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How a growing number of Muslim women clerics are challenging traditional narratives

Recent terrorist attacks such as the one in London inevitably lead to coverage of Islamist ideology, Muslim culture and Muslim women’s rights. What …

The Myth of the Kindly General Lee

The legend of the Confederate leader’s heroism and decency is based in the fiction of a person who never existed.<p>The strangest part about the continued personality cult of Robert E. Lee is how few of the qualities his admirers profess to see in him he actually possessed.<p>Memorial Day has the …

We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future | Inc.com

Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers. It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do well, you are promised to get into a good college, have a successful career and live a happy, prosperous …

Communication Skills

Queen's chaplain resigns over cathedral Koran reading row saying he has a 'duty' to defend Christianity

A chaplain to the Queen has resigned after publicly criticising a church that allowed a Koran reading during its service as part of an interfaith project.<p>The Rev Gavin Ashenden, who until this week was one of the 33 special chaplains to the Queen, said the reading was “a fairly serious error” and …

Religion

The clergy at Trump’s inauguration belong to a church that believes poverty is a punishment for lack of faith

Jesus Christ famously said in the New Testament that it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:24). Prosperity theology is a strain of Christianity that preaches the opposite: they believe God makes the faithful rich, …

Donald Trump

A linguist explains how to write protest signs that everyone will remember

Language can be used to persuade, amuse, insult, and mobilize action. Few formats can accomplish these goals as ably or succinctly as the protest sign.<p>When you make a protest sign, you’re working with considerable linguistic constraints: Space is limited by what you (and your friends) can carry, …

Language

Gospel of Wealth Preachers At Inauguration

<b>Pardon me. This piece is admittedly too clever by half, but then again, so is The Gospel of Wealth.</b><p>Two preachers, male and female, both proponents of The Gospel of Wealth, will deliver prayers at Mr. Trump's Presidential Inauguration. These pastors are two out of many very rich American Protestant …

Class Tech Tips: 8 Tools to Create How-To Videos for Students

0<p>SHARES<p>Are you empowering your students as creators? One of my favorite ways to set a purpose for learning is to have students show off what they’ve …

Education Technology

'Letters to a Young Muslim' answers one of the hardest questions for Muslim American youth

In <i>Letters to a Young Muslim</i>, Omar Saif Ghobash gives advice — specifically to his young sons — about the difficult journey ahead as a young Muslim …

10 Mysterious Hidden Texts

The archaeological record is filled with hidden messages from the past. Often, these secret texts hide in plain sight. They are buried under …

Archaeology

SOAS students call for ‘white philosophers to be dropped from curriculum’

Students at University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) are calling for white philosophers to be largely removed from the …

Forget charter schools and vouchers — here are five business ideas school reformers should adopt

Donald Trumpnever tires of reminding us that he is a businessman, and inBetsy DeVos, he has nominated a secretary of Education who endorses a business model for improving elementary and secondary schooling. The problem is, it’s the wrong model.<p>DeVos' prescriptions include for-profit school …

Education

Gender Equality Un-Islamic, Women Only Fit to Give Birth: Sunni Leader

In a controversial remark, Sunni leader Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musliar today described as "un-Islamic" the concept of gender equality and said …

Islam

Your Mind Is Your Religion: Lama Yeshe on practice

When I talk about mind, I’m not just talking about my mind, my trip. I’m talking about the mind of each and every universal living being. The way we …

If You Are Too Triggered by Lessons About the Crucifixion, You Cannot Be a Religious Scholar

The University of Glasgow's policy denies reality.<p>Students in a Bible course at the University of Glasgow are being given trigger warnings before …

Jesus

Meet The 6 Religious Leaders Who Will Pray With Trump On Inauguration Day

The group includes two prosperity gospel preachers, one rabbi, one Catholic priest, one Hispanic Christian leader and the son of Billy Graham.<p>When President-elect Donald Trump steps up to the podium on Inauguration Day, he’ll be joined by six religious leaders ― more than any of his predecessors …

Donald Trump

Want to be part of the next wave of activism? Move to rural America

It took a few years before Micah White, the co-founder of Occupy Wall Street, could speak of the movement as a failure.<p>When White released the call for Occupy on 13 July 2011, the year was filled with optimism from the Arab Spring and an untested faith in the power of social media. At the time, …

Society

Is it better to beat temptation or never feel tempted at all?

When was the last time you were tempted, even briefly, to do something a little immoral? To lie, betray a friend’s confidence, cut in line, or take a …

Philosophy

Does a College Degree Still Matter?

A diploma is still an employer's best assurance a candidate possess the skills needed to help run a company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Go to school, focus on your studies, do all your school tasks, get a degree, get a good job and take care of business.<p>This age-old …

As socialist Venezuela collapses, socialist Bolivia thrives. Here’s why.

Venezuela’s economy is a catastrophe of Dickensian proportions. And for plenty of readers, that’s hardly a surprise. Every time I write about it, dozens pipe in with some variant on the same comment: “Socialism leading to total ruin — who would’ve thought?!” The temptation to read Venezuela’s …

Venezuela

Mapping How Inequality And Poverty Increasingly Go Hand In Hand

Though they are both problematic for local economies, the two factors didn’t used to be correlated. Now, they are–and that’s a real problem for working people.<p>Traditionally, income inequality and poverty have been treated as separate and unrelated phenomena. That an area is unequal, economically …

Income Inequality

Nearly a quarter of Americans are not religious: Why doesn’t that diversity show up in politics?

<b>(shutterstock/Salon/Mireia Triguero Roura)</b><p>About 1 in 4 Americans has no religious affiliation — but only 1of 538 members of Congress admits to that<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>January 6, 2017 9:59am (UTC)<p>Most people know that that Congress unfortunately doesn't look like the rest of the country. It's more male, …

Religion

The Genius Deck Helps Reset Your Brain When You’re Stuck on a Problem

When you take breaks, you come back to your work with a fresh perspective, and if you’re stuck, that perspective can often help you figure out a …

Creativity

This simple timeline puts the long, long history of slavery in perspective

The Twitter account @gloed_up shared this historical meme:<p>#BlackHistory pic.twitter.com/hpGyoxaR4W<p>— 1-800-WOKE-AF (@gloed_up) January 4, 2017

The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi

A couple of years ago, when Coldplay’s Chris Martin was going through a divorce from the actress Gwyneth Paltrow and feeling down, a friend gave him a book to lift his spirits. It was a collection of poetry by Jalaluddin Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet, translated by Coleman Barks. “It …

Americans — not just liberals — have a religious literacy problem

The idea that liberals and cultural elites suffer from religious illiteracy is now widely accepted, by both the accusers and the accused.New York Timesexecutive editor Dean Baquet confessed to NPR’s Terry Gross that “media powerhouses don't quite get religion.” Former Obama White House staffer and …

True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame

Robert C. Solomon died suddenly in early January of 2007, shortly before the official publication date of this book. After some forty other books, …

Philosophy

The Villain Who Gave Us ‘Mother of God’

Cyril was one of the most powerful theological figures of the early Christian church—but he also turned monks in bloodthirsty mobs when it suited his …

Theology

Why I became a Catholic in spite of everything I heard

Whatever the Protestants' arguments against becoming a Catholic, the unique and exemplary sinfulness of Catholics was not one<p>I had told the story to …

Theology

Top 10 Books About Muslims And Islam

Media stereotypes and misinformation about Muslims are nothing new. In a post-election world, Muslims are finding more allies who often want to help but don't know much about us. More and more of our fellow Americans have questions and need answers.<p>In on online forum recently, someone asked me …