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    Chicago Police Department Diversity Videos Educate Officers on Non-Christian Faiths (2005)

    After the terror attacks of 9/11 there was an alarming number of incidents of violence across the United States against people who were perceived to be Muslim. In Chicago, Police Chief Terry Hillard held a multi-cultural forum to hear feedback from people of all religions on post-9/11 backlash. At these forums he learned that his officers were often ignorant about non-Christian faiths and were sometimes rude to people from these communities. Using a grant from the Justice Department and guidance from lay leaders and clergy in each religious community, the police department created a series...

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    Growing Religious Diversity in South Carolina: Implications for the Palmetto State (2003)

    Abstract

    This paper documents the growth of religious diversity in South Carolina, drawing on interviews with members from the traditions represented, previous scholarly research on religion in South Carolina, newspaper articles, census data and interviews with religion reporters and educators across the state. After presenting basic outlines and historical sketchs of each faith in South Carolina, the paper goes on to explore the implications of this growing diversity for a Southern "Bible Belt" state like South Carolina, highlighting controversies over...

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    Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago (HTGC)

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

    Phone: 630-972-0300
    Email: info@ramatemple.org
    Website: http://www.ramatemple.org/
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    MEMBERSHIP/COMMUNITY SIZE

    Though there are over 14,000 names on the temple’s mailing list, the temple sees about a thousand devotees every week. Those devotees who see this temple as their main place of worship are usually from all over the Chicago area....
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    Chinmaya Mission, Houston

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

    Phone: 281-568-9520
    Email: info@chinmayahouston.org
    Website: http://www.chinmayahouston.org

    History

    In the mid-twentieth century, the man now known as Swami Chinmayananda travelled to the Indian mountain region of Rishikesh in order to research an expose on the Divine Life Mission. Rather than discovering the giant cult and swindle he had expected to find, he was impressed by the...
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    Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 December 2013.

    Phone: 281-489-0358
    Email: temple@emeenakshi.org
    Website: http://www.meenakshi.org
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    History

    Hindus have been in Houston for decades, with significant immigration growth starting in 1965, but they generally restricted their religious activities to extended-family gatherings and prayer rooms in each home. They formed a city-wide society in 1977, and, in 1979, around thirty Hindu families in...

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    Hindu Home Temple

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 October 2001.

    Phone: 515-832-3693

    Geeta Temple/Divya Dham

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 7 March 2005.

    Phone: 718-533-7943

    Sri Guru Ravidas Sabha

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 October 2001.

    Phone: 718-898-8150

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