Tag: Religion


Imams Address a Mental Health Crisis Among Muslim Americans

Post-9/11 Islamophobia triggered a mental health crisis among Muslims. Now, the shift toward seeking mental health care is happening at Islamic centers and mosques.

Buddhist man prays before eating – Photo by Ramaa Raghavan

Building a New Narrative Through Stories on Women, Food and Faith

A Haitian-American journalist who helped guide the previous two issues of our online magazine.

wide shot Haitian Vodou ceremony

Dispelling Vodou myths: Fi2W on Deutsche Welle

Rachel Bongiorno goes to New Jersey to find out more about the Voudou religion.

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Sharing a Traditional Sikh Meal on Staten Island

The traditional langar meal is served after every Sikh religious services and is provided free to anyone regardless of religion, caste or race. Arpita Aneja takes us to a gurudwara on Staten Island.


Brought to the US by Indian Immigrants, Sikhism Still Misunderstood Wisconsin Shooting Shows

Soon after the rampage in which 6 worshipers died, Sikhs started correcting and criticizing news reports that incorrectly characterized their religion.

Latin Evangelical Immigration Services

De Leon: Evangelicals Are Polarizing the Immigrant Rights Movement

As the Latino population grows in the evangelical church, many Christian groups are embracing immigration reform. But their stance on LGBT issues makes some partners in the national immigrant rights movement uncomfortable.

Protesters outside 26 Federal Plaza

For Some, Occupy Movement is a Test of Faith

A growing number of religious activists within the larger Occupy Wall Street movement are urging their flocks to see the connection between faith and action. Juan Carlos Ruiz, a Mexican immigrant who assists a Lutheran parish in Sunset Park, is one of them.

A steaming plate of food
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Inspired by Spiritual Leader, Immigrant Community Cooks Vegetarian Food for NYC Homeless

Each week, devotees of the Indian spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba feed New York City’s homeless and hungry population. Reporter Ramma Reddy Raghavan brings us this story for our Food in 2 Worlds series.

Sehreen and Talah on their wedding day
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A Muslim Love Story – Bridging Differences to Make a Marriage

Growing up the child of immigrants in Virginia, Sehreen Noor Ali clung to her identity as an Ismaili Muslim. When she met Talah she fell in love, but he was a Sunni Muslim, and she worried she’d lose herself in marrying him.

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa
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Meet Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, Columbia University’s First Hindu Chaplain

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan brings us an audio slideshow portrait of Indian American Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, who tends to the spiritual life of students at Columbia University.