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Modern New Religious Movements ( Nrms )

- Modern New Religious Movements (NRMs) have been around since the turn of the nineteenth century. Today there are some serious NRMs out there and then some that may just be the fad of the moment . . . like the hemline with not much of a personal commitment. Britannica defines NRMs as “the generally accepted term for what is sometimes called, often with pejorative connotations, a “cult.” The term new religious movement has been applied to all new faiths that have arisen worldwide over the past several centuries....   [tags: Religion, New religious movement]

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New Religious Movements Throughout The Modern World

- Robert Van Voorst reports, that new religious movements have six essential parts to their development: there is one sole leader in power and they may appear to develop and diminish quickly, they may initially be small in size but can grow to be international movements, they are well developed and organized, they may be initiated in response to an occurrence that took place within the modern world, and lastly, they may differ substantially from the modern world. (336-337) New religious movements in the West can be extensively diverse....   [tags: Religion, Science, New religious movement]

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Analysis of John Saliba´s Understanding New Religious Movements

- John Saliba’s approach to new religious movements is secular (despite his position as a Jesuit Priest) and well rounded. He begins by exploring how new religious movements are viewed today, how they have been reacted to in the past and why that may be. He examines the original definition of the word “cult” as well as the modern derivations of it and how it affects these new religious movements. By considering multiple opinions on new religious movements as well as looking at the historical, psychological, sociological, legal and theological context in which these religions came to be and attract new followers, he is able to advocate for a more open approach to these new religions and offer...   [tags: cult, religion, new, movements]

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New Religious Movements

- Dawson (2010) Lorne Dawson presents a unique perspective on the similarities between New Religious Movements (NRM), which are also known as cults, and radical Islamic groups. Dawson (2010) questions why no dialogue has occurred because of the similarities between the two types of movements. Dawson (2010) stated that individuals that join Islamic extremist groups have the same issues of NRM members who experience a source of deprivation or alienation from the secular world. As with both groups, Dawson (2010) alludes that the deprivation is based on personalization of an issue that could be social, psychological, and moral....   [tags: Analysis, Lorne Dawson]

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The Religious Movements Affect American Politics

- -How did these religious movements affect American politics. In the 1730’s, men and women in New England and the Middle Colonies were eager for better, more authentic religious teaching. George Whitefield was able to help bring it to them. Tens of thousands of men and women would meet for religious gatherings. At these meetings, ministers would usually speak of God’s salvation to all, no matter what color or condition they were in. This revival, known as the Great Awakening, gave men and women of the colonies the belief that they had some measure of control over their own destinies and that heartfelt willingness to be saved was enough to ensure their salvation (Video)....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Compromise of 1850]

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The Religious Movements Of The Caribbean

- Attempting to analytically appreciate the religious inclinations of the populaces of the Caribbean, it is undeniable that the region must be consumed as a whole. With interconnecting origins, environs, and social formations, it was interesting to consider the emergence of Caribbean religious affiliations collectively. Through the process of socialization, displaced persons culturally survived the misfortune of slavery and the pressures to dismantle their embryonic religious autonomist groupings....   [tags: Slavery, Haiti, Religion, Caribbean]

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New Religious Movements and the Biased Media

- New Religious Movements and the Biased Media What happened in Jonestown. How could “sensible people” follow the “rantings of a crazed lunatic?” The questions and the simplified answers that are provided by the media coverage of Jonestown and Heaven’s Gate perhaps contributed to their downfall. The feeling of public persecution is a central theme of many new religious movements, and the negative publicity of suicide cults only fuels the fear of other like-minded religious groups. The misleading definitions the media provided for the how, what and why of these new religious movements were symptomatic of the media bias against all such movements....   [tags: Religion Media Essays]

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New Religious Movements: Cults, New Age and Related Phenomena

- 1. Introduction The 1970’s brought with it an unexpected rise of new religions movements and most of these had links with Eastern origins. These religions operated on the fringes of the traditional religious institutions were immediately controversial. This controversiality combined with the interest shown in them by especially the educated youth, as well their subsequent conversion to these new alternate religious movements, raised serious concerns with the stalwarts of the traditional value systems and the term brainwashing became the acceptable theory in order to explain the reasoning behind those defecting to these movements....   [tags: religion history, rise of new religions]

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Escalation of Violence Coincide with New Religious Movements

- It is not surprising that most people linking NRMs are dangerous and even equate NRMs with the occurrence of violence. It is true that there is a number of movements have grown dramatically, creating the movement-societal conflicts. However, this assumption is questionable and challengeable since they impede to identify the interactive relationship and contextual factors that actually are significant in the outbreak of violence. I shall analyse the escalation of violence from two trajectories. One is the analysis of two single side’s factors (both from FLG and the Chinese government) that play the primary role and precondition in precipitating violence....   [tags: FLG, Chinese Government]

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LGBT and the Religious Right: Opposing Movements, Similar Methods

- ... The Religious Right already had a system of thousands of communities already joined under the principle of Christianity. Most of their work was done for them. All they had to do then was to convince everybody that homosexuality is a directly opposed to Christianity or Christian people. Because they didn't need to build and organize these communities, they could go straight to getting their message out and could do so faster than the LGBT movement could at first. The Stonewall Riots in 1969 taught homosexuals that it was important to create and maintain a visible, out of the closet, LGBT counterculture that was inseparable from other underrepresented groups (Rimmerman, 24)....   [tags: gay rights and politics]

