Religious Diversity News
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Posted to Religious Diversity News on July 24, 2018
Just about every culture in the world is represented in New York City. But so many people are still misunderstood, which can cause confrontations or worse. The city is trying to fix the problems, starting in the classroom.
Source: To foster cultural understanding, NYC schools unveil lessons on Sikhism – Story | WNYW
Posted to Religious Diversity News on April 30, 2018
A Pew study says that 20 percent of Americans who identify as Muslims are converts. With surges in hate crimes and negative media portrayals, here’s what makes them faithful.
Source: Islamophobia On The Rise In New York. But So Is Islam. | WSKG
Posted to Religious Diversity News on April 18, 2018
Congregation Kolot Chayeinu in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood is removing its savings from JPMorgan Chase.
Source: Brooklyn Synagogue Pulls Cash From Chase In Protest – The Forward
Posted to Religious Diversity News on February 19, 2018
Following the U.S. Senate’s failure to find a legislative solution for Dreamers, the U.S. Catholic bishops have announced a National Call-In Day.
Source: National Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers organized by U.S. Bishops
Posted to Religious Diversity News on November 16, 2017
The rates of lead poisoning were worse than Flint for the entire period reported on by Reuters.
Source: Hasidic Brooklyn Neighborhood Has Lead Poisoning – The Forward
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 28, 2017
Many mothers are using the experience as a way to teach their daughters about the mikveh early on –- without the sexual connotations.
Source: Orthodox Women Dare To Go To The Mikveh On Yom Kippur Eve — Like Men
Posted to Religious Diversity News on February 9, 2017
This weekend, many New Yorkers were shocked to find swastikas painted on subway windows and advertisements. They reacted swiftly and removed the hateful sharpie messages with hand sanitizer.
Source: ‘No-Swastikas’ Sign Found on the New York City Subway – Fast Forward – Forward.com
Posted to Religious Diversity News on October 21, 2016
NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Thursday that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has created an independently-mediated compensation program for people who were sexually abused by church leaders, likely the first of its kind in the nation.
Source: Saying sex abuse is a ‘nauseating crime,’ New York’s cardinal announces plan to compensate victims – The Washington Post
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 30, 2016
NEW YORK — Sat Hari Singh, a New York City subway operator, threw his train in reverse on 9/11 to send it away from the chaos at ground zero. Japjee Singh sued a school system in Georgia to get protections from school bullying. U.S. Army Maj. Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, a doctor, fought for the ability to wear a turban while in uniform.
Source: NYC exhibition sheds light on Sikhs and their religion – The Washington Post
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