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Connection and Celebration at the World's Parliament of Religions
At the height of racism in the US and Western colonialism, the Parliament was one attempt to mitigate human division and the sectarian passions.
This is the Way: Daoist Themes in Star Wars
Return of the Jedi resonates with themes, ideas, and symbolism from real-world religious traditions.
The Symbolism of a Kiss?
A single human action can take on multiple meanings, personal, social, cultural, and even moral and religious.
When Women's Fears are Twisted into Myth
Women should not be the subject or target of myth as they should not of any anti-abortion legislation. Rather, they should have the central and deciding voice in all matters regarding pregnancy care and childbirth.
On ChatGPT: A Letter to My Students
The rapid development of AI-generated content has led to something of a crisis in higher education.
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