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Making Space for Faith

January 30, 2007

Author: Peter Kingston

Source: The Guardian

http://education.guardian.co.uk/further/story/0,,2001447,00.html

Some people think matters of religion have no place on the college campus and that the youngest of the three education sectors - further education emerged in 1993, though some colleges have roots going back into the late 19th century - should remain faith-free.

Most students, however, do not share that view, according to...

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"Class Survey Reveals Ignorance of Basic Islam," a Commentary by Shirien Elmasraya

January 30, 2007

Author: Shirien Elmasraya

Source: The Daily Reveille

http://media.www.lsureveille.com/media/storage/paper868/news/2007/01/30/Opinion/Class.Survey.Reveals.Ignorance.Of.Basic.Islam-2685275.shtml

I named my column "You think you know" not to be condescending but to convey a message that everything you thought you knew about Islam and the Middle East is probably wrong...

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Center Takes Step in its Own Journey

January 30, 2007

Author: Pamela J. Podger

Source: The Roanoke Times

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/102291

Candlelight bathed seven Buddha figures on the shrine at the Dharmapala Buddhist Center during last week's opening at its new Roanoke County location.

A jumble of clogs, sneakers and boots splayed on the stairs while about 25 sock-footed owners padded around upstairs before settling into their chairs for the evening's meditation.

Wearing a...

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"Religious Captivity in the Secular State," a Commentary by Jocelynne A. Scutt

January 30, 2007

Author: Jocelynne Scutt

Source: On Line Opinion

http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=5433

You’re an atheist. Would you want to give all your private details - bank accounts, date of birth, job applications, positions held, educational status, assets (if any), marital status, number of children, number of dependents and any other personal data to the Salvation Army? You’re a committed Buddhist. Would you choose to reveal your...

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