By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
A Hindu American advocacy group filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court last week against public school officials at the California Department of Education, State Board of Education, and several school districts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
The… Read more
By Ed Diokno
A Filipino American immigrant was appointed bishop of a U.S. diocese Tuesday indicating the growing diversity of the Catholic American church.
Pope Francis named Bishop Oscar Asarco Solis, an immigrant from the Philippines, to become the bishop of the Salt Lake City diocese, which has been without a … Read more
A report by the Pew Research Center has found Congress is more Christian than the general public, despite a slight rise in Hindus, Buddists and Muslims.
Hindu representation tripled in the 115th Congress as two new Hindus recently joined … Read more
President Obama today made his “better late than never” visit to a US mosque, located at the campus of the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
According to the Washington Post , Obama began his visit with a roundtable with about a dozen Muslim leaders from around the country. Among the roundtable participants are Suzanne Barakat, a … Read more
A woman frustrated about stereotypes and misinformation about her beliefs as a Muslim has set up a booth specifically designed to draw attention and elicit questions and dialogue, reports M Live.
Mona Haydar and her husband came up with the idea after hearing an episode of the radio show This American Life and heard about … Read more
A campus chaplain from Northwestern University is charging United Airlines with discrimination after an on-board incident with a flight attendant and passenger, reports the Chicago Sun Times.
Tahera Ahmad accused the flight attendant of making a derogatory remark to her after she requested an unopened can of Diet Coke.
Ahmad says the flight attendant … Read more
A couple of hundred leaders from the Asian American and Pacific Islander Christian community will gather in Washington, DC next month and meet with White House officials, reports the Christianity Daily.
The 8th annual Lighting the Community Summit is hosted by Korean Churches of Community Development. Last year’s summit attracted 180 AAPI leaders representing … Read more
That’s the case the US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Wednesday, reports USA Today.
The chain, which has been no stranger to controversy, is accused of denying Samantha Elauf a job because she is Muslim and wore a … Read more
A report from a San Francisco city task force on lesbian, gays, bisexuals and transgenders has found that the church is an important source of support for Asian American and Pacific Islander members of the LGBT community, reports the Bay Area Reporter (photo by See-Ming Lee).
A survey of more than 600 members of … Read more
A report from the Council on American Islamic Relations has found 1 out of 5 Muslim teens are bullied because of their religion, according to ABC7/KGO.
Sometimes the bullying involves a teacher.
“Everyone was chatting and then my teacher just turns to me and she’s like, ‘If you don’t stop talking, I’m going to … Read more