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Why do racists hate ethnic and religious clothing?

By Simran Jeet Singh — July 31, 2019

(RNS) — Seeing someone dressed in unfamiliar attire, like a Punjabi kurta pajama, may cause confusion or raise an eyebrow. It should not be a cause for hate.

FBI’s new hate crime report captures an America changed by hate

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 13, 2018

(RNS) — The official statistics reflect a climate of growing hate that is emboldened and indeed enacted by those at the top.

Enlisting SpongeBob and ‘Game of Thrones’ to counter anti-Sikh prejudice

By Adelle M. Banks — August 23, 2017

(RNS) — ‘I’m obsessed with Star Wars,’ says a turbaned man who appears in one of the videos that are part of the ‘We Are Sikhs’ media campaign.

‘The most fantastic association of men imaginable’

By David P. Gushee — May 30, 2017

What is activating and inflaming white supremacists right now?

Muslims on Capitol Hill learn how to lobby

By Aysha Khan — May 2, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) During Muslim Advocacy Day, Muslims from 30 states navigated the labyrinth of House and Senate office buildings on either side of the Capitol as they made the case for protecting civil liberties.

Jews rally to support burned Florida mosque, $18 at a time

By Kimberly Winston — March 1, 2017

(RNS) How do donations of $36, $72, $90 combat hate?

Police investigate threats against Muslim activist as she takes national platform

By Kimberly Winston — February 22, 2017

(RNS) Linda Sarsour, who helped raise more than $80,000 for the repair of a vandalized Jewish cemetery, received online threats.

Muslim Americans are building an infrastructure to protect themselves

By Yonat Shimron — November 23, 2016

(RNS) We will rely on all Americans who believe in equality and freedom to stand with us.

The cost of hate vs. the healing of authentic dealings

By Martin E. Marty — June 24, 2016

Three week-end stories about mass murders help frame crisis issues. The first recalls the murders of nine blacks in and during church in Charleston, South Carolina, exactly one year ago by a white supremacist. (New York Times, June 16). The same paper, the same day, front page, dealt with “Young New York Muslims, Robbed of […]

On the worst shooting rampage in modern America

By David P. Gushee — June 12, 2016

On the first Islamist terror attack that was also a hate crime against LGBT people.

Jewish and Muslim hate crimes soar in London

By Trevor Grundy — December 30, 2015

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The rise may also be a sign that Britain’s 280,000 Jews and estimated 2.7 million Muslims are more willing to report hate crime violations to the police.

Anti-immigrant rhetoric can be deadly

By David P. Gushee — October 8, 2015

When one group of people in a country is taught to look at another group as inferior, immoral, and dangerous, the latter group will eventually pay a huge price.

India’s debate: Can Hinduism and homosexuality coexist?

By Nathan McDermott — July 8, 2015

(RNS) As India grapples with gay rights, theologians and historians often disagree on whether homosexuality is compatible with Hinduism.

Slain S.C. pastor Clementa Pinckney was ‘a giant, a legend’

By Matthew Diebel — June 18, 2015

Slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41, of South Carolina was “a moral compass,” said one colleague.

Is the Charleston shooting a hate crime, terrorism, or just murder?

By Tobin Grant — June 18, 2015

Terrorism and hate crimes aren’t different because of the scale of the violence. It’s a difference in motive and purpose.

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