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Assessing the View that Deprivation is the Main Reason for the New Religious Movements

- Assessing the View that Deprivation is the Main Reason for the New Religious Movements Membership of established mainstream churches has dropped dramatically. However affiliation with other religious organisations (including penticostal, Seventh-Day Adventists and Christian sects) has risen just as noticeably. It is estimated that there may now be as many as 25,000 new religious groups n Europe alone. In attempting to classify new religious movements, Wallis identified three main kinds of NRM....   [tags: Papers]

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The Reformation in Geneva Was Not a French Takeover

- ... By rejecting Calvin and Farel ordinance and expressing wish for the Zwilgilan doctrine, the magistracy were being influenced by Switzerland and not France. In addition, the Zwinglian option meant the magistracy kept greater authority. Therefore, this period of the Genevan reformation cannot be seen as a France takeover. It is also important to discuss the sizable number of French refugees in Geneva. Peter G. Wallace believes the growing number of French refugees helped Calvin defeat his main opponents (Wallace, 2004, p.105)....   [tags: religious movements against Catholic Church]

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Ghost Dance, A Religious Revitalization Campaign Reminiscent Of Pan Indian Movements

- Definitions: 1.Ghost Dance- Ghost Dance was a religious revitalization campaign reminiscent of the pan-Indian movements led by earlier prophets like Neolin and Tenskwatawa. These dances were large events where people would gather days in advance and practice their ancestral customs of dancing, singing, and religious observation. However, these practices instilled a fear in the government of an uprising. In 1890, an open fire at Wounded Knee killed 150 to 200 Ghost Dancers. 2.Social Gospel- Social Gospel was preached by liberal protestant clergymen in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries....   [tags: African American, Black people]

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Why did moral reform movements gather strength in the 1830s-1850s and what underlying force or forces gave them strength?

- It is a basic rule of human nature that Homo Sapien needs permanency. In times of great social upheaval, people will often turn to the familiar arms of religion in search of that permanency. The 1830s through 1850s were no exception to the rule. The nation was hit by wave after wave of moral reform movements as the people turned to organized religion for stability in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. But why did these moral reform movements happen, why were they so concentrated in that era, and what gave them force....   [tags: Religious History ]

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Social Movements And Its Impact On Society 's Values

- There is a wide collection of definitions of what social movements are. Social movements generally are one of the fundamental social forms through which a number of organized and coordinated people work together to support a social goal, usually a change in the society’s values or structure, or to bring about social change. Social movements can be different sizes, but they are basically collective, they usually involve people who come together spontaneously sharing a common view of the society. They are sustained campaigns through which the people of democratic societies raise awareness of the different concerns about the welfare, rights and the well being of everyone....   [tags: Sociology, Social movement, Social movements]

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The Religious Group : Heaven 's Gate

- The third religious group to be discussed will be Heaven’s Gate, Heaven’s Gate was a religious group in which it’s members killed themselves in March 1997, (Davis, 2000). This act was seen by the group as a way for them to reach salvation, which they called, “… the literal heavens,” (Davis, 2000, pg 241). The act of killing oneself as a way to reach salvation is something that is not seen in mainstream religions, in fact death is viewed as something to be feared by the majority of society. But wanting to reach salvation is something that is seen in most religions, and it is also something that is seen in most fundamental religions such as Gloriavale....   [tags: Religion, New religious movement, Cult]

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The Renaissance And Baroque Movements

- The culture and principles of historical movements are often reflected in the art of the time. Two prominent periods in history that exemplify this are the Renaissance and Baroque movements. The renaissance exhibited the flourishing awareness of the natural world and individuality of the time, while the Baroque focused on emotion, a strong use of colors, and the extreme contrast between light and dark shadows. The works created during these times, more particularly the paintings, were very different to each other yet, they do share certain key qualities: both use religious figures as their subjects....   [tags: Renaissance, Middle Ages, Italy]

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Martial Arts: Religion, Foundation and Movements

- The moment one hears of Asian culture, martial arts may be the first idea to come to mind. In a general sense, many view martial arts as a sport that involves hurting one another. On the contrary to this belief, martial arts has had a rich history in a religious aspect as well. One may think religion and martial arts are two contradictory of each other, how can they mix. Religion plays an important factor in belief, but most of all in way of life. Religion highly contributed to the structure and fundamentals of Asian martial arts, also not only in foundations but display of religious ideas and movements outside of Asia....   [tags: Religion]

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The, A Blend Of Religions

- In the last decades, new religious movements have got the attention of the media, scholars and even followers of established religious organizations. Some of them like Scientology are well known because many famous celebrities like Tom Cruise practice them. Others like Rastafarianism are known because of their strong political and social views. These new religious movements are creating a phenomenon in this modern time, especially in the history of religion. These new movements are often syncretic, “a blend of religions” (Molloy 473)....   [tags: Religion, New religious movement]

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The Trends And Events Surrounding The Irish And German Immigration Movements

- The Market Revolution 1.Discuss the issues and events surrounding the Irish and German immigration movements of the 1840s and 1850s. What is “nativism”. -Nativism is when massive immigration of the Europeans to America inflamed the prejudices of American nativists. The Americans opposed to the immigrants due to religion. Many of the Europeans were Catholics. Protestants and Catholics were involved in riots. The Irish immigrated to the United States because the Potato femine was destroyed. They were too poor....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Compromise of 1850]

