9/11 Commemoration 2015 – No Compulsion in Religion: The Challenges of Faith & Freedom


September 10, 2015
Begins at 6pm
Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church, 2447 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Details: http://files.ctctcdn.com/12eb566b001/69c6b400-e13b-4ec4-b117-51d33ad3c678.pdf
From their flyer: “We live in a multi-faith society. Yet, historically, our faith traditions have not taught us how to let others be themselves. Accordingly, compulsion has become a default stance. It’s important to remember that there are teachings in our traditions which remind us that there is no compulsion in religion. Or is there? Is there such a teaching in our traditions? And, if so, what is its application to society?” This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Pennsylvania, The Religion and Society Center, and the Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council.

August 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

2 Women Set to Graduate From Ranger School Are Experienced Officers


FORT BENNING, Ga. — With the military poised to expand combat roles to women, the first two female soldiers who will graduate from the Army’s grueling Ranger School have already click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/us/women-army-ranger-school-kristen-griest-shaye-haver.html?emc=edit_th_20150820&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626&_r=0

August 29, 2015 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

Book Ban in Venice Ignites a Gay Rights Battle


There is the story of the male dog who aspired to be a ballerina. The one about the little boy who wanted to be a princess, and a princess who wanted to be a soccer player. The tale of the penguin egg hatched and adopted by two male penguins (based on a real story at the Central Park Zoo in New York). And another about a little boy who learns to live with a physical disability, metaphorically depicted as a little saucepan that bangs around in his wake. click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/world/europe/venice-childrens-books-ban.html?emc=edit_th_20150819&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626&_r=0

August 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm Leave a comment

Judge Invalidates Component of Foreign Student Work Program


A federal judge’s ruling last week invalidated the 17-month extension for postgraduation work training for international students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, but stayed the decision until February to give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) time to submit the rules for the program for public comment.
click here to read more https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/08/17/judge-invalidates-component-foreign-student-work-program?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=32623deadd-DNU20150817&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-32623deadd-198440241

August 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment

Confronting Slavery at Long Island’s Oldest Estates


“The floor was very hard, and the bugs were terrible,” Mr. McGill, 54, recalled recently. “I woke up at about 3 a.m. to the sound of dogs barking in the distance. I’m not sure ‘spooky’ is the word, but the thought did run through my head of all those who had tried to escape.” The experience stuck with him, and in 2010 he formally began the Slave Dwelling Project, with the goal of filling what he calls “a void in preservation” at Southern plantations and beyond.

click here to read more…http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/arts/confronting-slavery-at-long-islands-oldest-estates.html?emc=edit_th_20150814&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626

August 27, 2015 at 7:22 am Leave a comment

‘Key & Peele’ Ends While Nation Could Still Use a Laugh


The scene is a hauntingly familiar one: A white police officer stalks an unarmed black man in a dark alley and slams the man’s head into the open door of his patrol car.

But then, click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/us/key-peele-ends-while-nation-could-still-use-a-laugh.html?emc=edit_th_20150816&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626&_r=0

August 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Red Cross Offers Workshops in International Law to Hamas

GAZA CITY — A new training regimen for fighters in Hamas’s armed wing employs slide presentations and a whiteboard rather than Kalashnikov rifles and grenades. The young men wear polo shirts instead of fatigues and black masks. They do not chant anti-Israel slogans, but discuss how the Geneva Conventions governing armed conflict dovetail with Islamic principles.

click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/world/middleeast/red-cross-offers-workshops-in-international-law-to-hamas.html?emc=edit_th_20150816&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626

August 26, 2015 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

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