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US Envoy to Muslim Communities Says Outreach to Young People, Digital Natives, Is Crucial to Combating Hate
Direct outreach to young people and community leaders, not governments alone, is crucial to Farah Pandith, U.S. Special Representative to Muslim Communities.
State Department's Rosenthal: A Mission to Combat Antisemitism Looks to Both History and the Present
Hannah Rosenthal, U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, spoke recently at a Facing History event, telling listeners that the mission of connecting history to the present has never more vital. The intensity of hate she sees in her world travels, she says, is "frightening."
Religion in Colonial America: Trends, Regulations, and Beliefs
Puritans and Anglicans, Baptists and Quakers, Catholics and Jews, Native Americans and slaves, rationalists and revivalists: long before 1776, American settlers struggled to deal with religious difference. Learn some of the common experiences around religion in colonial culture that shaped the United States' balance among national law, local practice, and individual freedom of belief.