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The Big Three Religions Of New World

- In a world where full of choices and competition, it only makes since that religion should be full of options as well. The big three religions in the world were founded well over 1000 years ago, and were born in a much different time period in which people live in today. New World Religions are the missing puzzle piece for some who do not feel at home with the worlds older Religions. New world religions have some benefits as they provide religious practices based out of the modern world. By using science and the study of nature, new world religions help some find religions who do not feel at home with the worlds older religions....   [tags: Religion, New religious movement]

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Social Movements

- Social Movements Nazis, National Organization for Women, National Association for the Advancement of Colored people and even the Ku Klux Klan, may not seem to have much in common; yet they all share a common goal or interest. All these organizations are a part of different social movement or large groups of people who are organized to resist or promote social change. Why do people join social groups. What exactly draws all kinds of different individuals into forming a unity or a common alliance based upon a single idea....   [tags: Papers]

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Religious Communities and The Consumption of Alcohol

- The legislation surrounding the banning of alcohol in America had intent to boost a moral and righteous America however and was not expected to affect the economy however; the country responded in a polar way; corrupting officials, hurting the economy and American people, and even dividing the country and its politics. The Prohibition was put in place to benefit America; to do away with drunkenness and make America more productive and healthy. Although the intentions of the legislations were good natured a sleeping demon was awakened and America was thrown into disarray....   [tags: prohibition, banning alcohol]

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Gender Equality And Religious Women

- Coventry may be a city that Larkin described as a place where ‘nothing happens’ but at the second of three workshops hosted by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations on women, religion and secularism, Dr Kristin Aune proposed that we used this opportunity to develop a dynamic and innovative dialogue on the lived experiences of secular, nonreligious and religious women. As recent events have demonstrated, religious identities and norms are becoming increasingly visible, causing us to question how women’s groups, feminists and activists respond to their perceived challenges to gender equality....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Gender equality, Women's rights]

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Islamic Terrorism And Religious Terrorism

- Many terrorist groups, both contemporary and historical, do demonstrate at least somewhat of a religious slant, even due to something as simple as its membership. Many nationalist movements like the pre-independence Israeli groups predominantly composed of Jews, and even the “overwhelmingly Catholic IRA”16 evidence a religious aspect to their composition, possibly for the sake of unity, possibly simple coincidence; however, to demonstrate the organizational structure needed to carry out acts of terrorism with strictly religious motivations, we will hone in on a few particularly influential groups at this point in history, the first being Al-Qaeda....   [tags: Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, Human rights, Osama bin Laden]

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Major Religious Factions of Syria

- ... Many of the Sunni Muslims joined together in the Syrian Nationalist movement. It was a confederation of veterans who united in the struggle for independence. Eventually, independence from the French was achieved in 1946, but the French did not leave Syria in a state that was ready to rule autonomously (Fildis). The pattern set during the French Mandate left Syria in an inadequate state to rule once independence was granted. The strategy of dividing the nation resulted in frayed ties between the factions and forcing them into opposition against one another....   [tags: development of their bitter relationship]

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Why Do Leaders Of New Religions Use The Media For Recruitment?

- Introduction: Why do leaders of new religions use the media for recruitment. I argue that through the media, leaders of new religious movements in America are able to market and mobilize their theology in appealing ways in order to recruit new members. Since the spread of new religions in America during the sixties through the eighties there has been extensive research into the appeal of joining such newly established groups. It was at this time that prevalent new religious movements such as The Church of Scientology, The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (also referred to as Unificationists), and The Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS), which I will focus on in this paper,...   [tags: Religion, New religious movement]

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Types of Interactions of Fundemantalist Movements

- Types of Interactions of Fundamentalist Movements Fundamentalist movements have many commonalities, such as anti-modern sentiments and the belief that they are the chosen or true believers of God. These radical views have led to the creation of the fundamentalist enclave and have determined how it reacts to the outside secular world. The fundamentalists’ stance toward the outside world is dependent on their assessment of the secular world, as well as the role they believe they are meant to play in the divine plan (Almond, Appleby, & Sivan, 2003, p....   [tags: strong religion, beliefs]

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The Struggles, Conflicts, And Movements Of The West

- Based on the class information, we have learned several materials about the struggles, conflicts, and movements in the West since 1850. I would like to emphasize the situations occurring with Native Americans, the progressive Era, and also water, which are, the big issue in the West. Around the mid-1800, the idea of sovereignty was basically important. The governing in the west was complicated. At that time, the relationship between the US and Native Americans was called “Wardship.” Wardship in the relation that one state is under a guardian or has the protection from the outside....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Social Movements And The Changing Economy

- According the Oxford Dictionaries, the term freedom is defined as “The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint”. This definition states that it is our right to have freedom. Over the years, the United States has had many different definitions as for what it means to be free and the word “freedom” itself. If one were to go back earlier in time, they would see that it wasn’t always our right to have “freedom”. By looking at race, social movements, and the economy, we can see that the definition of freedom has changes over time....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Black people]

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Revolutionary Movements in the United States

- Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been a number of great revolutionary movements going on in the United States, contributing to a huge spectrum of changes, ranged from American people’s everyday lives, to a more comprehensive view about the world and themselves, even to the national economic system. Those movements had reached a climax in the 1920’s, known as the “The Roaring Twenties”. Accompanied with the changes were conflicts and tensions rising rapidly between the adaptation to new attitudes and the preservation of traditional values....   [tags: american society, culture, women, change]

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Official English Movements And English

- Official English movements and English only can actually be defined as the efforts that have been put in place over time by the federal and state governments, organizations, [private citizens or lobbyists in order to make English the official and only language used by the public in their daily lives or used in governmental purposes throughout the United States. These efforts have been seen to be controversial in the sense that many scholars have termed them to be serving the interests on natives of America who speak English (Macedo, 2010)....   [tags: United States, English language]

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Religious Nationalism

- Religious nationalism is the idea that religion and politics are intertwined. According to Mark Juergensmeyer there are two types of religious nationalism; ethnic and ideological. In his essay he explains the four steps that seem to be common in all religious nationalism movements around the world. Although not exact, the sequence he has compiled is from his research on religious nationalism. The first type of religious nationalism depicted by Juergensmeyer is ethnic religious nationalism. Ethnic religious nationalism is the idea that the land and the people of that land are linked directly to the religion and politics of that specific area and people group....   [tags: Religion]

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Women’s Roles in Independence Movements Throughout the Middle East

- Women’s roles in independence movements throughout the Middle East were as varied as their male counterparts’, though arguably not as well remembered. Many women rebelled from within traditional feminine spaces, as defined by colonizers and male nationals, rather than vying for roles in the traditional political sphere. Female and male revolutionaries risked the same dangers, but almost invariably women did not hold any significant leadership positions within nationalistic movements. Colonial powers often did not differentiate between male and female enemy combatants, punishing both with equal severity....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Religious Texts : Christian And Islamic Traditions

- Religious Texts: Christian and Islamic Traditions Religious texts constitute a fundamental role in their religious tradition; typically sanctified or consecrated scriptures, religions and spiritual movements believe that their sacred texts are divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired. The Bible and the Quran are two such revered texts of Christianity and Islam, each expressing the revelations and messages communicated by their respective divine entities. Whilst these religious texts possess significant similarities in their intrinsic nature, it is, however, due to the profound differences amongst these traditions that have resulted in the development of these distinct religions and t...   [tags: Qur'an, Islam, Jesus, Bible]

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Social Movements, Collective Behavior, And Social Change

- Social Movements, Collective Behavior, and Social Change This chapter talks about social change and how it happens and the theories behind social movements. The five essay questions at the end of this chapter are answered below. The first question was, “Discuss the four types of social movements and the features of each one. The four types of social movements are alternative social movement, redemptive social movement, reformative social movement, and revolutionary social movement. The alternative social movement is defined as, “a want to create a change in specific people’s thoughts, practices, and beliefs regarding a particular issue.” “Their goal is to encourage a small, defined change...   [tags: Sociology, Social movement, Political movement]

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LGBT Social Movements

- Homosexual activity has been around since the dawn of time. As far back as 9660-5000 BCE there has been evidence of homosexual encounters. Throughout history there have been numerous recordings of homosexual activity, from Roman art depicting homosexual acts during the 1st century, to Leonardo da Vinci who was charged with sodomy on multiple occasions in 1476, the acts of same sex encounters have been no stranger in the past (LGBT social movements, 2014). The LGBT movement however, is a more recent escapade....   [tags: Homosexual Activity, GLAAD, RFSL]

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Civil Rights Movements

- The history of the United States is one plagued by horrific human rights violations and abuse of African Americans. The civil rights movement was the pivotal time when this course was changed, and it took the actions of many courageous individuals to initiate and then implement these changes. Pacifists led the way with sit-ins, bus boycotts and rallies. Black Power- which encompassed both the nationalist and the pluralist movements- employed armed and defensive attention-grabbing tactics in order to show displays of power in a demand for respect....   [tags: Black Power, American History, Martin Luther King]

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Malcolm X and Civil Rights Movements

- After the banning of slavery in 1865, African-Americans in the United States became hopeful for the future because they were no longer held as slaves and now had the freedom to live their own lives. However, instead of getting the freedom and equality that they expected, people of color were still being discriminated against all over the country. Hate groups and white supremacist groups were arguing against their equal treatment, and a lot of black people lived in constant fear for their lives, especially in rural southern areas where the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups were popular to be in....   [tags: Slavery, African Americans, American History]

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Refom Movements in Hinduism: The Brahmo Samaj Movement

- ... by the 1840s the Brahmo Samaj had started their own school. The schools of the Brahmo Samaj are single education institution to offer students a rational and systematic exposition of their own faith (Princeton, 46). Rammohn was strongly influenced by Christianity. He disagreed with the doctrine of reincarnation and fought to abolish certain traditional practices, some of which had been grossly misused (The Heart of Hinduism). The doctrine and traditions he disagreed with were the caste system, polygamy, image worship, Sati, and child marriage....   [tags: christians, ramakrishna.]

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Is Religious Fundamentalism Always Totalitarian and Prone to Violence?

