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New America Now: Voices From The Muslim World

New America Now, Audio, Apr 16, 2010

This week on New America Now - Voices From the Muslim World: Stephen Franklin talks about the dangers faced by Arab bloggers in the Middle East, author Reza Aslan the looks at the "clash of civilizations" mentality in No god But God, Sumbul Ali-Karamali explains how Muslim women are participating in society and changing the world in The Muslim Next Door, and filmmaker Parvez Sharma on his award winning documentary Jihad for Love which shows the pressures of being a gay Muslim.

Conservatives Back Immigration Reform

Frontera Nortesur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Apr 14, 2010

The conservative-evangelical alliance is promoting a new immigration policy that focuses on border security, family unity and an earned path to legalization.

Appointment of Archbishop Gomez Is a Nod to Mexican Faithful

La Opinin, Editorial, Staff, Apr 07, 2010

The naming of a Mexican-born religious leader as Archbishop of Los Angeles signals a recognition of a community that makes up a large and devoted part of the Catholic faithful, write editors of La Opinin.

The Catholic Church's Dirty Little Secret

New America Media, Commentary, Blase Bonpane, Mar 31, 2010

The Vatican should end the cult of silence that is also the law of the mafia, writes commentator and former priest Blase Bonpane. That won't end the evil of pedophilia, he writes, but it will no longer be anyones dirty little secret.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Muslim Teen Fired for Wearing Headscarf, Files Complaint

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Mar 05, 2010

A 19-year-old Muslim teen, allegedly fired by retail clothing giant Abercrombie and Fitch for refusing to remove her headscarf at work, filed a complaint Feb. 23 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Finding Mates Made Easy for Muslims

In Focus News, News Report, Nuran Alteir, Feb 28, 2010

Finding a spouse that meets your religious needs has never been easier since Marry Me Muslim launched in November 2009.

A mosque defaced but found communal support

NIOT.org, Blog , Emma Clune, Feb 22, 2010

christians in middle east

Eye on Arab Media: Middle East Christians Face Uncertain Future

New America Media, News Report, Jalal Ghazi, Feb 16, 2010

Christians in the Arab world who played an important role in developing pan-Arab movements in the 1950s and enriched its culture have serious concerns about their future in the Middle East. Iraqi Christians are fleeing persecution, while Egyptian Copts face discrimination.

Love in India

The Contradictions of Love in India

New America Media, Q&A, Neelanjana Banerjee, Feb 14, 2010

India regularly sees protests on Valentine's Day targeting couples and stores selling cards and candy. On the other hand, its history and culture is erotically charged. Filmmaker Kaushik Mukherjee tries to figure out this disconnect in a new documentary.

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