Topic: Culture and Society

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    “You can be deeply embedded and enriched by a religious community and still be excited about collaborating with people who are of a different faith community,” says Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, co-leader of New York University’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life. More

    September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Around the world humanitarian financing is at the breaking point. Humanitarian appeals for South Sudanese and Burundian refugees in Uganda are severely underfunded,” says Charles Yaxley, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Uganda. “That leaves real gaps in our humanitarian response.” More

    September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We’re at a moment where we’ve adopted a new technology,” says MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle. “We’ve been vulnerable to its seduction, and we’re also ready to say this has led us not to a good place in terms of how it’s affected our relationships. It’s time for a change.” More

    September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Stereotypes lose their power because they’re replaced by true, authentic relationships,” says Rev. Josh Graves, pastor of the Nashville megachurch Otter Creek Church of Christ, describing his project of engagement between Christians and Muslims. “It’s very hard for people to care about people they don’t know. That’s just true of humans wherever you are on planet earth.” More

    August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “It’s just amazing to see how it doesn’t matter what race you are, anything like that; it’s just everybody has the same needs, so we all pitched in and just started helping out,” says Jared Stockstill, administrator at Bethany Church in Baton Rouge. “So I just feel like it’s really gone a long ways toward bringing us together, the community back together, and everybody’s pitching in and helping.” More

    August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “If I can just be a small part of a revolution in business where it ceases to be just about making money but it’s about solving problems and service, that would be enough to keep myself going,” says Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments. More

    August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I always want to tell people that Ferguson erupted at a time when it had the eyes of the world on it, much like Birmingham, Alabama, which is where I’m from—when people saw from all over the country, all over the world what racial oppression looks like,” says UCC Pastor Traci Blackmon, a Black Lives Matter leader. “That happened in Ferguson, too. But sometimes we get so caught up in that particular place that we don’t recognize that Ferguson is everywhere.” More

    August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “As a Shia, I see myself as a Muslim first. Yes, I am Shia, I’m very proud to be Shia, but when I consider myself and someone asks me what religion I am, I don’t say I’m Shia, I say I’m Muslim. And I think that’s how I identify, and I’ve always identified as that,” says Nazeen Zaidi. More

    August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I’ll be praying for them, I’ll be chanting for them,” says nine-year-old Jalue Dorje when asked what he will do for people as the reincarnation of a 16th-century lama. More

    August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    To raise awareness of the global refugee crisis, the Olympic Committee is allowing displaced people to compete together under a single flag. The team includes refugees from Syria and Africa. More

    August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

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