- Religious Fundamentalism is not a modern phenomenon, although, there has received a rise in the late twentieth century. It occurs differently in different parts of the world but arises in societies that are deeply troubled or going through a crisis (Heywood, 2012, p. 282). The rise in Religious Fundamentalism can be linked to the secularization thesis which implies that victory of reason over religion follows modernization. Also, the moral protest of faiths such as Islam and Christianity can be linked to the rise of Religious Fundamentalism, as they protest the influence of corruption and pretence that infiltrate their beliefs from the spread of secularization (Heywood, 2012, p....   [tags: muslims,al qaeda, religion,fundamentalists]

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The Sociological Challenges to Religious Belief

- The Sociological Challenges to Religious Belief The sociological approach to religious belief looks at how society behaves on a whole, to answer the question, "Why are people religious?" Durkheim tried to show that religion, despite its importance to the religious individual, was a separate social experience. He defined religion as a "unified system of beliefs and practices related to sacred things." Therefore we must understand sacred symbols and what they represent. As a Functionalist, religion maintains social stability by removing tension that can disrupt social order....   [tags: Papers]

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Religious Ideologies Between The American Colonies And Great Britain

- Religion played a large role in the political ideals of the colonial period and in many ways shaped the foundations of our nation. However the differences in religious ideologies between the American Colonies and Great Britain allowed for the creation of new denominations such as Baptist and under the protestant division of Christianity. However, Christianity was not the only religion that played a role in the founding of our nation, Deism also played a large role in the development of our founding ideals....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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Why The Reformation Was A Period Of Great Religious Upheavals

- The Reformation was a period of great religious upheaval throughout Europe. Dissatisfaction with the liturgy and theology of the Roman Catholic Church led to movements which sought to reform the aspects of the Church which were perceived to be wrong. Particular issues of contention between the reformers and the Catholic Church included the selling of indulgences, the use of Latin versus the use of the vernacular, the idea of the seven sacraments, and the concept of transubstantiation within the celebration of the Eucharist....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Catholic Church]

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Analysis Of The Documentary ' Before Stonewall '

- In the documentary, Before Stonewall, there is a lot of information of the development of the experiences of the LGBTQ community in the United States during the 20th century leading up to the Stonewall riots in 1969. The United States has come a long way in terms of the LGBTQ community since the beginning of the 20th century and the beginning of the gay rights movement. In the early 1900s, being gay was considered illegal and many were arrested and taken to trials. Many people were also being treated by psychologists and doctors to be “cured” of this “disease.” Although, society was beginning to become aware of the homosexual subculture especially when the first American defense of homosexua...   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, LGBT social movements]

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Movements Which Flourished in the United States' Early Years

- As the young republic grew a third revolution accompanied the reformation of American politics and the transformation of the American economy. This revolution aimed at improving the character of ordinary Americans and for this reason reform campaigns dominated the American landscape. At this time when the Great Awakening was taking place many reformers drew their zeal from religion and hoped to transform American life by getting rid of worldly evils. During this time period between 1825-1850 a tremendous surge in the spirit of reform took place in which the Temperance, Utopian, Criminal Institution, Suffragist, Abolitionist, and Public School reform movements occurred....   [tags: Great Awakening, American History]

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Role of Universalism and Neoliberalism in the New Social Movements

- ... Kirkpatrick Sale, in “The Green Revolution: The American Environmental Movement 1962-1992”, details the advent of the environment movement from the 1960s on, brought on by Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which ushered in a new age of citizen activism (452-453). Events such as Earth Day on April 22, 1970, illustrate the new outlook of environmental protection, yet were ironically countered by government and private business interests, which continued to degrade the environment while providing environmental “reform.” Congressional reforms were limited at best and even while these movements sought change, they adhered to the “traditional Washington game,” operating within the framework of th...   [tags: sexuality, abolitionist, hierarchy]

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Vietnam War - Social Movements

- The Vietnam War (1965-1975)was fought between the North and South Vietnam. The North was called Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the South was the Republic of Vietnam which was supported by the United States. On August 2nd, 1964 the USS Maddox was on a secret intelligent mission on the North Vietnamese coast where in the Gulf on Tonkin they were attacked by torpedo boats. The USS Turner Joy was attacked in the same area two days later. Due to the second attack Congress declared the Gulf of Tonkin resolution which led to air strikes.In 1959 there were 5,000 guerilla fighters and in 1964 the numbers jumped to 100,000....   [tags: Vietnam Conflict]

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The Antebellum Era: Major Social Reform Movements

- The antebellum period was full of social reform movements based on the urge to eradicate evil and improve human conditions in society. Despite the attempt to deal with a wide variety of reforms to provide positive changes to society these reform movements were met with varying degrees of success. This essay will focus on five of the major social reform movements of that era discussing their accomplishments, failures and impacts on America as a whole. They are the reforms of abolition, women’s suffrage, temperance, institutional and educational reforms....   [tags: Society Conditions, Enlightenment]

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton 's Suffrage And Abolitionist Movements

- Born on November 12, 1815, Johnstown, New York, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an abolitionist and leading figure of the early woman 's movement. An articulate writer, her Declaration of Sentiments was a revolutionary appeal for women 's rights across a variety of spectrums. Stanton was the president of the National Woman Suffrage Association for twenty years and worked closely with Susan B. Anthony. The daughter of a lawyer who made no secret of his preference for another son, she early showed her desire to excel in intellectual and other "male" spheres....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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Role of Ideology in Mass Political Movements of the 20th Century

