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Overland Park Shootings: Learning to Love With Breaking Hearts
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 7:43am | Type: Blog

We want an answer that ends this. We want to know that it was only this man. Only a mental illness, or only the last of an obsolete brand of cultish hate. We want to believe it will not happen again. But the t ...

On Scripture: Faith in New Places
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

A dialogue becomes possible between faith communities in the midst of the world’s brokenness, a dialogue that is rooted not in maintaining established identities but in being attentive to the cry coming from t ...

Judge Orders Man to Study Hinduism After Hate Crime Conviction
Originally Posted: 09/28/2012 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

A man who assaulted two men because he thought they were Muslims and was then ordered to write a report on the cultural contributions of Islam has a new assignment — to write a report on the history of Hinduis ...

Defense Team Says ‘Compassion’ Fueled Amish Beard-Cutting Attacks
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

CLEVELAND — No one disputes that followers of Amish bishop Samuel Mullet Sr. used horse-mane shears last year to forcibly cut the beards and hair of other members of Amish communities in rural Ohio. Only their ...

Amish beard-cutting Trial Attracts International Attention
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

The law of God will collide with the law of man this week in a crowded federal courtroom in Cleveland, where 16 Amish defendants — 10 men with full beards, six women in white bonnets — will stand trial on char ...

Faith and Rights Groups Call for Hate Crime Hearings
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

Amid a rash of recent attacks that are being investigated as hate crimes, a coalition of more than 150 organizations is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct hearings next month with the aim of ...

Shooter at Sikh Temple Left Trail of Hate
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Few can know what goes through the twisted mind of a mass killer, but Wade Michael Page left behind plenty of signs that he was consumed by one thing: hate. OAK CREEK, Wis. — Few ...

For Sikhs, Turban is a Proud Symbol — and a Target
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

American Sikhs say they do know this: Their community has been targeted by a growing number of hate crimes since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The New York-based Sikh Coalition reports more than 700 such inciden ...

Joplin Mosque Destroyed in Blaze; Second Fire This Summer
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

A Joplin, Mo., mosque has again been the target of a "suspicious" fire, according to the Joplin Globe. The Islamic Society of Joplin reported on Monday the second fire this summer — this one engulfin ...

Christians Need To Love their Muslim Neighbors
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

By protecting the rights of American Muslims to worship in the United States, we provide a powerful witness to those countries where Christian minorities face attack and persecution. ...

FBI Investigating Second Fire at Missouri Mosque
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

From the Associated Press via STLToday.com: JOPLIN, Mo. — The FBI has joined an investigation into the second fire at a Joplin mosque in four years. The blaze early Wednesday burned a 4-by-6-foot section of shingles atop the Islamic Socie ...

Never Again: Shaima Alawadi and Islamophobia in America
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

On Saturday, doctors took Shaima Alawadi, 32, an Iraqi mother of five, off life support, three days after her 17-year-old daughter, Fatima Al Himidi, found her brutally beaten and unconscious in the dining roo ...

Hate Crimes Law Used to Prosecute Amish Beard Attacks
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

A pair of scissors transported across state lines has emerged as a controversial element in Ohio's first case under a landmark 2009 federal law that expanded government powers to prosecute hate crimes. ...

An Apology to My Muslim Friends
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

On the weekend of Oct. 6, 2001 -- less than one month after 9/11 -- my husband preached a sermon called "Religion Gone Awry." That was not the message he had originally scheduled for that weekend. ...

Xenophobic Border Watch Groups are Domestic Terrorists
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">On May 30, 2009, a terrorist attack in Arizona ended the lives of two U.S. citizens -- a Latino man and his 9-year-old daughter. On Ma ...

Seeking Justice: Does it Really Matter?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Yesterday morning, I arrived at <a href="http://qcafe.org/" target="_blank">Q Cafe</a> as I do on nearly every work morning to begin a new day. Yes ...

Jesus and the Klan
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>I recently viewed an episode of Gangland on The History Channel. This particular show, which documents the rise of the younger members of the Imperial Klan of America (or KKK), really roused my anger. ...

'Illegal Alien' Halloween Costumes Cash in on Racist Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> <p>For many in the US, Halloween is a time to dress-up as a character from a movie, a politician, a witch, vampire, and For many in the US, Hallow ...

Stopping Anti-Immigrant Violence at its Ideological Roots
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

November 8, 2009 will mark the one-year anniversary of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcello Lucero's brutal murder at the hands of seven high school teens in the infamously anti-immigrant Suffolk County, ...

Competing Narratives: Lessons from the Jena 6, Part 2
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> <p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/07/08/lessons-from-the-jena-6">[continued from part 1]</a></p> [continued from ...

Lessons from the Jena 6
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>What lessons do we take away from the Jena 6 story? Six young men won't be dragging a felony conviction into adult life. That's <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/06/29/the-jena-6-ar ...

Why You Need to Know Vincent Chin
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I'll be honest. I get timid writing these kind of posts. I'm scared of being labeled an angry or bitter Asian. I'm scared of the emails that come in. I'm scared of being de-invit ...

Hate Crimes, Racist Incidents Escalate After Obama's Election
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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