Religion Principal

Our children don’t need a “deshbhakti” program

In the age of competitive hyper-nationalism and demonstrative patriotism, it’s hard not to be some sort of “deshbhakt”. Yet, as a teacher and perpetual wanderer, I urge my students not to be the bhakt of any particular deity, be it a nation, political doctrine, or organized religion. My fear is that a bhakt often loses the ability to decondition his …

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From love songs to kurta advertisements, Urdu is popular with Indians. Why do Hindutva’s followers hate him so much?

Even by the criteria of Hindutva outrage, what happened on Tuesday looked ludicrous: Some Indians, including top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, were angry that clothing brand FabIndia had named a Diwali collection in urdu. They claimed that the Urdu language simply cannot be associated with a Hindu festival. A nervous FabIndia quickly withdrew the publicity for the collection …

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Letter from the school principal: “We must do better”

Principal of Paso Robles High School” width=”472″ height=”313″ srcset=”https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/anthony-overton.jpg 600w, https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/anthony-overton-300×199.jpg 300w, https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/anthony-overton-200×133.jpg 200w” sizes=”(max-width: 472px) 100vw, 472px”/> Anthony Overton, Principal of Paso Robles High School. A letter to Bearcat families, students, faculty, staff and the community: Every day we strive to make Paso Robles High School a safe and welcoming environment where students can prepare for college, career and …

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Rastafarian high school student in Ghana struggles to keep his hair

Tyrone Iras Marhguy had to make a difficult decision after being accepted into the high school of his choice: his faith or his education. An official from the elite Achimota school in Ghana told the teenager that he should cut off his dreadlocks before enrolling. For Marhguy, who is Rastafarian, cutting his dreadlocks is not negotiable so he and his …

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Ken Bridges Quanah Parker lived between two different worlds

Quanah Parker became a respected leader of the Comanche nation at the end of the Plains Indian Wars. He has spent much of his life caught between two worlds. He was the son of a white settler and a Comanche chief. And he had to lead his tribe in the difficult transition from their ancient traditions to life on the …

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Religion and G-20: With faith you can move mountains

The Group of 20 Economic Summit will bring together the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies in Rome at the end of this month. Presidents, prime ministers, financial leaders and experts will come together to explore and solve the global problems facing the peoples of the world through the lens of the economy. The outlook is cloudy, however, as …

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The Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation partners with the University of Toronto | Business

NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 12, 2021– Foreshadowing a dynamic era for Iranian studies, the Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation today announced an innovative multi-year partnership between the University of Toronto and the Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation. This new alliance will be dedicated to sharing with the world exciting new research in two key areas – Iranian women poets and Iranian …

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