- An ideology is a cluster of ideas, about life, society, or government, which originates in most cases as consciously advocated or dogmatically asserted social, political, or religious slogans or battle crises and which through continuous usage and preachment gradually become the characteristic belief or dogmas of a particular group, party or nationality. The term ideology was apparently coined only about a century and a half ago. The main issues that divide nations and people are basically ideological in nature and that; conflicting ideologies are a major cause of war....   [tags: ideologies, imperialism, capitalism]

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Religious Beliefs

- Religious Beliefs Today's religious beliefs, governmental structures, laws and traditions of social behavior find their roots in the development of three main belief systems - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Although other religious movements have developed throughout the years, these three belief systems have had the most impact on civilizations of the West. To better understand this impact, it is important to trace the development of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and review the relationships between them....   [tags: Religion History Essays Papers]

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Bottom-up Social Movements - Egypt 2011

- Introduction: A recent “bottom-up” social movement that attempted to challenge global inequality is the Arab Spring, which involved many countries engaging in similar protests. A specific case within the Arab Spring movement is the Egypt Revolution, which set out to accomplish specific goals and managed to achieve many of them including the resignation of government officials and regimes as well as the abolishment of oppressive laws. The Egypt Revolution is an example of how “bottom-up” social movements can be successful in many ways, while also emphasizing how major social change does take time, perseverance and nurturance....   [tags: Sociology ]

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The War in Kashmir a Religious Conflict?

- ... Jihad is differentiated between two; greater jihad and the lesser jihad where as it cannot be neglected that jihad also reflects military aspects in Islam. The United States and Saudi Arabia together funneled some three and half billion into Afghanistan and Pakistan during the Afghan war. By financing and training the mujahideen, the United States helped to create a multinational jihadi organization. Jihad tagging Kashmir as a religious struggle and one hand they tend to support their violent resistance to Indian rule....   [tags: relationship between religion and politics]

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Meditation in the Religious World

- Imagine the ability for one to manipulate the body, impacting physical healing or stress management by just using the mind with the power of thought and great focus. Meditation is the practice of quiet reflection, visualization, or worship. It consists of systematic thinking, or focus, on a specific topic. Types of meditation include religious prayer, Chinese Tai Chi, Hindu yoga, or overall mindfulness. Throughout history, meditation has been practiced by people of various religions in the world....   [tags: Prayer, Christians, Chinese]

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Religion, Religion And Religious Freedom

- When Columbus arrived on the Caribbean island of San Salvador in 1492, one of the first things he and his crew did was kneel in thanks (Moore, 2006). Early Spanish explorations of the present day United States were not complete without a missionary element. Even the British colonists tried to convert the eastern Natives to Christianity. Almost from the New World’s discovery, religion procured a dominant role in its early history. As one of the three main factors that drove settlement of America, religion and religious freedom grew to hold an important place in colonial culture and the heart of nearly every American....   [tags: American Revolutionary War, Thirteen Colonies]

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Religious America? Secular Europe? by Peter Berger, David Grace and Effie Fokas

- Religion has been an essential aspect of civilizations worldwide, however, its role and importance in the lives of human beings varies across the globe. As a direct consequence of globalization, people continue to inquire about the shifting role of religion in the modern world as well as the widespread claim suggesting that Europeans are less religious than Americans. Some have come to the conclusion that there is a strong likelihood that Americans overstate their religiousness, while Europeans embellish their secularity....   [tags: religion, catholicism, globalization]

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Secularization in the United States: The Battle of Scientific Method vs. Religious Practice

- ... The perception of increasing secularism in the United States spurs religious revivalism which underscores the ebb and flow of religious practice in the United States and the foundation of alternative movements which combines to form the reality that the United States is not marching towards secularism but instead religious diversity. The rise of densely populated urban spaces in the United States from the beginning of the second great awakening has provoked a perception of secularism and depersonalization amongst the public....   [tags: diversity, revivals, disbelief, god]

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Islamic Reform Movements

- Islamic Reform Movements Behind all Islamic reform movements is the rejection of the western idea of nation-state and the principle of separation between the church and state. All Islamic reform movements seek to change Islam and society on the basis of a return to a strict adherence to the Qur'an and the Hadiths. To reform Islam and society, reform movements advocate the taking of political power in order to command that which is proper and forbid that which is reprehensible. In brief, this means that life and societies have to be governed by the Shari'a....   [tags: Papers]

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Woman and Religious Tradition

- In this essay, I will assess the claim that traditions are parallel in regards to woman by comparing the common beliefs and practices in Hinduism, Confucianism and Islam. I will be concentrating on the commonality of traditional religious practice that is exceedingly male dominated. As Young states, “The tendency toward male domination in the world’s religions (called patriarchy) has inspired movements that have touched virtually all religions in an effort to liberate women from what are considered oppressive religious structures.” He goes on to say, “These campaigns have also sparked resistance among traditionalists, who view attempts to elevate the status of women as an assault on an order...   [tags: Confucianism Doctrine, Hinduism, Islam]

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Reform Movements in Second Great Awakening

