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Oct 16 2023
Wadea Al-Fayoume and his mother were living thousands of miles away from the latest violence raging through the Middle East, but authorities said they still paid the price because of their ethnicity and religion. It didn’t matter that Wadea was only 6. Joseph Czuba allegedly found the Palestinian American boy so threatening, he stabbed him 26 times. Wadea’s mother survived Saturday’s attack inChicago Sun-Times
Oct 15 2023
Esmée Silverman, 21, is a junior at Reed College in Portland, Ore., studying religion “to help bridge the divide between the trans community and religious communities.” They run a nonprofit called Queer Youth Assemble in their free time to foster community with other queer youth. Silverman, who attended high school in Massachusetts, shared their coming-out story and how important communityEducation Week
Oct 15 2023
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, IL — A 6-year-old boy was killed after the child and a woman were stabbed dozens of times when their landlord attacked them because of their religion, according to police. Joseph M. Czuba, 71, of Plainfield, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, two counts of committing a hate crime and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in connectionPatch.com
Nov 02 2023
The U.S. state with the greatest number of religious freedom safeguards is Illinois, while the state with the fewest safeguards is West Virginia, according to a new analysis.
First Liberty Institute, a Texas Christian nonprofit legal organization specializing in religious liberty cases, released its analysis Wednesday ranking all 50 states based on how free its residents are toCatholic News Agency
Oct 08 2023
The largest Hindu temple in the United States opens its doors Sunday in New Jersey. Built in the small township of Robbinsville, the 183-acre BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham, named for its founding Hindu spiritual organization, rivals major Hindu temples on the subcontinent. “I wake up every morning and scratch my eyes thinking, ‘Am I still in central New Jersey?’” said Yogi Trivedi, a templeNBC News (Online)
Oct 09 2023
California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill banning caste discrimination.
Advocates had argued the bill would protect people of South Asian descent who had been treated unfairly.
Mr Newsom said the state already banned discrimination based on religion, origin and other characteristics.
"Because discrimination based on caste is already prohibited underBBC News
Oct 16 2023
A man has been charged with murder and hate crimes after allegedly stabbing a six-year-old boy to death because he was Muslim.
Joseph Czuba, 71, is accused of killing Wadea Al-Fayoume and seriously wounding his mother in Plainfield, Illinois.
The landlord allegedly targeted the pair, who were his tenants, because of their religion and the ongoing conflict between Hamas and IsraelBBC News
Nov 28 2023
Jessica Carpenter is the Chief Marketing Officer at BridgeUSA (Mixed). She has a Center bias.
Much has happened since Hamas attacked Israel on Oct 7. As of Nov 16, over 12.4 thousand people have died from the conflict, including 1,200 Israelis and 11,240 Palestinians in Gaza; the U.S. has agreed to send $14.3 billion in foreign aid to Israel and $100 million for humanitarian aid inJessica Carpenter
Sep 19 2023
Attorneys for Delphi, Indiana murder suspect argue 2 teenage girls were killed by white nationalists in pagan ritual
Attorneys for a northern Indiana man charged with killing two teenage girls contend in court documents filed Monday that their client had nothing to do with the crimes and that the girls actually died as part of a ritual sacrifice. Attorneys Andrew Baldwin and Brad Rozzi, who represent Richard Allen of Delphi, said in a 136-page document that 13-year-old Abigail Williams and 14-year-oldCBS News (Online)