Other Traditions

Satanic Temple Files Discrimination Complaint Against the Boston City Council 

March 4, 2019
Council meeting invocation speakers are invited by the City Council President “based on a personal relationship she has with them.” According to the members of The Satanic Temple, the City Council discriminated against them by denying them the opportunity to say the opening prayer at a recent public meeting. The City Council meetings typically begin […]

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“Atheist Christmas Coloring Book” Teaches How Christmas Was Created Through A Melting Pot of Traditions and Fairy Tales - World Religion News

November 8, 2018
The “Atheist Christmas Coloring Book” is aimed towards the rational thinker. Rick Marazzani's The book, even though it uses the word Christmas, does not perpetuate the Christian belief. It instead explains the origins of Christmas along with the multiple legends which blend to form the tale we read now. The Atheist Christmas Coloring Book represents […]

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2017 Nov 04

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

(All day)

Location: 

45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, USA
In its 19th year Jamaica Plain's Latin American Cultural Family Network, La Piñata returns to Spontaneous Celebrations with their traditional Latin American Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration! A holiday remembering and connecting with family and friends who have passed on. OUTSIDE, a traditional community altar (with fire) will be built, where all are welcome to come and remember/celebrate loved ones lost. As always, the fire ceremony will include traditional live music and dancing by the kids of La Piñata (... Read more about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

How Amish farm produce gets to Whole Foods—without the internet, tractors, or phones

August 2, 2017
Across Pennsylvania, Amish farming communities are differentiated from their neighbors by technological abstention. The members of the Clarion County Amish community are no exception. They do not own phones, and do not operate computers or motor vehicles. And yet, these same farmers are adapting, collaborating with their non-Amish neighbors to stay competitive in a food marketplace increasingly defined by technological advancement and centralization.
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President Obama Signs Bill Specifically Granting Atheists Protection Against Persecution - World Religion News

December 30, 2016
THE FRANK R. WOLF INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT WILL NOT ONLY PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF THE RELIGIOUS, BUT OF THE NON-RELIGIOUS TOO AND PREVENT HARASSMENT OF ATHEISTS. Atheists, humanists, and other freethinkers will finally be given official protection against harassment by the U.S. government. This has been made possible after U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. The updated Act will not only benefit religious minorities in America, but will also enable the government to intervene in cases of persecution of religious...
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Dr. Susan Sered

The Religion, Health, and Healing Initiative (RHHI), under the direction of Dr. Susan Sered, was established in September 2000 in order to further cross-... Read more about Susan Sered
ssered@suffolk.edu
Suffolk University
Boston, MA

Dr. Timothy Cahill

Dr. Timothy Cahill is associate professor of Asian religions at Loyola University New Orleans. From 1998-2006, he led a project to map the religious... Read more about Timothy Cahill
tccahill@loyno.edu
Loyola University
New Orleans, LA

Dr. David Damrel

Dr. David Damrel became a Pluralism Project affiliate in 2002 while teaching religious studies at Arizona State University. He developed a course to engage... Read more about David Damrel
ddamrel@uscupstate.edu
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

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