- ‘Reform movements in the United States sought to expand democratic ideals. Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to the years 1825-1850.’ Reform movements in the United States sought to expand democratic ideals from the quarter century time period of 1825-1850 also known as the Second Great Awakening. These democratic ideals included voting for everyone eighteen and older (with the exception of minors, women, insane, and criminals), freedom of expression, press, speech and religion, election of officials, property rights, free and public education, more than one political party, equal rights, equality before the law entitling a person to due process, separation of c...   [tags: American History]

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Israel’s Religious Precedent for Conquering Palestine

- When the Hebrew state of Israel took over land that was known as Palestine, one of the chief political movements pushing for the return of Jewish people to the Holy Land was the Zionist movement. The Zionist movement was motivated by religious beliefs. Zionist leaders claimed it was the destiny of the Jewish people and the Jewish people’s right to populate the lands of Palestine. The Israelites identify themselves as not only an ethnicity but a religious group chosen by God to be the only true followers of his will on Earth....   [tags: palestine, holy land, zionist movement]

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Mamluk and Safavid Movements

- The emergence of the Safavid movement founded by Shaykh Safi al-Din in the fifteenth century marks a resurgence of Islam as a tool of governance in the face of oppressive military slave states such as the Ottoman empire. In time, however, the Safavids dominated the territory of Iran and the emergence of a new dynastic power in the region. In order to reduce factionalism and increase the power of the central administration Shah Isma'il and his most prominent successor Abbas I implemented religious, political, administrative, military and cultural systems which fostered loyalty to a central power....   [tags: Islam as a tool of governance in history]

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The Variations in Religious Beliefs in the British Isles Today

- The Variations in Religious Beliefs in the British Isles Today As Item A indicates there are considerable regional variations in religious beliefs within the British Isles and between Great Britain and the Irish Republic. It has long been the case for example that church attendance in N.Ireland has been much higher than other regions of the U.K. - particularly England. This could be explained partially due to the significance of fundamentalism and fundamentalist denominations (eg....   [tags: Papers]

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Islamic Movements and Conflict Resolution in Malaysia: The Case of Al Arqam

- Introduction Malaysia is a secular state, whereby it is quite neutral in matters of religion despite having Islam as the most widely professed religion making up 61.3 per cent of the population in 2010.[ Available on] However, since the 1970s, there have been a number of incidents of Islamic resurgence and movements led by people who want to see Mal...   [tags: International Government ]

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Leonard Crow Dog 's Influence On The Past Ghost Dance Movements

- Leonard Crow Dog had significant ties to the past Ghost Dance movements, and felt the need to uphold his ancestor’s actions and bring about his Native American religion to light through his own Ghost Dance in 1973, despite tensions going on at that time in reference to Native Americans and their culture and religion (Crow Dog, Erdoes, Heise). It was held in the same place, Wounded Knee, where his people before him surrendered to the White American people in the nineteenth century (Crowdog, Erdoes)....   [tags: United States]

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The Religious Foundations Of A Reactionary Race War

- The Religious Foundations of a Reactionary Race War: The Impact of Union and Confederate Propaganda on the American Civil War from April 12, 1861 to May 9, 1865 This historical study will define the religious foundation for a reactionary race war through the various modes of pro-war propaganda that impacted public opinion in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War. The Union’s leadership, under President Lincoln, defined a moral and religious cause for fighting against the Confederacy, which often involved the propagandistic efforts of local newspapers and private organizations, such as the Loyal Publication Society of New York, created a reactionary religious frenzy to protect...   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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Religious And Sexual Identities Of The United States

- The way that someone looks, acts, and thinks are important aspects of a group and even more important in nation building. Due to the increasing amount of understanding people have evolved forming many different ways to categorize themselves with. Due to this, it has brought about stifling controversy spanning many decades; especially in regards to both religious and sexual identities. Ethnicities have determined that way that people can connect such as through a common language or background. The multiple factors of identity and ethnicity have dictated the american nation through social interactions pooling common ethnicities into specific groups forming a more free society, establishin...   [tags: Ethnic group, Nation, Cuba, History]

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Religious Community : The Bible And The Holy Spirit

- Religious Community I remember clearly seeing my first picture of a lynching and a burnt body contorted into a sculpture of twisted pain, Emmett tills swollen body reminding me of the fragility of human life and the hatred that could fall on me for simply being the wrong color at the wrong place. These ghosts and the pain they possessed served as a warning that I was to function as a militant black male and continue the work of Malcolm X and lead my race into enlightenment. I was raised Christian my religion is based on the new testament of the bible and embodies the teachings and life of Jesus Christ in my Belief God is a trinity encompassing God, The Son, and the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Black people, African American, Black Power]

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Ancient Maya Religious Practices and Beliefs

- Almost every aspect of Maya life was centered on religion. These ancient Mesoamerican peoples worshipped many gods and goddesses; this was part of their daily lives, despite class differences in their sophisticated society. Religion served as a basis for the government and social life. Priests and shamans played an important role in their government, conducted religious ceremonies, and made sacrifices to the gods. The Maya believed in the supernatural, and used this belief to explain life and their universe....   [tags: Religion]

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Buddhism : Religious Beliefs, And Spiritual Practices

- Buddhism - this religious belief was introduced in northern India in the 1500 BCE. Siddhārtha Gautama was the center of their beliefs because he was the Buddha. Buddhists called Gautama “Enlightened One” (Spielvogel and McTighe). Buddhists followed the laws of Dharma and had many traditions, beliefs, and spiritual practices. Buddhism a nontheistic religion (britannica). Spheres of Influence - This is a theory that a an empire has a sophisticated culture, economy, military, politics, and accommodations to other strong empires outside of their own (Spielvogel and McTighe).This causes an area to affect the developments of other nations without any legal authority....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, China, First Opium War, Opium Wars]

