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King’s evolving Dream

john a. powell, director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society | January 17, 2014

It is that time to pause and think about the incredible life and contributions of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., oftentimes referred to as MLK. He was named Michael King Jr. after his father — who later changed both their names to Martin Luther, in honor of the religious reformer. Like many icons, … Continue reading »

Spiritual and/or religious

Claude Fischer, professor of sociology | September 7, 2012

One hears occasionally, especially in the left-hand part of the country, a comment on the order of “I am spiritual, but not religious.” This is a relatively new formulation. What does it mean? And why is it increasingly popular? Religion and spirituality usually imply one another. Most Americans by far describe themselves as both spiritual … Continue reading »