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Religion and Resistance at the New National Museum of African American History and Culture | Religion Dispatches

This Saturday, priceless religious relics from black history like Nat Turner’s Bible, Harriet Tubman’s hymnal and antique pews from AME churches across the country will be on view at the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Source: Religion and Resistance at the New National Museum of African American History and Culture | Religion Dispatches

NYC exhibition sheds light on Sikhs and their religion – The Washington Post

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

Tennessee Plans to Limit the Teaching of Islam in Schools – World Religion News

PARENTS FIGHT “ISLAMIC INDOCTRINATION” IN TENNESSEE SCHOOLS.

Tennessee residents have recently requested local education authorities restrict the syllabus on Islam from ten standards to five. The proposed change does not apply to other religions and comes as a measure to restrict children from learning about Islam.

Source: Tennessee Plans to Limit the Teaching of Islam in Schools – World Religion News

Where the Public Stands on Religious Liberty vs. Nondiscrimination | WWRN – World-wide Religious News

The U.S. public expresses a clear consensus on the contentious question of whether employers who have religious objections to contraception should be required to provide it in health insurance plans for their employees. Fully two-thirds of American adults say such businesses should be required to cover birth control as part of their employees’ insurance plans, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, while just three-in-ten say businesses should be allowed to refuse to cover contraception for religious reasons.

Source: Where the Public Stands on Religious Liberty vs. Nondiscrimination | WWRN – World-wide Religious News

Saint Martin Luther King, Jr: Civil Rights Leader Canonized by Orthodox Church – World Religion News

THOUSANDS GATHER FOR THE “GLORIFICATION” CEREMONY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Even as Catholics around the world are celebrating the elevation of Mother Teresa to sainthood, yet another great name has been brought up for sainthood. Only this time, it wasn’t done by the Catholic Church, but by the Holy Christian Orthodox Church. A group of Christian leaders on Friday came together for the “glorification” of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Source: Saint Martin Luther King, Jr: Civil Rights Leader Canonized by Orthodox Church – World Religion News

Americans with A Diverse Mix of Friends Are Less Religious – World Religion News

RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY MAY BE CHANGING BELIEFS IN AMERICA.

Diversity has long been listed on the table of assets that have served to make America the Superpower that it is today. Being a nation of immigrants, it is unquestionable that there are different groups of people with different cultures and different religions co-existing together. For a long time, religious pluralism and diversity has been viewed to be good for religious life overall. The competing churches, synagogues and mosques would translate into a vigorous and vibrant religious culture. However, could the opposite be happening right under America’s nose? Could religious diversity be making America less religious?

Source: Americans with A Diverse Mix of Friends Are Less Religious – World Religion News

Muslims Seek New Burial Ground, and a Small Town Balks – The New York Times

DUDLEY, Mass. — When Dr. Amjad Bahnassi, a psychiatrist who lives in the central Massachusetts city of Worcester, wants to visit his son’s grave, he braces for the drive to the Muslim burial ground in Enfield, Conn., about 60 miles away. It is the nearest cemetery devoted solely to Islamic burials — and, he said, it is filling up.

Source: Muslims Seek New Burial Ground, and a Small Town Balks – The New York Times