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Boston Launches Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign : The Two-Way : NPR

The city of Boston is launching a poster campaign to fight Islamophobia by encouraging bystanders to intervene, in a nonconfrontational way, if they witness anti-Muslim harassment.

Starting Monday, the city began installing 50 posters around the city with advice on what to do if you see Islamophobic behavior. The posters recommend sitting by a victim of harassment and talking with them about a neutral subject while ignoring the harasser.

Source: Boston Launches Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign : The Two-Way : NPR

Dispute Over Proposed Muslim Cemetery in Massachusetts Town Deepens | WWRN – World-wide Religious News

Boston — A dispute over a proposed Muslim cemetery in a small Central Massachusetts town is deepening, as the state attorney general and the U.S. attorney’s office have intervened, warning local officials they could be violating civil-rights laws.

Source: Dispute Over Proposed Muslim Cemetery in Massachusetts Town Deepens | WWRN – World-wide Religious News

Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life | April 29, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

“The usual notion is that Christianity would have a special problem dealing with intelligence out there, because it would take us away from being the center of the universe. For some people that’s very threatening, because somehow we won’t be as special as we have been,” says astronomer and former NASA historian Steven Dick. More →

Source: Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life | April 29, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS