Posts Tagged as ‘Religion’

breakthrough beat: Meet Mansimran

Meet Mansimran. He’s an all-American guy who likes Starbucks, hoops, and robotics. He’s a student, an older brother, and an active member of his Sikh religious community. Sometimes, when strangers see his turban, and the color of his skin, they lean out their car window and call him a “terrorist.” He’s not alone: especially since [...]

January 20, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: “Welcome to Shelbyville” explores what it means to be American

We’re a proud promotional partner of the film, Welcome to Shelbyville.  The film takes you to small town, Shelbyville, Tennessee where the community experiences transformative changes with the arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees, combined with an already rapidly developing Latino population. Longtime Shelbyville residents (both white and African American) are faced with the [...]

June 2, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

because we found it: The first film from Kashmir in 40 years opens in NYC

From Breakthrough’s Ishita Srivastava: While attending a conference on South Asia at NYU this weekend, I listened to a young New Yorker of Kashmiri/Jewish-American descent, Tariq Tapa, talk about the experience he had making Zero Bridge, a film that he shot on a shoe string budget in conflict ridden Kashmir. The film has received rave [...]

February 15, 2011 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: Educate yourself about religion, then make opinions about the Mosque

The acts of terror on the World Trade Center that occurred nine years ago, made it clear that it is necessary to have cross-cultural dialogue. The continued elevated controversy over the so called “ground-zero mosque” is evidence that almost a decade since the 9/11 attacks we haven’t communicated, therefore, we haven’t grown. Unfortunately, many Americans [...]

August 25, 2010 by Yasemin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

because we found it: Conservative evangelicals are pro-life and pro-immigration reform

Take the statement: “Pro-life Christian conservative groups stand headstrong against Obama’s recent pro-abortion policy in Pennsylvania.” Most know this to be true.   But what about these: “All members of these groups criticize Obama for his acts toward socialism and immigration reform,” or  ”All are currently printing out pictures of Obama with the Hitler mustache.” [...]

July 19, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: A Priest and a Rabbi walk into a room for immigration reform

From our Restore Fairness blog: A few days ago we told you about the many events taking place across New York City to mobilize support for immigration reform, building up to the nationwide march in DC on March 21st. We attended one of these events – an inter-faith convocation in which religious leaders of all faiths came [...]

February 22, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong launches Charter for Compassion

Today, a document created collectively by thousands of people around globe and drafted by a multi-faith, multi-national council of thinkers and leaders has officially launched.  The Charter for Compassion reminds us quite simply of the Golden Rule, which lies at the heart of all religions, ethical and spiritual traditions–empathy.   If embraced widely, the document is [...]

November 12, 2009 by heidi | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Jimmy Carter chooses women’s rights over his religion

Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, has recently released a declaration that he is severing ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, of which he’s been a member for nearly 60 years. He’s stated, “This view that women are somehow inferior to men is not restricted to one religion or belief. It is [...]

July 21, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

our daily chirp: @breakthrough: Nancy Pelosi calls raids un-American

Even though we at Breakthrough like to promote other people’s twitters, this one seemed too important to miss. House speaker Nancy Pelosi says raids that involve taking parents from their children are un-American In an amazing show of support for immigrant rights, House speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at a church in San Francisco’s mission [...]

March 20, 2009 by madhuri | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: A provocative performance on the many faces of Islam

Islamophobia – it shouldn’t exist, but it does. In the last few years, anti-Muslim sentiments and stereotypes have taken up an unnecessary and unfairly large portion of our country’s attention. Riz Mirza is out to change that with his new play, Koranic Fatigue. Brought up in the Bronx, yet with roots in New Delhi, Mirza [...]

March 19, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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