The Pluralism Project Launches Updated and Online Version of On Common Ground: World Religions in America

ppThe multimedia CD-ROM version of this came out in 1999, and I’ve used it in many of my classes–great that this resource is now online. Contains a lot of my work in NYC for the Pluralism Project at Harvard back in the ’90s that led to my dissertation and book on Flushing, as well as how the rest of the religious landscape of the country has changed since 1965.

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Taking On Rules to Ease Sikhs’ Path to the Army

The_New_York_Times_logoUntil 1974, Sikhs (who have been in the U.S. since the late 19th c) were allowed to serve in the military with unshorn hair and beards. But in the 1980s, stricter rules regarding personal appearance were enacted and since 9/11 many Sikhs have become targets of ignorant anti-Muslim hostility. This story is a hopeful step…

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