Tag Archives: religion

Be fair to your religious neighbor. Study their past

It’s important to know when people’s decisions are based on their religion. Important because, although we may not always agree with their faith, their firm beliefs fuel their everyday actions which then have an effect on everyone else. There are ...

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Actions speak louder than prayer

Whenever dark times are upon us the world stops. Everyone comes together in solidarity after a tragedy, but what does any of it really mean? Some of us change our profile pictures on social media as a visual sign of ...

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Kim Davis held in contempt: by the rest of the nation

On Thursday morning, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis was held in contempt of court and jailed. Good. Why was she held in contempt of court? Because she has been refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Supreme ...

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Your hatred: It’s a choice

For the first time ever, if you’re living in the United States, there is a more than 50 percent chance that you’re living in an area where same-sex marriage is legal. People are saying that this “momentum” will carry the ...

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Flash Prayer Held At The Free Speech Area

Fresno State’s Muslim Student Association held a flash prayer at the Free Speech Area Monday afternoon. The event was called Da’wah Day, which is organized to educate others on the Islam religion.

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The Choice Of Wearing A Hijab

A new generation of youth is slowly becoming the face of Muslim Women. The Hijab does not only refer to the headscarf a Muslim woman wears but to a lifestyle. The lifestyle, of a modest woman by covering the body, ...

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Speakers test limit of free speech

The Free Speech Area provides a place for the public to spread its message. The campus controls reservations of the platform, but the speakers are responsible for the reaction they receive from passersby.

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Fashion show features world cultures

The Punjab Sikh Awareness Society and the Muslim Student Association hosted an interfaith/multicultural fashion show at Fresno State on April 27 as a part of diversity awareness week.

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Religious preachers cause a scene in Free Speech Area

“Sister Pat” proudly held a bright-yellow sign with bold red and black letters that read, “YOU DESERVE HELL” during the past four days on campus. Pat has visited hundreds of university campuses during the past 35 years to spread the message of Jesus Christ, but her message isn’t always received well.

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Rick Perry: Still a Legitimate Presidential Candidate?

As a reporter, I like to stay away from leaning one way or another on the political front. But recently, one of the front runners has caught my eye, and after seeing his recent commercial, I know who I will not be voting for in 2012.

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Kristina Störk Graduate Art Show Opening Reception [gallery]

Fresno State graduate art student Kristina Störk welcomed the public to her exhibit opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Fresno State Conley Art Gallery.

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Notes & Asides, 9-14-11

This space received some criticism online from commenter Michael: "I see that this platform is turning into a “hit” parade of posters that challenge, which I didn’t see coming when I read the initial post as to why this was created. I find it odd."

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Notes & Asides, 9-7-11

In a recent blog post, I wrote, “The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause only prevents the federal government from establishing a state religion and from prohibiting a person from practicing their religion. By my reading, the First Amendment does not preclude prayer in public schools.” Commenter joshua4234 disagreed:

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Religious questions

The NYT’s Bill Keller has posted a list of religious-themed questions that he sent to the current crop of presidential candidates, ostensibly to see how intertwined their political views are with their religious views, but more likely because it will ...

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Forty days and 40 nights of sacrifice

Lent started two days ago on Ash Wednesday and lasts nearly 40 days and 40 nights until its end, the Easter holiday. In the duration of this time period, those who follow this Catholic tradition must give up their utmost temptation and endure the obstacles of self-control to test their own will power.

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Chick-Fil-A accused of discrimination

Chick-fil-A, the fast food restaurant chain that claims to have invented the chicken sandwich, has been accused of discriminating against employees in some locations nationwide.

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Taking down USA’s political religion

Here in America, much emphasis is placed on our inherent rights as human beings. The idea of individuals having natural, God-given rights is ingrained into the souls of the citizens of our country.

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Students participate in Thanksgiving trivia

Just how much do you know about the history surrounding Thanksgiving? See what some students answered when asked to test their knowledge in a little game of Thanksgiving trivia.

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