Topic: Culture and Society

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    “Sometimes I fear that in order to try to teach tolerance we say we’re all alike and we forget to acknowledge our distinctions. And it’s in acknowledging our differences and celebrating those differences that we come to better understand one another,” says Rabbi Sandy Sasso, director of religion, spirituality, and the arts at Butler University and an advisor to the exhibition Sacred Journeys. More

    February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “America is the greatest country in the world because of its great Constitution,” says Hamtramck city councilman Saad Almasmari. “I’m an American. My rule is going to be the US Constitution and the state and the city law.” More

    February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Farming is often about homecoming, explains Mary Berry, executive director of the Berry Center. “It doesn’t mean [farmers] have to go to the place they were born,” she says. “The concept of homecoming is simply to take root some place and care about a place, not just for a short amount of time, but forever.” More

    February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • FEAT-Full-Ep

    A lawsuit alleges that some private yeshivas run by Hasidic Jewish sects are not complying with New York state law by not teaching English, math, and science; an activist, pastor, and preacher says white and black churches must cross the bridge to a new America now; and a church in Baltimore runs a boxing gym as part of its ministry and neighborhood outreach. More

    January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • FEAT-Wallis

    “America’s original sin—it isn’t just slavery,” says author, activist, and Sojourners editor Jim Wallis. “It’s the kind of racism we created to justify the use of black people as chattel and property to build this nation, to say from the beginning that black lives matter less than white lives, and that sin is still with us.” More

    January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “American exceptionalism, which I’ve been critical of for years, could be made true if we become a majority of minorities who learn to live together justly, and fairly, and respectfully,” says author and activist Jim Wallis.
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    January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Cyberspace just gives us a new place to grieve, a new place to create rituals, a new place to memorialize the death of someone we care about,” says Carla Sofka, professor of social work at Siena College and co-editor of a book on death and grief in an online universe. More

    January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • FEAT-India-Beef-Ban-1921

    “We don’t even believe that the cow is an animal,” says Devender Nayak. “We see it as a manifestation of God.” More

    January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “A headscarf isn’t meant to hurt you; it’s what’s meant to protect you. You’re modest in the sense of God looking at you, but you’re modest to other people as well,” says Umand Weerasinghe, a young Buddhist woman in Maryland whose Muslim friend Sofia Amir loaned her a scarf to wear for Hijab Day. More

    January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Watch two more women, one a Muslim and one a non-Muslim, participate in World Hijab Day, and see what their experiences are like. Say Muslim Yasmine Ison: “Wearing the hijab [gives] me this whole other freedom that I never had. I started to notice this control I had of myself.” More

    January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

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