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Newsletter from the Parliament of Religions. 2011, Nov. 23

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YouTube and the Language of Dialogue, The Beauty in Science and the Beauty in Judaism,
and Eid Al-Adha in Pictures

The Parliament Newsletter

YouTube and the
Language of Dialogue

by Stephen Pihlaja

If you've ever read comments that viewers post on YouTube videos, you know that the Internet can be a rough place for dialogue. Although online interaction between users of different backgrounds presents a unique opportunity for developing mutual understanding and empathy, it is unfortunately often marked by offence and misunderstanding. YouTube videos and comments in particular have a bad reputation for being incendiary and ugly, with users frequently forgetting that there is a face on the other side of the screen. Slurs and insults quickly consume the opportunity for dialogue, with little chance for mutual understanding.


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The Beauty in Science and the Beauty in Judaism

by Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Think about the most inspiring piece of art you have ever looked at. Or the most powerful book you have ever read. Or the most moving play or movie you've seen.

Now -- why did you find it so beautiful?

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Eid Al-Adha in Pictures
 

Eid Al-Adha

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 Parliament Webinar Series
Ending Poverty: Practical Steps for Those Inspired by Their Faith


Katherine Marshall

December 14, 2011
10:00am U.S. Central Time 

Katherine Marshall
Senior Fellow Register Now
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs


This webinar will address spiritual and practical imperatives that emerge from the intersections of religion and development. We now approach the culmination of the Millennium Development Goal challenge set in the year 2000. What are the successes, flops, and challenges we must face to create greater equity in our communities and around the world? Learn More...

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White House Diwali Emphasizes Seva
by Anju Bhargava

The White House celebrated Diwali invoking the spiritual significance for Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists, and recognized the contributions of the Dharmic community. The White House also highlighted its efforts to reach out and include the community in the government process and in service.

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