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Civil Wars, Famine, Religious, And Adventure

- Immigration happens due to civil wars, starvation, religious persecutions and adventure. The rich land in United Stated of America, for instance, attracted many European farmers. It’s also known as a happy country and with this reason most poor and miserable Europeans came to America to look for happiness. Due to this, America is hence is one country that has people of different origins and most of them being immigrants. The increase in immigrants started to raise an alarm to the Native Americans back in 1894....   [tags: United States, African American, Race]

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Stephen's Sexual Desire and Religious Morality

- Throughout his life, Stephen is consumed by conflicting desires, the strongest of which being his sexual desire towards women versus religious morality. Confused and ashamed by these “sinful” thoughts, Stephen comes to view women in one of two extremes: they are either pure, virginal, and decent, like Emma, or impure, sexual, and corrupt, such as the prostitutes he visits in Belvedere. However, it is Stephen’s individual experiences with women from both ends of this spectrum that become the motivating factor behind both his art and personal growth as an artist....   [tags: sexuality, religion, morality, James Joyce,]

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The Importance of Effective Leadership in the Nationalist Movements of South East Asia Before the Second World War

- The Importance of Effective Leadership in the Nationalist Movements of South East Asia Before the Second World War Nationalist movements in South East Asia was a form of negative response, with various kinds of opposition to the Western impact, and although erupted often, most were merely short-lived revolts that were not successful. Nationalism took on many forms and can be defined from different angles, and also does not necessarily mean anti-colonialism. Indeed effective leadership was an important factor in the nationalist movements of South East Asia, in many cases it being the cause for bring the people together to bring about any form of resistance movements....   [tags: Papers]

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Transnationalism: The Study of Population Moves

- "As a theoretical construct about immigrant life and identity, transnationalism aptly suits the study of population movements in a world where improved modes of transport, as well as the images that are transmitted by means of modern telecommunications have shortened the social distance between sending and receiving countries." An immigrant's ability to adapt to a different nation has become an easier task than it was before. Customs, practices, religions, political standings and cultures have blended in many nations to create an almost global civilization where media and communication through the internet are connecting people from across the world....   [tags: Population Movements, Transport]

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Social and Political Understanding of the Islamic World: Muslim Brotherhood

- In the past several years, the Muslim Brotherhood has gained international notoriety for its political activity in Egypt, the country where it was founded in the late 1920s and where it has since been classified as a terrorist organization. In The West, the dominant view of the Brotherhood in the wake of Egypt’s political upheaval is one of an extremist, fundamentalist group, more concerned with ideology than governance. While many scholars and pundits have raised legitimate concerns about the Brotherhood’s ability to usher Egypt into a new age of democracy and government accountability, the fact remains that the depiction of Muslim Brothers as militant ideologues is one that is grossly over...   [tags: egypt, fundamentalist movements, ideologies]

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Jewish: The Diploma Project Analysis

- ... The first chapter, entitled The Jewish identity, is divided into five subsections. In this chapter the author deals with the problem of identity. The meaning of the word 'identity' is described as well as the division into three components such as the cultural, ethnic and religious identity. The term of 'The Chosen Nation' is specified. Jews were chosen by God to fulfill a religious mission. The bond which links the Jews with God is created by covenant between them. What is more, there are shown problems related to the difficulty in extracting if the Jewish community is more religious or more ethnic group....   [tags: antisemitic movements, jewish identity]

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A Granted Right: Same-sex Marriage

- The marriage equality movement had always been a controversial subject among our society, along with other social issues including ethnical equality and feminism movements. With the latter issues already moving toward full equality, same-sex marriage remain unrecognized in some parts of our nation. People who are strongly opposed to gay marriage came up with assumptions based on non-scientifically proven statements, and claim that same-sex marriage is unnatural and immoral. With cases of homosexuality from all different social backgrounds, ethnicity, and living environment, this claim can be proven false....   [tags: equility, feminism movements]

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Transnational Social Movements, International Nongovernmental Organizations

- Transnational Social Movements, International Nongovernmental Organizations and Our State-centric World The 1999 Seattle protests brought the apparent proliferation of anti-globalization grassroot sociopolitical movements into the limelight of the world stage. Transnational social movements (TSMs), international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs), as well as the loose transnational activist networks (TANs) that contain them—all these came to be seen as an angry and no less potent backlash that's directed at the powerful states and increasingly towering economic IGOs such as the WTO, the IMF, and the World Bank....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]

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Aaron Douglas, The New Negro Movements

- African American Artists in the Harlem Renaissance Art today isn't really thought of as something big or important, but during the Harlem renaissance the art industry was huge because there was so much racial prejudice that nobody really thought that a African American could draw, paint or sculpt something so beautiful. According to, "Between 1920-1930 and outburst of creativity among African American occurred in every aspect of art. This cultural movement became known as "the New Negro Movement" later the Harlem renaissance." The art today isn't really memorable but during that time it was, it expressed how the people in Harlem were feeling and they...   [tags: African American Artists, Harlem Renaissance]

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