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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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Cao Dai Integrates World Religions

New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Sep 06, 2009

The majority of Vietnamese practice Tam Giao or Three Religions -- Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Accepting all three and making them work without too much conflict is a Vietnamese tendency and impulse. But Cao Dai, in comparison with Vietnams many other religions, is a newcomer, and monotheistic in nature. NAM editor Andrew Lam explains Cao Dai and his great-grandfather's role in founding a religion that has taken root in California.

Survey Documents Changing Faith of U.S. Latinos

Latino Print Network, Sep 02, 2009

A new survey by The Barna Group found that Latinos are assimilating the faith of the Caucasian population faster than predicted, essentially mirroring the faith of the nation's white population, reports the Latino Print Network.

The Ocean of Pearls: Sikh Doctor Struggles to Fit In

New America Media, Commentary, Audio, Sandip Roy, Aug 23, 2009

The movie, Ocean of Pearls, is as much about medicine as it is about identity, though it was originally conceived as a movie about health care issue. Sarab Singh Neelam, the movie's director, is himself a doctor.

Army of Jesus? One Man's Fight Against a U.S. Military 'Crusade'

InFocus News , News Feature , Zeyad Maasarani, Aug 16, 2009

Michael "Mikey" Weinstein -- whose family boasts three generations and 130 years of combined active duty -- is challenging U.S. military chaplains who see the war on terror as a chance to convert Muslims to Christianity.

Filipino Methodists Abroad Try to Redeem the Past

Pinoy Newsmagazine, Commentary, Mariano Santos, Aug 13, 2009

Colonialism brought the Methodist Church to the Philippines. Now its members abroad and at home are correcting its checkered past by working for human rights.

Tribals in Orissa

Indian Tribals Take on Church of England Over Mining

Siliconeer, News Report , Siliconeer Report, Aug 10, 2009

Members of the Kondh tribe in India are fighting a decision to mine their ancestral lands. They are trying to take on the Church of England.

Filipino Santacruzan Festival in N.J.

Asian Journal, News Feature, Aug 06, 2009

Filipinos in New Jersey continue the summer tradition of Santacruzan, the parade honoring the finding of the Holy Cross by Queen Helena, mother of Constantine the Great.

95th Year of Largest Filipino Indigenous Christian Church

Online Balita, Jason Gutierrez, Aug 05, 2009

Filipinos in San Jose, Calif.; London; Milan and Sydney celebrated the 95th anniversary of the Philippines' largest non-Catholic, indigenous Christian community.

Hindi Chic

My Kitsch is Their Cool

New America Media/ColorLines, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Aug 01, 2009

Our Krishnas and curries are now public property to be sampled, remixed, chewed up and spat out as millions of cookie-cutter lunch boxes.

Secret Bush-era Prisons Continue

New America Media, Commentary, John C. Trang, Jul 24, 2009

Muslims make up 70 percent of inmate in two prisons the George W. Bush regime clandestinely established in the Midwest between 2006 and 2008. The prisons are still open.

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