Religious qualities

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  • This book is based on a seven - year study very generously supported by the John Templeton Foundation. We are especially grateful to Arthur Schwartz, formerly executive vice president at the foundation, who approached us eight years ago with the idea of undertaking this national study of students ’ search for meaning and purpose. Thank you, Arthur, for your enormous support and early guidance in conceptualizing the study and for challenging us to think critically, creatively, and expansively.

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  • Some events may appeal to terrorists for a number of reasons, including an anniversary date, religious holiday, a particular location, the nature of the event, or those who will be included among the participants. Communities can identify terrorist organizations that may be attracted to their event for any number of reasons and can prepare accordingly. Knowledge is an advantage. Know the possible risks that the event poses and the audience that the event will attract.

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  • In Latin America, the rates of institutionalization of older people range from 1% to 4%. Institutional care is no longer considered unacceptable for an older person but is seen as an alternative for families. The government-sponsored asilos, large institutions resembling the early English workhouses, have been converted into smaller facilities with professional staff from many disciplines. Other homes are operated by religious communities of immigrant origin.

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  • In the Christian tradition, the doctrine of ‘just war’ has evolved throughout the last 1,700 years, originating with St. Augustine and later significantly shaped by St Thomas Aquinas, both of whom developed ideas of the Greek philosopher Aristotle and the Roman philosopher Cicero. 15 Saint Augustine (354-430) served as Bishop of Hippo for 34 years. His idea of just war has two foundations. The first, owing much to the Eastern religious traditions, is that in all things a person should not act out of selfish considerations.

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  • , In some countries, persistent inequity has resulted in socially and politically volatile populations; frustrated youth are vulnerable to the appeals of fundamentalist, religious or political groups. 9 The lack of opportunities to improve their lives leaves young people with nowhere to go and no one to turn to: they become caught in the poverty trap, and escape, for many, can seem like an impossible dream.

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  • Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về hóa học được đăng trên tạp chí sinh học đề tài : Engagement of patients in religious and spiritual practices: Confirmatory results with the SpREUK-P 1.1 questionnaire as a tool of quality of life research

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  • Sarah and Angelina Grimké were born in Charleston, South Carolina; Sarah, Nov. 26, 1792; Angelina, Feb. 20, 1805. They were the daughters of the Hon. John Fauchereau Grimké, a colonel in the revolutionary war, and judge of the Supreme Court of South Carolina. His ancestors were German on the father's side, French on the mother's; the Fauchereau family having left France in consequence of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685.

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  • Only recently have Indigenous Peoples in North America begun to revitalize traditions openly and without fear of persecution. We must remember that it is only since the 1970s that legal bans on healing/religious ceremonies such as the Sundance have been lifted. This Indigenous literature is often found outside of academia and within Native organizations and their resource libraries, research reports (founded either by government or community bodies) and Web sites such as American Indian Physicians Association, the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization.

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  • The average American consumes an estimated 50 tons of food in a lifetime. This staggering amount of food represents the sum of daily choices each of us makes regarding the type, quality, and quantity of foods. These critical choices in turn reflect a complex interplay of many factors, including family upbringing, religious or philosophical beliefs, as well as practical matters, such as the cost and availability of foods and beverages. Importantly, Americans are increasingly selecting food for health reasons.

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  • Legend has it that the first diamonds were found in India 8,000 years ago along the Penner, Krishna and Godavari rivers. Prized for their physical qualities, diamonds were used to decorate religious icons and as engraving and polishing tools. From early on, they were associated with wealth, status and well-being. Historians believe the international diamond trade began about 1,000 years ago when traders began transporting rough stones from India across Arabia. The stones were cut and polished before being sold on the European continent to royalty and aristocrats.

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  • Despite these problems, even conservative countries have made headway in incorporating high quality sexuality education in the schools. Although not an easy or quick process, opposition to sexuality education can be diminished through active engagement of religious leaders, parents, and teacher groups. Advocates for sexuality education in Nigeria must plan accordingly for such long-term engagement and not expect overnight success.

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  • All people, including those living in humanitarian settings, have the right to reproductive health (RH). To exercise this right, affected populations must have an enabling environ- ment and access to comprehensive RH information and services so they can make free and informed choices. Quality RH services must be based on the needs of the affected populations, particularly the needs of women and girls. They must respect the religious and ethical values and cultural backgrounds of the communities, while conforming to universally recognized international human rights standards. ...

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  • The objective of medicine is to address people’s unavoidable needs for emotional and physical healing. The discipline has evolved over millennia by drawing on the religious beliefs and social structures of numerous indigenous peoples, by exploit- ing natural products in their environments, and more recently by developing and validating therapeutic and preventive approaches using the scientific method.

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