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Chapter 4: Religious Oppression

Section 4: Next Steps

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Internet Resources: Examples of organizations taking action fostering religious pluralism: Current reports and fact sheets available from these organizations.

American Arab Anti- Arab Discrimination Committee (ADC)
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage. If you click on Education some of the documents available include:

  • Introduction to the Arab-American community for Educators (DOC)
  • Incidents of Discrimination in Schools
  • Lesson Plan on Stereotypes (PDF)
  • Lesson Plan on Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Lesson Plan on Discrimination in the Workplace and many others.

American Religious Identification Survey, 2008

Anti-Defamation League


Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions

Council on American-Islamic Relations:
Cair's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. The organization has facts about Muslims in the United States, information on civil rights issues facing the American Islamic community and educational resources.

Council on Islamic Education provides lesson plans, teaching activities, resources, news regarding Muslims in the US, media coverage, and legal issues.

Facing History and Ourselves

The First Amendment Center works to protect and clarify First Amendment freedoms via education and the dissemination of information.

Hindu American Foundation

Holocaust Denial on Trial

Human Rights Watch

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Military Religious Freedom Foundation

National council for Social Studies is the largest association in the US devoted to social studies education and provides curriculum guidelines

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance provides an introduction to teaching about religious diversity as well as contemporary issues related to Islam in North America

PBS Film References

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University

Religious Liberty in Public Schools (First Amendment Center)

Religious Tolerance

SAALT is dedicated to ensuring the full and equal participation by South Asians in the civic and political life of the United States. South Asians trace their descent to Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and the diaspora including the West Indies, Africa and Europe. SAALT has produced a very informative documentary (and resource guide) “Raising Our Voices” that addresses Post 9/11 Hate Crimes and civil rights issues facing the South Asian American community.

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
SALDEF's mission is to protect the civil rights of Sikh Americans and ensure a fostering environment in the United States for our future generations. SALDEF's trainings include videos, a PowerPoint presentation, visual aids of Sikh articles of faith, and handouts for all participants. The interactive program ensures an engaging training with active involvement by participants.

Sikh Coalition
The Sikh Coalition is a community-based organization that defends civil rights and civil liberties in the United States, educates the broader community about Sikhs and diversity, promotes local community empowerment, and fosters civic engagement amongst Sikh Americans.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center

Sojourners: Faith, Politics and Culture

South Asian Americans Leading Together

Southern Poverty Law Center provides information and resources for teachers, including lesson plans and videos

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance Fall 2007 Issue: One Nation, Many Gods

Theocracy Watch is a non-proft public information group committed to exposing the rise of the radical religious right as a political force

The United States Census Bureau

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Council on American-Islamic Relations

Website Guide to Tolerance Education

World Conference of Religions for Peace

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