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Monday is #Vesak for most #Buddhists around the world. Not sure what that means? Check out this post -- even if you're a grown-up! #religiousliteracy #globalcompetence 10 Fun Facts about Vesak @mkb…
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Whether it was targeting Sikhs, Jews, Muslims, Scientologists, Catholics, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or any other faiths?
What if every time journalism that marginalized religious communities came to our attention we called it out?… @sikh_coalition @darylaustinUT @CatholicLeague @rummikhan
Delighted to welcome @StateSEAS Deborah Lipstadt, a champion in the fight against antisemitism, hate, and bigotry. Her leadership, longstanding commitment, and expertise will be vital to supporting religious freedom for all people around the world.
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How can you make religions come alive in the classroom? New Ms. Marvel Disney+ series, premiering June 8, give Ss an opportunity to learn about Islam & lived religion. Check out Religion Matters blog for activity & to read more: #religiousliteracy #sschat
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"Religions can work together, have mutual respect for & cooperate with one another for the future of humanity." Read Imam T. Shareef's powerful article on Islam & religious freedom in the U.S.: @CAIRNational @mpac_national @ImamTShareefDC @EdAhmedMitchell
"She taught me to fight for what I believe in & stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves." Thank you to the amazing moms who got us here & all those guiding the next generation. This day is yours! #HappyMothersDay @americanmothers @MomsRising
What is being a mother about for this mom this #MothersDay? Making a better world. "I encourage others—through their own actions and those they teach their children—to rid the world of hate and bigotry. Love even people you don't know; treat them like personal friends of yours."
"Now my children are raising their own children with the same basic certainty they found as young Scientologists: that people are inherently good, and that #religiousfreedom makes the world a better place for everyone." #HappyMothersDay #MothersDay
"I encourage others—through their own actions and those they teach their children—to do the same: rid the world of hate and bigotry." Read the article:… #MothersDay #moms #religiousliteracy
With Mother's Day coming up, here is one Scientologist mom's perspective on children, religion and respect: #happymothersday
“A growing contingent of businesses have begun talking about religion as an asset, rather than a divider.” #religiousfreedom #religiousliteracy @kathrynmaepost
“Protecting children from #bullying and other forms of violence at school is not just an ethical imperative or a laudable aim of education policy: it is a question of #humanrights.” For UN #AntiBullyingDay, read the article: #childrensrights
"I don't like that man. I must get to know him better." - Abraham Lincoln
Most Americans are proud to be part of a nation that is becoming more religiously diverse, a new study confirms, and nearly 3 in 4 have built a relationship with someone from a different religion than their own. Read more in #InterfaithAmerica:
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This National Teacher Day 🇺🇸🍎👨‍🏫, let's celebrate educators whose passion for religious literacy uplifts us #NationalTeacherDaye#religiousliteracye@ReligionMatter5t@toddhgreeng@MrmurraytweetswWd4DS
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Read a message from @POTUS celebrating the contributions of #AAPI communities to the American economy and culture -->… #AAPIHM
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With the Magnitsky Act becoming permanent in the United States—and with other countries adopting similar human rights standards—there is an excellent opportunity to afford greater #religiousfreedom to people of faith across the globe. #humanrights
Happening Now: The President and First Lady host a reception to celebrate Eid al-Fitr.…
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What did Abraham Lincoln do when he found someone he didn't like? And how does it relate to #prejudice and #bigotry in our time? Read the article:
Without @USCIRF to gather the facts, name the victims, condemn the perpetrators and advocate accountability, there would be no hope for those weighed down by the twin burdens of intolerance and abuse. Read the article: @nadinemaenza @nuryturkel
Eid Mubarak to our many Muslim friends. In the words of @KyrieIrving: "I'm walking with faith and that’s all that matters." Read the article:… #EidMubarak #EidAlFitr #religiousliteracy @cairGLA @CAIRNational @mpac_national @toddhgreen
"It’s a privilege to wish Mr. Miscavige a very happy birthday today. How remarkably fortunate I am that a man such as this chose the life he did." Read the article "Why David Miscavige, the Leader of My Religion, Is a Personal Hero of Mine":… #scientology
Our team, led by @IRF_Ambassador Rashad Hussain, enjoyed a great visit to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ @washdctemple. We deeply appreciate the @Ch_JesusChrist’s longstanding commitment to advance religious freedom for all & its global humanitarian efforts.
