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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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Distributing English Copies of Muslim Holy Book to Dispel Misconceptions

The Arab American News, News Report, Khalil AlHajal, Dec 14, 2009

A Muslim group is distributing free copies of an English translation of the Muslim holy book in greater Detroit, Chicago and Houston, hoping to dispel misconceptions about Islam.

Praying to La Virgen for Immigration Reform

Mundo Hispnico , News Report, Johanes Rosell, Translated by Elena Shore, Dec 12, 2009

Some Latino immigrants are praying to La Virgen de Guadalupe so they can stay in the country legally.

For the Love of Guadalupe

Impulso, Profile, Mireya Olivera, Dec 11, 2009

Guadalupe Pedraza lost his job as a gardener and now turns to his art to survive in East L.A., with big hopes pinned on the Dec. 12 feast day in honor of his namesake, La Virgen de Guadalupe.

lgbt housing

Housing Projects for LGBT Elders Stalled Due to Economy

New America Media, News feature, Inga Buchbinder, Dec 09, 2009

The economic crisis has stalled the construction of many housing projects run by the public and private sector, and top among them is affordable housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors.

Azizah Publisher Chosen as 'Influential Muslim'

New America Media, News Feature, Suzanne Manneh, Dec 05, 2009

Tayyibah Taylor, publisher of Azizah magazine, was one of 72 U.S. Muslims listed in the new book, The 500 Most Influential Muslims 2009.″

The Faith Movement for Immigration Reform

America's Voice, Column, Maribel Hastings, Nov 24, 2009

In part 5 in the series "Immigration Reform: Know the Players," Maribel Hastings examines faith groups across the country that stress the moral urgency of immigration reform.

Indian Summit, Defamation, Revolution & Romance

New America Now, Audio, Nov 13, 2009

This Week on New America Now: Obama holds a historic summit with Native American tribes, Yoav Shamir discusses his new documentary tackling anti-Semitism, and Carolina De Robertis talks about her book Revolution and Romance.

Funeral Held for Slain Mosque Leader, Questions Remain

Final Call, News Report, Ashahed M. Muhammad, Nov 03, 2009

Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah the 53-year old leader of Masjid Al-Haqq was gunned down by FBI agents on October 28 after a raid on a warehouse just outside of Detroit.

Pakistan

Pakistan Faces a Protracted 9/11 of Its Own

Pakistanlink, News Analysis, Dr. Nazir Khaja , Oct 31, 2009

Whether one wants to agree with it or not, Pakistan is undergoing a protracted 9/11 of its own. The continuing saga of violence and extremism in Pakistan and neighboring areas poses a grave threat not only to Pakistan's existence but also to the peace and security of the world.

California Sikh Dagger Bill Vetoed by Schwarzenegger

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Oct 23, 2009

Sikhs traditionally carry a kirpan or a small ceremonial dagger which has led to harassment by law enforcement say some. Now a bill to provide law enforcement training about kirpans has been vetoed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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