Category Archives: Religion

ADL details rising antisemitism in U.S.

Anti-Jewish tropes are gaining traction, especially among the young according to a comprehensive antisemitism survey released this week. The Anti-Defamation League this week reported results from a survey of literature and survey of more than 4,000 adults. Topline results: * … Continue reading

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Sikh American women hear cheers and whispers

Monday was bittersweet for Sikh American women. On Monday, Manpreet Monica Singh became the first Sikh American female judge in the United States. The Houston born judge was sworn in as a Harris County, Texas, judge. Her father immigrated to … Continue reading

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Lansing City Pulse reviews “The Black Church” guide

We appreciate Bill Castanier’s article in Lansing City Pulse on our most recent Bias Busters guide, “100 Questions and Answers About the Black Church: The Social and Spiritual Movement of a People.”

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118th Congress does not resemble U.S. religiously

The 2023-2024 Congress is not reflecting changes in a country that is growing less Christian and less likely to affiliate with organized religions. The Pew Research Center’s Faith on the Hill report shows that while the proportion of Christians has … Continue reading

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Do Mormons allow polygamy?

No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as it is properly called, has not allowed plural marriages for more than 130 years. But the stereotype persists. This happens for several reasons. According to the Bias Busters guide “100 … Continue reading

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Coming soon: 100 Questions and Answers About Sikh Americans

Although Sikhs have been in the United States for well more than 100 years, they are still largely unknown and misunderstood. This is just the kind of group the Bias Busters classes at Michigan State University like to work with. … Continue reading

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Exploiting the Holocaust

Since comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Georgia) has been receiving a barrage of criticism. The Associated Press reported that Taylor-Greene “excoriated safety protocols adopted by House Democrats, including a requirement that masks be worn on … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitic hate crimes increase

The Anti-Defamtion League reported this week that “During the two weeks of military conflict between Israel and Hamas in May 2021, antisemitic incidents in the U.S. reported to ADL increased by 75% compared to the two weeks before the fighting … Continue reading

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Pew on American Jewish identity

A survey of American Jewish adults by the Pew Research Center confirms or updates some of our ideas. ideas about who they are. The results, released this month, come from 4,718 interviews. Here are five top takeaways: 27% did not … Continue reading

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Online vigil on April 22 for Indianapolis FedEx shootings

The Sikh Coalition is inviting people to an online vigil on Thursday, April 22, for the people killed and hurt in the shootings at Indianapolis’ large FedEx warehouse. Eight people have died, including four members of the Sikh community. #StandWithSikhsSikhs … Continue reading

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