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Thank you @FaithfulAmerica and Rev. @NathanEmpsall for launching their petition in support of our efforts to end religious discrimination in the USMC. It’s time for the USMC to acknowledge that no one should have to make the false choice b/w career +…
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The 30th anniversary of #Saigu is being marked by events in solidarity cosponsored by leaders of the Korean American and Black communities of Los Angeles. The idea is to understand and heal. @hyepin will be at the center of it all, spreading her message of love and cooperation.
“We are fighting so that we can have the same kind of opportunities to reach our full potential, shine our light, and bless and contribute to this country.” #aapihistory
.@hyepin is the founder of the nonprofit Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) which strives, as she puts it, “to bring the face of God through service and lift those who are faceless.”
The havoc and devastation profoundly affected Hyepin Im, a Korean MBA student at USC. "In the wake of the L.A. riots, I felt the injustice of these hard-working Korean business owners and families who were being portrayed negatively and unfairly."
This day 30 years ago, LA exploded with riots. Clouds shrouded the city as the rioting saw over 50 dead, $1 billion in damages & 3,000 businesses ransacked or utterly destroyed. Nearly half were Korean-owned. Read the article: #saigu #stopaapihate @hyepin
As the horror recedes in the rearview mirror of history, as those who can bear living witness fall one by one, the twin threats of trivialization and denial jeopardize the reality of the Holocaust. #HolocaustRemembrance #antisemitism @ADL @JGreenblattADL @orensegal
4. As Professor Lipstadt advises, “Hate is hate. And it must be fought.” #Antisemitism #HolocaustRememberanceDay
3. Thanks to scholars like @deborahlipstadt, groups like the @ADL, and the painstaking labors of Holocaust museums in making tangible the unbearable reality that was the Shoah, we are pushed, possibly against our will, to try to conceive what happened a lifetime ago.
2. The combined populations of metropolitan New York City and Chicago fall short of the carnage committed by a group who, through some twisted logic, regarded themselves as superior members of the human race.
1. Today, #HolocaustRememberanceDay, we are asked not to reflect, not to commemorate, so much as to try to conceive a crime so unspeakable as the cold-blooded murder of 11 million individual human beings, over 6 million of them Jews.… @ADL @JGreenblattADL
Read this lovely article about how Muslims give back to their communities: #islam #religiousliteracy #ramadan… @CAIRNational @cairGLA
Religious freedom is a human right. It belongs to everyone. #ReligiousFreedom
During yesterday's address on the future of New York City, @NYCMayor acknowledged the climate of hate that "Asian, Muslim, Sikh and LGBT communities" continue to face. We look forward to how the city will work to tackle this important issue in the months ahead.
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This #Passover , we are reminded that there is yet another scourge that must be eradicated for all of us to truly be free: the tyranny of hate. What affects one person, one group, affects us all. Read the article:… @ADL @JGreenblattADL #Antisemitism
We stand with you, @ADL, in the fight to end #Antisemitism. Knowledge is the key to combatting hate.…
Yet another reason we must work together to build a world that is safe and inclusive for members of every faith. #religiousfreedom #sikhism #religiousbigotry…
Shelby County, TN has declared April as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month! Kudos to the local sangat, who asked @MayorLeeHarris to recognize and celebrate the Sikh community's contributions to Tennessee's economy and culture.
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Why do Scientologists fight back against discrimination? Here's your answer: #religiousfreedom #discrimination #bigotry
German high court shuts down discriminatory law in win for religious freedom: Munich cannot discriminate against Scientologists, federal court rules. #religiousfreedom #Discrimination #Equality #freedom
Jackie Robinson could have played it safe, could have continued turning the other cheek, could have ridden out his career beloved, and faded into the sunset, the untarnished hero. But he chose not to. Read the article:… #JackieRobinsonDay #racism
"Making Eid a holiday for students and workers would help, partly because it would build Muslim Americans’ sense of belonging." #Ramadan…
"The bigot thinks he has made up his mind. He will hate those people. He will fear that community. He will revile that group. But in truth, he hasn’t made up his mind at all." Read the article:…
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USCIRF Chair @nadinemaenza: "This #Genocide Awareness & Prevention Month, we recognize the victims of genocides targeting religious communities, including in Burma, Iraq, Syria, and China, and urge action to prevent future mass atrocities and hold perpetrators accountable.”
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Easter, Ramadan and Passover Come Together—Celebrate Inclusion and Rebirth This Spring #Ramadan #Easter #Passover
.@sikh_coalition, we remember, too. We stand with you and the entire Sikh community against antireligious hate.…
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