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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.

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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 …

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9 LGBTQ Faith Leaders to Watch in 2019 – Center for American Progress

The past year has posed significant challenges for many LGBTQ members of faith communities. For example, a recent vote in the United Methodist Church strengthened its ban on marriage for same-sex couples and LGBTQ clergy, leaving many LGBTQ United Methodists feeling discouraged and isolated. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is actively stripping away nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people. The administration often justifies these actions under the flimsy guise of religious liberty, arguing that religious traditions are a valid excuse to discriminate against LGBTQ people, further erasing the experiences of LGBTQ people of faith.

Source: 9 LGBTQ Faith Leaders to Watch in 2019 – Center for American Progress

Comedian Noam Shuster-Eliassi challenges Middle East politics

On a recent Wednesday, Noam Shuster-Eliassi strolled around the tiny village in Israel where she grew up, Neve Shalom or “Oasis of Peace,” wishing goodbye to her neighbors. The Israeli comedian was heading to Harvard University in just a few days for a fellowship at the Divinity School. There, she will be writing an hourlong comedy show in Hebrew, English and Arabic. She is calling it, “Coexistence My Ass.”

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