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GlobalGiving to match RNF donations today for its project on combating religious hatred

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  
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GlobalGiving will match online donations of between $25 and $1,000 on June 21 as Religion News Foundation seeks to raise at least $5,000 from a minimum of 40 donors by June 30.


Religious minorities in the U.S., including Muslims, Jews and Sikhs, are facing a surge of discrimination, harassment and hate crimes on the basis of their beliefs and identities. The Southern Poverty Law Center counted almost 900 incidents of hate or bias in the 10 days after the 2016 election and many more since, including bomb threats, vandalism, intimidation and murder.

  • Earlier this month, a shooter fired a pellet gun at a mosque in New York City’s Bronx borough, cracking a window and hitting a worshiper in the neck.
  • Vandals damaged and toppled hundreds of gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia in February.
  • Two men were killed and another wounded when they tried to stop a man’s anti-Muslim rant on a train in Portland, Ore., in May.

As part of a fundraising challenge by the GlobalGiving Foundation, Religion News Foundation aims to raise $20,000 by June 30 to launch a new reporting series through its news arm, the Religion News Service, on community-led efforts that combat religious hatred and intolerance in the U.S. This series aims to highlight scalable solutions that will benefit targeted communities.

If we raise at least $5,000 from a minimum of 40 donors by the June 30 deadline, we will secure a permanent fundraising spot on the GlobalGiving platform.

Today, June 21, GlobalGiving will match online donations of between $25 and $1,000.

Please consider supporting this effort by donating via our GlobalGiving  project page.

Your tax-deductible donations make our work possible. Thank you for your loyalty and ongoing support.



Thomas Gallagher


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