Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos (Spanish)

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Camus’ “The Myth of Sisyphus”: A Close Reading of the Absurd

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No one who lives in the sunlight makes a failure of his life. Albert Camus, Notebooks

  • Launchpad: “The Grand Inquisitor” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Created January 14, 2015

    Launchpad: “The Grand Inquisitor” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    By Ed Marks and Dan Cummings, revised by Joe Phelan

    About the Author

    In the spring of 1849, Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881) faced a Russian firing squad. He had been accused of the political crime of promoting utopian socialism, a popular ideology that threatened the deeply conservative government of Czar Nicholas I. Just as the order was being given to the firing squad to shoot, a messenger appeared with an edict from the Czar commuting the sentence to four years of hard labor in Siberia.

    Religious Freedom Day

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    Muslims walking in NYC with American flags

    Religious Worlds of New York: The Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity

    This site is the product of the Religious Worlds institute, a project of the Interfaith Center of New York and Union Theological Seminary, with support from the NEH. The site offers an array of lesson plans, curriculum idea, and professional development based on NEH Summer Institutes for School Teachers that delve into the doctrines of the world's major religions and encourage academically grounded engagement with the social realities of contemporary religious communities.

    President Barack Obama gives commendment address at Notre Dame University

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    May 17, 2009
    Albert Einstein

    PBS: "The Jewish Americans"

    David Grubin’s landmark documentary series explores 350 years of Jewish American history. This quintessentially American story chronicles the struggle of a tiny minority who make their way into the American mainstream while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews. It includes essays on Jewish life in America, video clips, and resources for educators.

    Albert Einstein

    PBS: "The Jewish Americans"

    David Grubin’s landmark documentary series explores 350 years of Jewish American history. This story chronicles the struggle of a tiny minority who make their way into the American mainstream while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews. It includes essays on Jewish Life in America, video clips, and resources for educators.