Monthly Archives: January 2016

29Jan, 2016

Recognizing the Power of Nones During an Election Year

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Nones

Nones
In 2007, the number of people in America who categorized themselves as a “none” when it came to religious affiliation was about 16 percent. This figure increased to 22.8 percent in 2014. Almost one-quarter of the people in the United States admit that the…

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27Jan, 2016

An Evangelical Professor Facing Termination

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Evangelical

Evangelical
During the Advent season, the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a tenured professor at Wheaton College, wore a hijab as part of her worship. She announced it on Facebook on December 10. Just five days later, Wheaton College plac…

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22Jan, 2016

Religious Discrimination in a Colorado Workplace?

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Religious Discrimination

Religious Discrimination
In December, almost 200 workers in a Colorado meatpacking plant were fired after being absent for three days. Cargill Meat Solutions is based in Wichita, Kansas, but it is their plant in Fort Morgan, Colorado, where the incident took place,…

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20Jan, 2016

Attacks on Muslims Increase, but Attackers Are Confused

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Attacks on Muslims

Attacks on Muslims
According to a report in the New York Times, the rate of attacks in the United States against Muslims has tripled since the Paris bombings on November 13. Although this is nowhere near the levels that were seen after 9/11, it’s still shocking t…

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18Jan, 2016

Three Religions in the House of One Building – Can You Imagine?

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House of One

House of One
You’ve heard the old joke, “A rabbi, a priest, and an imam walk into a bar…” Well, this will soon be a reality, except it won’t be a bar, it will be a place of worship, called the House of One. Amazing as it sounds, this religious building in…

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15Jan, 2016

Attitudes Toward the Transgendered Have a Long Way to Go

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Transgendered

Transgendered
Sweden has long been regarded as one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to LGBT rights. In 1944, the Swedes legalized same-sex sexual activity, but homosexuality was still classified as a mental illness until 1979. The countr…

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11Jan, 2016

Common Misconceptions About Judaism

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Misconceptions About Judaism

Misconceptions About Judaism
With the FBI’s Hate Crime report from 2014 identifying the Jewish community as the biggest target of hate crimes, it’s time to consider why people target Jews. Jews are often stereotyped because of generalizations of their religion….

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08Jan, 2016

Get Informed About the History of Isis, a Goddess of Egyptian Mythology

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Isis

Isis
In November, after the Paris bombing, a bookstore in Colorado was vandalized. Sadly, it wasn’t the first time this year that the store, Isis Books & Gifts was damaged by the uniformed. Unfortunately, it’s not the only casualty of current events. One wo…

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