Category Archives: Religious Freedom

UCC celebrates Muslim Community

From the United Church of Christ newsletter: UCC Clergy support California’s ‘Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month’ August 08, 2016 Written by Connie Larkman United Church of Christ congregations and clergy in California are celebrating the Golden State’s bold show of … Continue reading

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Eboo Patel speaks on creating pluralism out of diversity

Eboo Patel made some powerful observations about the hard work of learning how to get along with people who are different from you. The founder and director of the Interfaith Youth Core, based in Chicago, was at Santa Clara University … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama at Santa Clara

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in town on Monday, but he was meeting with a slightly different crowd: the entrepreneurs and business leaders of Silicon Valley. Under the auspices of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara … Continue reading

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Interreligious Relations in Cyberspace

I’m not particularly involved in those online “create your own world” multiplayer games, but recently I ran across some interesting conversation among players of an online simulation game called “NationStates.” Players create their own nations, and interact in a variety … Continue reading

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Religion in a campaign year

Anyone who is sensitive to how religion gets manipulated in politics can’t help but be disgusted by the way that the candidates are exhibiting the worst of name-calling and dismissing the faith of other Americans. From Rick Perry’s claiming that … Continue reading

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How the 1st Amendment Works

Dahlia Lithwick writes an excellent article in Slate this week on the case recently decided by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals which declared that it was inappropriate for meetings of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina … Continue reading

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This announcement came to me by way of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley (my alma mater): September 11 Anniversary on KRON4 News Weekend How does the controversy over the Park 51 project in New York City, and Pastor Terry … Continue reading

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