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San Diego State’s National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature: What Kids’ Books Say About Culture

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By looking at the books we create for young people, we can learn a lot about what we value, says center director Dr. Joseph Thomas.

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UW-Milwaukee Authority on Martin Luther Available to Discuss 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

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“New Children of Israel”

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In his new book available today, “New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization,” Nathan Devir, assistant professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Utah, explores the next defining moment for the Jewish people — the inclusion of millions of unrecognized Jews from Africa and Asia.

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Johns Hopkins Study Probes Psilocybin, Meditation, and Personality Traits

Psilocybin-occasioned experience, in conjunction with meditation and other daily spiritual practices, can yield significant and enduring increases in personal traits such as altruism, gratitude, forgiveness, and interpersonal closeness, as well as decreases in fear of death, according to a recent Johns Hopkins research study.

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Catholic Church’s Move Away From Fossil Fuels Sets It Up as Sustainability Leader

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Survey: Majority of Americans say Muslims are more "Them" than "Us"

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A new University of Delaware Center for Political Communication/ RABA Research national poll found nearly three-fourths (71%) of Americans surveyed view Muslims as being more "them" than "us." The results underscore that there is confusion and lack of understanding when it comes to Muslims.

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Red Cosmetic Powder Used in Hindu Ceremonies Contains Unsafe Lead Levels

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Rutgers researchers say that lead levels in sindoor, a red powder used in Hindu ceremonies, is a real concern that must be addressed.

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Black, White or Multicultural: Constructing Race in Two Countries

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A new study demonstrates the strong influence ancestry plays in Americans’ interpretation of whether someone is black, white or multiracial, highlighting differences in the way race is socially constructed in the U.S. compared to other parts of the world.

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The Internet May Be Secular, but Religious Americans Aren’t Worried, Baylor Religion Survey Finds

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Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.







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