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9/11: An Expat's View

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 11:02 AM

The anniversary of 9/11 affects all Americans, including those who live abroad. I lived in New York City. I now live in Tartu, Estonia, a university town in northern Europe. And so, I also think about this day, and what it means Eleven years have passed, but the effects are...

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A Spiritual Declaration of Independence From Hate

(1) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 6:00 PM

America has a birthday. How people celebrate their birthdays tells us much about them. What is their identity? What do they value? How do they see the course of their life? And what meaning or purpose do they find in their lives, if any? This is true not only of...

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Plans for a Koran Burning Show a Gainesville Church's Bigotry

(504) Comments | Posted July 31, 2010 | 10:15 AM

Bigotry is always ugly, and Islamophobia is no exception. The paranoid notion that all Muslims are terrorists reached a new high (or low) with the news that a church in Gainesville, Florida plans to burn a stack of Korans on the anniversary of 9-11. According to the Religion...

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