see this case for what it is—the unconstitutional targeting of a religious community by the federal government,” said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush.
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The Fourth Pillar of Islam—My Experience of Ramadan
It was Ramadan and they instinctively wanted to share their good food with neighbors, just like they were used to doing back home.