The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life on Thursday, July 19, published an extensive new survey titled “Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths.” The research provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the religious composition of the Asian-American community.
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The Hindu “Festival of Lights” known as Diwali (or Deepavali) begins Saturday, Oct. 17, and runs for five days. Diwali is one of the most popular holidays in the Hindu diaspora, especially in the United States, where the Hindu population has topped 1 million — tripling in 15 years.
Discrimination experienced after the 9/11 terrorist attacks forced Sikhs to defend and define their faith. Three years later, this growing community has raised its profile in cities, workplaces and on campuses across the country and stepped up its fight for civil rights.