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Counter prejudice and discrimination, promote intercultural understanding, and foster mutual respect.
Counter prejudice and discrimination, promote intercultural understanding, and foster mutual respect.

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Is there anything you should be doing during Ramadan so you don't come across as insensitive to your fasting friends?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: No. But you can earn some cool points if you follow these 10 tips.

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Great Story. 

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RIPrince

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On a typical Friday night in Houston, many young people are out drinking at bars or curled up watching Netflix, grateful to be done with the obligations of the workweek. But in a few Houston homes, Jews in their 20s and 30s have opted to fill these evenings with a different kind of obligation: strictly observing Shabbat, or the Jewish Sabbath. This means no texting, no music, no use of electronics, no driving, no meeting last-minute deadlines, no carrying objects outside of a few hundred square yards. It is a choice to embrace ritual over leisure, a sacrifice of freedom in behavior, diet, and dress for an ancient set of rules.

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I don’t really remember 9/11 happening — I was only 6 years old at the time.

But I do remember the consequences for my Arab-Muslim immigrant family.

Only a few months earlier, we had emigrated from Middle East to Vancouver, Washington. Suddenly my father started calling himself Kyle instead of Khaled. My mother nicknamed me Mike in public for my own safety.

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Some animals have been observed performing the same rituals over and over, leading scientists to speculate that they might have a sense of the sacred.

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An ING Speaker was in Santa Cruz to deliver a “Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith” presentation at Calvary Episcopal Church. With 70 attendees from across the community, the presentation was standing room only and included a lively Q&A session. One of the organizers told us: “I can’t thank you enough for your excellent presentation. We’re still talking about it! In fact, what I learned was very useful in helping me correct some misconceptions of friends the very next day. This is exactly the kind of broader impact we hope will come of discussions like this. Peace be with you.”

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Sifting through the crop tops and sheer blouses for sale at Junee, a boutique in Borough Park, Brooklyn, is an unexpected clientele: some of New York City’s most modest women.

Filled with bright colors and the latest fashions, the store specializes in outfitting Hasidic women, who follow a deeply conservative sartorial doctrine that, among other things, requires their elbows, collarbones and knees to always be covered, and if married, their hair to be hidden under a scarf or wig.

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Religion continues to provide inspiration for movies and TV shows, as several recent projects released in movie theaters and on TV demonstrate that faith-based storytelling continues to be popular in Hollywood.

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Science versus faith. It’s a heavyweight match-up between two often entirely opposed different worldviews that has been playing out for centuries.

Whatever tension exists between the ideas of those who lean more toward faith versus others more inclined toward reason, the roots of the conflict could trace back to the structure of our brains, according to a new study.
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