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Neighbors Sharing Their Faiths — Vacation Culture School Celebrates Diversity, Becoming More Culturally Aware | Feature Stories | emissourian.com

Vacation Bible Schools or VBS are a popular summer activity for children around Franklin County. Various churches across the area host these weeklong events that include daily activities, crafts and games built around a biblical theme.

Source: Neighbors Sharing Their Faiths — Vacation Culture School Celebrates Diversity, Becoming More Culturally Aware | Feature Stories | emissourian.com

Should College Students Get a Break for Religious Holidays? One State Says Yes. | Religion & Politics

Mennah El-Gammal struggled to juggle finals with her Muslim faith her last three years as a student at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was fasting nearly 18 hours a day during finals week because it coincided with Ramadan, Islam’s holy month.

Source: Should College Students Get a Break for Religious Holidays? One State Says Yes. | Religion & Politics

Being Black & Sikh

I’m Afrodhari And Im Proud

“An Afro-what?!”

Yes, you read that right. An Afrodhari. It’s an imaginary word I use to address myself to acknowledge I’m both an Amritdhari and have natural hair. Of course, I don’t use this word with others though cause I know most just won’t get it. But what does this have to do with anything? Well, let me tell you.

UNITED SIKHS RELEASE TIMELINE OF ATTACKS AGAINST SIKHS ACROSS AMERICA SINCE SEPT. 11, 2001

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, UNITED SIKHS released a timeline detailing dozens of suspected hate crimes and documented targeted assaults against the Sikh community across the United States.

Source: UNITED SIKHS RELEASE TIMELINE OF ATTACKS AGAINST SIKHS ACROSS AMERICA SINCE SEPT. 11, 2001

TFRL announces inaugural cohort of national Religious Literacy Fellows – Religion News Service

NEW YORK — The Foundation for Religious Literacy is honored to announce the inaugural cohort of national Religious Literacy Fellows. Grantees were nominated by the foundation’s advisors and selected for their extraordinary contributions to the field. Each fellow was awarded a grant of $12,000, plus a travel stipend and collegial support to advance their religious …

Source: TFRL announces inaugural cohort of national Religious Literacy Fellows – Religion News Service