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Opinion: Refugees′ responsibility | Opinion | DW.COM | 15.09.2015

Opinion: Refugees′ responsibility | Opinion | DW.COM | 15.09.2015 | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
Germany's welcoming of refugees made headlines around the world, but integrating these people will take decades and oblige the state and the new arrivals to live up to their responsibilities, says Verica Spasovska.
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Thomas Aquinas: Talking about Difference

Thomas Aquinas: Talking about Difference | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
Thomas Aquinas is the best-known philosopher in the Medieval European tradition. What relevance does he have for activists and radicals today? In the first of a three-part series, Andrew Robinson explores the context and concerns of Aquinas's work. 
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Moscow and the Mosque | Foreign Affairs

Moscow and the Mosque | Foreign Affairs | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
If Russians were holding their breath in the run-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics, it was with good reason.
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Its time secularism is shaken free of its Modi-obsessed stupor - Hindustan Times

Its time secularism is shaken free of its Modi-obsessed stupor - Hindustan Times | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
If secularism is unable to find a new identity, then Modi will be proved right when he says secularism Congress-style, is simply opportunism, taking the easy way out such as setting up a minorities ministry.
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Richard Dawkins has lost: meet the new new atheists

Richard Dawkins has lost: meet the new new atheists | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
The atheist spring that began just over a decade ago is over, thank God. Richard Dawkins is now seen by many, even many non-believers, as a joke figure, shaking his…
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End of Postcolonialism and the Challenge for 'Non-European' Thought

End of Postcolonialism and the Challenge for 'Non-European' Thought | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
A lively debate has been going on lately in Al Jazeera, following the question posed by Hamid Dabashi in an article provocatively titled "Can Non-Europeans Think"? Dabashi's piece, published earlie...
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The life and death of words, people, and even nature

The life and death of words, people, and even nature | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
Galeano's new book focuses on what's most human, beautiful, grasping and exploitative, on this small, crowded planet.
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Transition Q & A: Sarah Kendzior

Transition Q & A: Sarah Kendzior | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
Sarah Kendzior earned her PhD in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. She is now a columnist for Al Jazeera English, a public speaker, a researcher and a consultant. Find her onlin...
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Time to Help College Professors be Better Teachers

Time to Help College Professors be Better Teachers | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
If we want more students to succeed in college, we have to turn full attention to the craft of university-level teaching.
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Twin Gods, Twin Fears: Religion and Politics

Twin Gods, Twin Fears: Religion and Politics | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
Modern democracies have many lessons to learn from history about how religion can be treacherous. But the temptation to ban traditional religion from democratic politics will not ultimately serve democratic purposes.
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Book Review: Hijab, Meaning, Identity Otherization and Politics: British Muslim Women by Alyssa Beall

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Islamic and Western Values

The cultural distance between the West and Islam is narrower than Westerners think. Muslim societies are more humane than portrayed in the West, while Western societies often fail to live up to their liberal mythology. Islam has protected other religions and avoided fascism, racism, and genocide. Citizens of Muslim countries may be more vulnerable to their governments and political violence, but their streets are safer and their families more stable. We could all benefit from Islamic values.
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Why Islam doesn’t need a reformation | Mehdi Hasan

Why Islam doesn’t need a reformation | Mehdi Hasan | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
Those who are calling for a ‘Muslim Martin Luther’ should be careful what they wish for
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Religion and the secular left: subaltern studies, Birsa Munda and Maoists by Alpa Shah « Anthropology of this Century

Religion and the secular left: subaltern studies, Birsa Munda and Maoists by Alpa Shah « Anthropology of this Century | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
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Should India be Secular or Hindu?

Should India be Secular or Hindu? | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
For Hindi Version go to : भारत का स्वरुप कैसा हो? सेकुलर या हिन्दू? "Hinduism, which is the most skeptical and the most believing of all, the most skeptical because it has questioned and experiment...
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‘Craving Middleness’: A Critique

‘Craving Middleness’: A Critique | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
By Anjum Altaf I have not read a piece as often in recent days as Craving Middleness. It identifies a problem that is central to the Pakistani predicament – the widening divide between those who co...
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Our secularisms - Indian Express

Our secularisms - Indian Express | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
Our secularisms - New India needs a secularism embedded in institutional commitments
For those who care about secularism, the politics of who can be labelled secular is a puzzle. S
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The Ideas of Indians

The Ideas of Indians | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
WHERE DID THE IDEAS that shaped the political foundations of modern India originate? What were the sources of the commitments that guided its constitutional imagination and its understanding of demo
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The perversions of M. Foucault by Roger Kimball - The New Criterion

The perversions of M. Foucault by Roger Kimball - The New Criterion | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
On The Passion of Michel Foucault by James Miller.
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The closing of American academia

The closing of American academia | Anthropology of Secularism | Scoop.it
The plight of adjunct professors highlights the end of higher education as a means to prosperity.
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II. Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion. Mill, John Stuart. 1869. On Liberty

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Craving Middleness

By Maryam Sakeenah I travel across two worlds in my 20-minute commuting distance between both my workplaces: a modern religious school and a private grammar school where scions of Pakistan’s moneye...
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‘Craving Middleness’: A Critique

By Anjum Altaf I have not read a piece as often in recent days as Craving Middleness. It identifies a problem that is central to the Pakistani predicament – the widening divide between those who co...
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