Thursday 19th January 2017,

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First Asian American Bishop Appointed to Lead Utah Diocese

posted by Randall
Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

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

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Slightly More Religious Diversity: Hindus and Buddhists in Congress

posted by Cathy Sun
Raja Krishnamoorthi

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and his wife Priya, a doctor, and their children Vijay and Vikram

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


M Live: Woman Opens Up Dialogue with ‘Ask a Muslim’ booth

posted by Randall

Muslim Americans 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


Chicago Sun Times: Muslim Chaplain at Northwestern Charges United with Discrimination

posted by Randall

Tahera AhmadA 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

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Community Issues

ABC7/KGO TV: Report finds bullying against Muslim teens on upswing

posted by Randall

 Fatima AbdoA 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

Community Issues

The Denver Vandals Target Buddhist Center

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Denver Meditation CenterVandals targeted a meditation center in Denver last Thursday night. reports that vandals broke large slabs of brick and stole a 60-pound lion statue that had been at the center for generations.

According to Steven Roussel, a student and resident of the Kadampa Meditation Center, this crime does not just hurt the Buddhist … Read more


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