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Religion

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on religion and its impact on immigrant and minority communities. For more information on NAM's coverage of religion, contact Sandip Roy at sroy [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Mission Haiti - Fear, Misinformation Hinder Aid

Washington Informer, News Feature, Shantella Sherman, Feb 05, 2010

Evangelist Mondrea D. Jacobs description of what she saw during her 9-day mission to Port-au- Prince, in Haiti, is unimaginable. One would have to see the devastation in order to believe how fragile life has become for thousands of Haitians.

New America Now: The Power of Women

New America Now, Audio, Jan 29, 2010

New America Now presents A Woman's Special featuring the only female Prime Minister of Peru, a rare example of a woman completing a Torah, and the reality of emerging roles for Muslim women today.

Ohlone Nation Fights to Save Ancestral Homeland

New America Media, News report/Video, R.M. Arrieta and Ann Bassette, Jan 21, 2010

San Francisco and much of the Bay Area is the ancestral homeland of the Ohlone nation. Remnants of their villages can be found deep beneath the soil. The blood runs deep. They have lived in the Bay Area for more than 10,000 years according to carbon-dated artifacts.

After the Quake, Depend on Women

Sunday Mass Was About the Dead

Haitiantimes.com, News report, Garry Pierre-Pierre, Jan 18, 2010

On the first Sunday after an earthquake destroyed this city, survivors struggled to keep to their routine, including attending mass.

Anti-Gay Sentiment in Uganda

Why Ugandans Embrace U.S. Christian Rights Anti-Gay Agenda

New America Media, Commentary, Edwin Okong'o, Jan 12, 2010

American religious right-wingers are flocking to Africa and are having more success in passing new legislation criminalizing homosexuality there than they are having in the United States. The most vicious of those laws is in Uganda, where Parliament is now considering a bill that would make some homosexual acts punishable by death.

Pacquiao: I Had a Talk with God .

Manny Pacquiao: I Had a Talk with God

Inquirer.net, News Feature, Edwin Fernandez, Inquirer Mindanao, Jan 07, 2010

For the first time, the Philippines most famous athlete and the worlds pound-for-pound boxing king has revealed the secret of his success: he had a conversation with God who promised him strength and power.

Save the Jewish Deli

New America Media, Interview Audio, Mary Ambrose, Dec 27, 2009

More and more varieties of ethnic restaurants seem to be opening up everywhere. Yet in this expanding landscape the one ethnic restaurant that seems to be shrinking is the Jewish deli.

Sikh Inmates Caught in Maze of Vague Rules

India-West, News Feature, Sunita Sohrabji, Dec 26, 2009

Many California state prisons are unaware that they can each create regulations to accommodate the religious wishes of their Sikh prisoners.

Christmas in Dalat, Christmas in San Francisco

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Dec 25, 2009

Wild orchids and painted pine cones. These things I remember of Christmas in Vietnam. It was in Dalat, the mountain city with its persistent fog and whispering pine forests, that I first celebrated Christmas. My father had been transferred there after the 1968 Tet offensive, and he brought the entire family with him.

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