Tag: Hate Crimes

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    “If four little girls dressed in white for Sunday school can be blown to pieces because of hatred, everyone has to stop and think, where are we going as a society?” More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    When Sikhs began to restore their gurdwara in Oak Creek, “I saw the spirit of chardi kala, everlasting hope and optimism, in the community,” recalls activist Valarie Kaur. More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “In more than 100 years of living and working in this country it was the first time the Sikh community entered national attention. It was the first time we stood in the national spotlight. It took a butchering for it to happen but it was a moment when the kind of love and support that was expressed was something that made Sikhs feel like they too were seen as fellow Americans.” More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “America has an agenda for homosexuals in Uganda,” says Pastor Joseph Serwadda, and accepting gay rights as human rights and human rights as gay rights “is going to be very tough on Africa.” More

    February 24, 2012 | Comments

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    “As Muslim societies wrestle with how to treat religious minorities, let them look to our nation,” said Cardinal Theodore McCarrick this week in his congressional testimony on protecting the civil rights of American Muslims. Watch excerpts from the hearing. More

    March 30, 2011 | Comments

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    There is debate and discussion going on within religious communities about rhetoric, teachings, tolerance and anti-gay sentiments in society. More

    October 15, 2010 | Comments

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    A recent expansion of the federal hate crimes law “does not suspend the First Amendment,” says New York Times staff writer David Kirkpatrick, “and there’s nobody, I think, on either side of the US Senate or House of Representatives that intends to see preachers locked in jail.” More

    October 30, 2009 | Comments

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    Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Sholom, an Orthodox synagogue in Washington, participated in an interfaith vigil at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and his congregation's Torah study was dedicated to the memory of the museum security officer who was shot to death.

    June 12, 2009 | Comments

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    Alarmed by the proliferation of hate Web sites available on the Internet, the Anti-Defamation League sponsored a symposium in Washington, D.C. to address the concern. Joined by representatives of America Online, the ADL called for new warnings and guidelines for online content. However, controlling the content on the internet and, who views it, without violating individual rights is a hard task.

    October 24, 1997 | Comments