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Panel Discussion
(archived from February 3 - 6, 2000)

What role should public religious sentiment play in the exhibition and distribution of the arts? Read what five experts -- from varying viewpoints -- had to say about cases such as the Sensation exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art or the film Dogma and the intersection of freedom of expression and religious sensibility. Or share your own comments on this topic.

Learn more about the host, Jill Janows, and panelists Margaret Miles, Christopher Leighton, Peter Gay, Robert Peters, and David Ross.

Web Forum
January 11 - March 1, 2000
(archived on March 15, 2000)

The SoapBox discussions are now closed to new contributions, but previous postings are still available.

Forum Topics:

Teaching Controversial Subjects
How should potentially controversial material be handled in the classroom? Or should it be used at all? Join this forum, aimed at teachers at all levels, and share questions and insights about both philosophical and practical aspects of teaching works like Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Culture Shock: The broadcast series
Take part in a conversation focused on the nationally televised series.

Culture Shock: The Web site
Discuss the content and themes in this Web site.

Are the Arts Dangerous?
Share your answers to provocative questions.

Share Your Story
Have you encountered an artwork you would censor? Has something you wanted to see been censored? Share your accounts and read the stories of others.

What Would You Do?
Explain how you would have responded to an arts controversy if faced with the decisions that the participants confronted.

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