Topic: US Domestic Issues

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    “For us it’s very important to hold onto our faith and to do that in a space where it’s encouraged, to engage your intellect but also to remember it goes with your faith, and they are not separate,” says Aisha Ibrahim, a student at Zaytuna. More

    December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “I would caution us against thinking that being against one group isn’t going to spill over and hurt many more people,” says Dalia Mogahed, a Muslim-American scholar and director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. More

    December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “If we look back in our families, we find that we’re all immigrants. Whoever they were, they were the stranger, they were the people who were looked upon as foreigners. For us to turn over and suddenly be prejudiced against some newcomers, this is denying our own heritage.” More

    December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

  • Racial diversity is only “one factor among many” in admissions decisions, according to the University of Texas vice president for diversity. But if the Supreme Court decides to abandon racial preferences, what will become of the pursuit of racial justice in education? More

    December 4, 2015 | Comments (1)

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    “Carbon-based energy development is the best friend for poor people and would give them the best chance at life.” More

    November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “Our ministry is different because we focus on development as opposed to just relief. We want to end poverty more than just relieve people from the pain of poverty. We want to change communities,” says Katie Delp, executive director of FCS (Focused Communities Strategies) Urban Ministries. More

    November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “If we can change the kids, we can have a better world. But it starts with the parents,” says Rev. Troy Lawrence Sr. of Reaping the Harvest, a Full Gospel Baptist Church in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. He spoke with R&E about gun violence at a peace festival last summer. “Let it be about the kids. If we can save the kids, we can save this next generation.” More

    November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We know that faith-rooted justice is what builds bridges. Faith-rooted justice takes care of all of our earth, takes care of our people, takes care of our politics,” says Sister Simone Campbell, director of a national Catholic social justice lobby. More

    November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We have to make sure that our men and women who are coming out of prison have welcoming and affirming communities to come to, where they can be judged by the content of their character and not one mistake that they made in their past,” says Bishop Darren Ferguson, a former inmate and now pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Far Rockaway, New York. More

    November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We’re not just getting [students] ready to graduate from the high school, we’re getting them ready to graduate from the university, and that begins as early as preschool,” says Deborah Gonzalez, chief academic officer at Arizona State University’s prep school. More

    October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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