It's well known that some of the biggest issues of our time are polarized along religious or political lines, meaning that people with different religious and political affiliations tend to have different beliefs on these issues.
College students’ social encounters on campus shape their college experience. Therefore, it is imperative that campuses foster inclusive environments where all students feel valued, respected and celebrated. This in mind, the need for a sense of belonging is more pressing than ever. Our society’s tendency to display racial intolerance, cultural disengagement and lack of understanding across differences calls for more culturally aware campuses.
BALTIMORE, Sept. 18, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the Center for Tropical Agriculture Research and Education (CATIE) will host this year´s National Cocoa Forum in Managua, Nicaragua on September 19 and 20. At the forum, LWR will present an innovative and user-friendly toolkit designed to help farmers, cooperatives and agricultural extension workers to improve cocoa production and processing as well as strengthen their business models.
Reverend Clare Butterfield, Executive Director of Faith in Place in Chicago, Illinois, works with over 700 congregations of all faiths, to help them connect with what their faith teaches about environmental stewardship. In this video, Rev. Butterfield explains that different religions have different teachings that relate to environmental stewardship. For example, in the Bahai faith, people understand that the natural world reflects the nature and presence of the Creator, so that whatever people do to nature is done to the Creator.