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8 Books for Children for the Season of Nonviolence

January 30 marked the beginning of the Season of Nonviolence, a 64-day international campaign that begins on the anniversary of the death of Mohandas Gandhi and ends on April 4, the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Human Rights Politics

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6 Authors To Read for Black History Month

If you’re looking to diversify your reading list, Black History Month is a great time to pick up a book by an African American author who you may not have heard about. Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison and Alex Haley ar ...

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Religion on the Wall Calendar

While human societies throughout history have marked time by the passage of the sun and the change of the seasons, modern global society has come to agree on a civil calendar by which nearly all people in the world are u ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

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Songs About Civil Rights for Martin Luther King Day

Americans remember Martin Luther King in January. February is African American History Month. Add these songs to your playlist to start a discussion about civil rights, race and resistance in your community. John Legend ...

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7 Movies That Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the third Monday of January, Americans remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If he had lived, he would be 90 years old in 2019. Movies don’t always portray him accurately, but they are a good place to start learn ...

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Epiphany, Twelfth Night and the Christian Calendar

Practically everyone remembers the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." What a lot of people forget is that the 12th day is an important date in the Christian calendar. It's the day that remembers the Wise Men's visit ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion Christianity

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Make Plans Now To Remember a Season for Nonviolence

On January 30, 1948, the world stopped for a few minutes when it was announced that Mahatma Gandhi had been assassinated. A New York Times editorial called Gandhi a “saint.” Albert Einstein wrote, “He d ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Morality

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More Than New Year’s Day

Here in the United States, we think of January 1 as New Year's Day. You might watch the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl while enjoying Hoppin' John, a traditional dish of black-eyed peas and rice. Maybe you have your own ...

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What You Should Do Instead of New Year’s Resolutions

It's the end of the year again, the time when many people sit down and reflect on the events of the last year. Of course, some things were good and some were bad, and you have probably drawn your own conclusion as to whe ...

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Making Successful Resolutions for 2019

Even if you’re one of those die-hard “the only resolution I make is to not make resolutions” people, you’re probably thinking about how you can make 2019 even better than 2018. New year’s re ...

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