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Weekend News & Commentary --- February 6--7, 2016

On Thursday, the West Virginia State House narrowly passed a right-to-work bill, according to Lydia DePillis at the Washington Post.  Although Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is expected to veto the bill, it passed by a vote of 54-46, and overriding Tomblin’s veto requires only a simple majority vote.   383 more words

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Bielefeldt et al, "Freedom of Religion or Belief"

In March, the Oxford University Press will release “Freedom of Religion or Belief: An International Law Commentary,” by Heiner Bielefeldt (United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief), Nazila Ghanea (University of Oxford), and Michael Wiener (Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and University of Oxford).   238 more words

Scholarship Roundup

World Religion Day: Celebrating Differences and Embracing Similarities

World Religion Day serves as a timely reminder of the good that can come from faiths uniting together for a better world. 688 more words

Employee Engagement

Fox, "The Unfree Exercise of Religion"

In February, the Cambridge University Press will release “The Unfree Exercise of Religion: A World Survey of Discrimination Against Religious Minorities,” by Jonathan Fox (Bar Ilan University).   211 more words

Scholarship Roundup

Diversity, Academic Freedom, and Racism

As a writer and editor, I am concerned that words are used with precision. In the modern world, some words are often given specific overtones that go beyond their literal meaning. 804 more words

Social And Political Issues

Some preliminary observations on the San Bernardino, California, shootings

By Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.             December 11, 2015

The December 2, 2015 attack on the Department of Public Health employees of San Bernardino County in California, at a gathering at the Inland Regional Center, has been alleged to have been carried out by Syed Rizwan Farook, who was also employed by the same department, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, which killed fourteen people and injured twenty-two. 1,909 more words

Fazal Rahman Ph.D.

Trump stokes fear of "the different"

Donald Trump has made headlines recently with his suggestion that Muslims be banned from entering the U.S. Many progressive people wonder why he seems to have such a large base of support. 992 more words

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