Monthly Archives: November 2015

30Nov, 2015

International Day for Tolerance

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Tolerance

Tolerance
On November 16, 1995, the Member States of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted their Declaration of Principles on Tolerance. Since that day, they’ve taken one day annually to generate awareness of tolera…

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20Nov, 2015

Vedanta: An Intellectual Tradition Worth Studying

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Vedanta

Vedanta
Most people know about Hinduism, but there’s an even broader philosophy that gave Hinduism its foundations. It’s called Vedanta, and it’s based on the ancient texts, the sacred scriptures of India, the Vedas. The word “Vedanta” is from two words &…

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18Nov, 2015

Diwali – The Hindu Festival of Lights

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Diwali

Diwali
Here in the United States, most people associate the festival of lights with Christmas displays throughout November and December, but in India the festival of lights refers to one of the country’s biggest festivals – Diwali. Typically, Diwali falls i…

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16Nov, 2015

Dialogue Does Lead to Peace Prize

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Peace Prize

Peace Prize
Although it can seem as if talking doesn’t get you very far when negotiating peace in your family, the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was given to four organizations that showed that dialogue was vital in the rebuilding of one devastated country. On October 9…

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13Nov, 2015

Act to Change Campaign Focuses on Ending Harassment of Sikhs

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Sikh

Sikh
Some estimates suggest that about 20 percent of students are bullied during the school year. For some ethnicities and religions, the number is even higher, from 50 to 67 percent, depending on the location. A White House task force suggests that the number may …

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09Nov, 2015

November: A Month to Reach Beyond the Boundaries of Race or Religion

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November

Most people in America think of Thanksgiving or Veterans Day as the two major celebrations in November. Veterans Day ranks high during the month because it is a federal holiday, which means some people get an extra day off. More importantly, the men and women who …

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06Nov, 2015

Understanding the Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead
Halloween may be the biggest holiday in the fall, but Day of the Dead is important to Hispanics, which account for 17 percent of the population in the United States. In Mexico, it is a public holiday, but here in the United States, it’s taken a ba…

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