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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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America Has Yet to Grasp the Cost of Losing in Afghanistan

Pakistanlink, Opinion, Dr Akbar S. Ahmed , Oct 21, 2009

General Stanley McChrystal has all but admitted defeat in Afghanistan. Unless he gets an additional 40,000 troops, the game is up.

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Buddhism Roots Deeply in America

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Oct 18, 2009

As a sign that Buddhism is flourishing in America, the most complex Buddhist city in the world is not in Asia but Los Angeles, home to more than 300 Buddhist temples and centers.

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Should India be on Religious Oppression Watch List?

India Currents, Debate, Rajeev Srinivasan and P. R. Ganapathy, Oct 12, 2009

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has put India on a watch list for oppression of religious minorities. Two views on that decision from Indian Americans.

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Eye on Arab Media: Al Qaeda Adjusting to New Era

New America Media, News analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Oct 08, 2009

This year Al-Qaeda celebrates its 20th birthday, having outlived the Bush administration. It may even outlive the Obama administration as well, despite all the troops and resources that have been allocated to the war in Afghanistan.


Why I Dont Want to Go to Heaven

New America Media, Commentary, Edwin Okong'o, Sep 28, 2009

From Kenya, the United States looked like the Promised Land. But in the United States, a Kenyan lost his religion.

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On the Road to Refuge

Colorlines, News feature, Pete Muller, Sep 23, 2009

The City of Refuge's doctrine of Radical Inclusion casts a wide net around the castaways of conventional churches. It's an emerging trans-denominational philosophy that aims to provide safe, affirming space for those wounded by oppressive, traditional religion.

Celebrating the Eid at the Mall of America

New America Media, Commentary, Ahmed Tharwat, Sep 22, 2009

For Muslims in Minnesota, Mall of America has become a new cultural sanctuary. Thousands of Muslims of all ethnicities, nationalities, races and creeds gather there to celebrate their own customs and identities.

Palestinian Films With a Womans Touch

New America Media, News Feature, Jalal Ghazi, Sep 13, 2009

Four Arab American women educated in the United States have started a new kind of Intifada. But instead of stones, bullets, or bombs, they are using words, images and music to create films that highlight the lives of ordinary Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, Israel and America.

Muslim Americans

Muslim Americans, All Year

Watan, Commentary, Jen'nan Ghazal Read, Sep 08, 2009

Muslim Americans are important contributors to society and should be equally respected and recognized all year, not just during the month of Ramadan, explains this commentator.

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