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On the surface, the book appears more cultural studies than religious studies, but this is in fact the book's greatest strength: the essays force us not only to recognise the persuasiveness of origins narratives, but also to consider how intertwined religion is with the other social institutions.
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A group of students in Ottawa have demanded the removal of a statue of Gandhi on the campus of Carleton University because he expressed “anti-black” ideas when he worked in South Africa. Others defend memorializing Gandhi because of his legacy of opposing British rule of India, promoting [...]

Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Source: Culture on the Edge

I recently walked past a bus shelter displaying an advert for new flavours of Diet Coke — Feisty Cherry and Exotic Mango — bearing the exhortation “because you're an early adopter.”

This tickled my inner Marxist. Maybe I've been watching too much Mad [...]

Tue, Apr 03, 2018
Source: Culture on the Edge
Screenshot of NPR article on Unification Sanctuary ceremony

Words matter. Which words we use to describe a person or a group can have a significant impact on the image that our description and analysis constructs. In the aftermath of the Parkland School shooting a few weeks ago, a Pennsylvania ceremony that involved the blessing of AR-15s drew [...]

Wed, Mar 28, 2018
Source: Culture on the Edge