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Seeking Film & Video Editor

  • 12th August 201512/08/15
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I am looking for a film and video editor. Please take a look at the position below and apply, or recommend it to any experienced editors you know. Position Opening: Film and Video Editor Description: Film and video editor to assist independent documentary film projects and media curation. The editor will work part-time with Valarie Kaur, filmmaker, lawyer, and Media & Justice Fellow at Stanford Law School, on projects concerning hate crimes, religious pluralism, and Internet freedom. The editor can be located anywhere, as all work will be conducted remotely. The position is ideal for a talented graduate student or professional seeking […]

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One Year After #Ferguson: Let Us Go From #PropheticGrief to #RevolutionaryLove

  • 9th August 20159/08/15
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Dear Friends: One year ago, when Mike Brown was killed in the midst of tears and grief, we prayed with our hands up as tempers flared and fires burned. When we saw Eric Garner die on camera, it took our breath away. When Sandy Bland died in custody, we saw the lethal consequences of racism behind bars. And when fifteen people died in houses of worship—six in Oak Creek and nine in Charleston, we were stunned that hate could drive white supremacists to spill blood even in sacred spaces. In the last year, an eruption of moral rage has led […]

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‘First We Pray, Then We Organize’ The Unlikely Coalition for Net Neutrality

  • 30th July 201530/07/15
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This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. On Tuesday, July 28th, a diverse group of faith leaders and advocates posted the same video on the Twitter and Facebook feeds of  more than one million people. Backers of the video came from a wide range of civil rights causes — racial justice, LGBTQ equality, economic justice, religious pluralism and more. What’s the unlikely hashtag that unites them? #NetNeutrality. The new video from Faithful Internet shows how the open Internet has become the lifeblood of today’s social movements — #BlackLivesMatter, #99Percent, #LoveWins and more. It celebrates the 2015 Open Internet Order for codifying #netneutrality — the principle that has kept […]

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Honoring the Charleston nine: Today, we mourn. Tomorrow, we organize.

  • 30th June 201530/06/15
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This article was originally published in The Washington Post. Gunshots in a sanctuary of peace. Cries of terror where people sing God’s name. Blood in the prayer hall. A community shaken by hate but coming together to sing, pray and forgive even before they’ve laid the dead to rest. This is what happened three years ago in Oak Creek, Wis., when a white supremacist opened fire in a Sikh house of worship on a Sunday morning and killed six people. It was one of the deadliest attacks on a faith community in the United States since the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that […]

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The Doors of the Church Are Open

  • 22nd June 201522/06/15
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Click here to add your prayer or message of solidarity for the families of Charleston in the wake of the AME shooting. Within hours, Groundswell, Auburn Seminary’s online platform, collected and continues to deliver some 8,000 prayers from people of all faiths and beliefs in response to the horrific murders at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Some of America’s top faith leaders shared their prayers, heartbreak, and humanity and we offer them here: “There were gun shots in a place of prayer and peace. Cries of terror filled the space where we sing God’s name. Blood soaked the carpets […]

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The Open Internet Order Becomes Law: Why Faith Leaders are Celebrating

  • 17th June 201517/06/15
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This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Today, after more than a year of national debate, the Open Internet Order goes into effect. The Order keeps the Internet an open and democratic space free from undue corporate control. Business leaders, start-up innovators, and economists widely praise the Order as win for the economic growth. But protecting the open Internet is not just sound policy — it’s a moral imperative. Today, I join twelve of America’s top faith and moral leaders – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and Humanist – to celebrate the Open Internet Order as necessary for our work and […]

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Class of 2015: Flare Up, Let Your Life Sing

  • 13th May 201513/05/15
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This piece was originally published on the Huffington Post. On May 9, 2015, I delivered the 100th commencement address at the College of Saint Benedict, a Catholic liberal arts college for women. I was the first commencement speaker of the Sikh faith in the College’s history. I addressed the Class of 2015 on Mother’s Day weekend. President Mary Hinton, professors and staff, family and friends, and the College of St Benedict’s Class of 2015, it is an honor for me to address you today. On a bright day like this, not so long ago, I was sitting in your place, my heart […]

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A Sikh Sermon at the Pentagon: Seva, The Call of Our Times

  • 4th May 20154/05/15
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Originally published in the Huffington Post. The following are my remarks from the Pentagon’s second-ever commemoration of the Sikh faith on May 1, 2015. I spoke alongside Simran Jeet Singh and Inni Kaur on “Seva” – selfless service in the Sikh religion. Hosted by the Pentagon Chaplain on Vaisakhi, the program was organized by Major Kamal Singh Kalsi and the Sikh Coalition, an organization leading the campaign for turbaned Sikhs and other people of faith to be allowed to serve in the U.S. military. My remarks at the first-ever Sikh event at the Pentagon in 2014 can be found here.  Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki […]

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Baltimore Is Burning: 8 Faith Voices You Should Hear

  • 30th April 201530/04/15
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By Faith Source Originally published on FaithStreet.com. “What is the call for people of faith when they are faced with the aftermath of a riot they may have helped create due to neglect or ignorance wrapped in arrogance? What do all riots all have in common? “They are the phonetic and kinetic sounds and rhythms of the unheard.” – Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Trinity Church, Chicago “I arrived outside the Supreme Court around 8:30. Crystal clear day. It was to be a landmark day. SCOTUS would hear arguments that could make gay marriage legal across all 50 states. Before the Gay […]

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Net Neutrality for Nonprofits: An Interview on “State of Belief”

  • 19th March 201519/03/15
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Friends ask me why I’ve taken on Internet freedom as part of my advocacy work. Click below to hear my 12-minute interview on “State of Belief” radio with Rev. Welton Gaddy explaining why: You can also read the transcript: Interfaith Alliance State of Belief Radio March 14, 2015 TRANSCRIPT: REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST: This past week, I noticed a strident column in the conservativeWashington Timesdecrying the Federal Communication Commission’s new rules on Net Neutrality asan existential threat to religious freedom. Huh? Joining me now to shed some light on this issue is a pioneer in onlinefaith-based activism, Valarie Kaur. […]

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