Religion News Service
Shopping at Walmart a few years ago, David Morgan saw a statuette of Santa Claus praying on one knee before a cross and knew he had to have it.
The Roman Catholic Church might not have dreamed up this marketing campaign on its own: a sexy, heavily swearing and equally heavily drinking priest who struggles to resist the charms of a highly promiscuous Londoner.
Felicia Sanders told her story while sitting in a theater at Museum of the Bible, where a new documentary about the Mother Emanuel shootings was screened May 14. Hers was one of many accounts told in person, on the screen and in a roundtable interview with reporters before the film showed to a crowd that included members of the media and those directly affected by the shooting.
The research highlights concrete solutions for combating anti-Muslim hate, explained Dalia Mogahed, director of research for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, which surveys faith communities regarding Islamophobia in the U.S. "It's pretty clear. Make Muslim friends, learn about Islam, and work toward less bigotry in general."
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