Anti-Semitism in Greece: How Real?

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w.goldendawngreece-052214In a recent article in The Jewish Daily Forward, Gavin Rabinowitz discusses the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) report that Greece is the most anti-semitic nation in Europe. Reporting on a global anti-Semitism survey Gavin states, “With 69 percent of Greeks espousing anti-Semitic views, according to the survey, Greece was on par with Saudi Arabia, more anti-Semitic than Iran (56 percent) and nearly twice as anti-Semitic as Europe’s second-most anti-Semitic country, France (37 percent). To read more, click here.

Anti-Semitism Still A Reality

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According to a report by the Vienna-based European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), anti-Semitism remains a reality for many Jews in Europe. To read more, click here.

Rethinking Secularism: The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere

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Four of the world’s leading public intellectuals came together to discuss “Rethinking Secularism.”  In an electrifying symposium convened by the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU, speakers give  powerful accounts of religion in the public sphere. Charles Taylor offers insights on “Why We need A radical Redefinition of Secularism,” Judith Butler poses the question, “Is Judaism Zionism? Religious Sources for the Critique of Violence?” and Cornel West speaks about “Prophetic Religion and the Future of Capitalist Civilization.” To listen to the symposium, click here.

Report: Catholic Attitudes On Gay and Lesbian Issues: A Comprehensive Portrait from Recent Research

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Catholics are more supportive of legal recognitions of same-sex relationships than members of any other Christian tradition and Americans overall. Nearly three-quarters of Catholics favor either allowing gay and lesbian people to marry (43%) or allowing them to form civil unions (31%). Only 22% of Catholics say there should be no legal recognition of a gay couple’s relationship. To read the full report from the Public Religion Research Institute read here.

The Miniature Earth

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If the Earth had only 100 people, this is what it would be like. The haunting video is an important reminder about world poverty and interconnection. To read more about the Miniature Earth Project, click here.

Dialogue of Reason: Science and Faith in the Black Community

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This is an interesting video about the influence and clashes of science and religion for many African Americans. The video if from The Richard Dawkins Foundation.

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