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  • 1 Religious views of suicide — There are a variety of religious views of suicide.JudaismJudaism has traditionally, in light of its great emphasis on the sanctity of life, viewed suicide as one of the most serious of sins. Suicide has always been forbidden by Jewish law in all… …

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  • 2 Religious conversion — The Conversion of Saint Paul, a 1600 painting by Italian artist Caravaggio (1571–1610) Part of a series on the Religious conversion Types …

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  • 3 Religious freedom in Malaysia — The status of religious freedom in Malaysia is a controversial issue. Islam is the official state religion and the Constitution of Malaysia provides for limited freedom of religion, notably placing control upon the propagation of religion other… …

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  • 4 Motives for the September 11 attacks — The 9/11 attacks have been described as a global symbolic event [1] The September 11th attacks were an organized terrorist act carried out by 19 hijackers, and organized by numerous members of al …

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  • 5 religious symbolism and iconography — Introduction       respectively, the basic and often complex artistic forms and gestures used as a kind of key to convey religious concepts and the visual, auditory, and kinetic representations of religious ideas and events. Symbolism and… …

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  • 6 Religious views on masturbation — Among the world s religions, views on masturbation vary widely. Some religions view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental and others take a situational view. Among these latter religions, some view… …

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  • 7 Relationships between Jewish religious movements — The relationships between the various denominations of American Judaism can be conciliatory, welcoming, or even antagonistic.Orthodox JudaismOrthodox Judaism holds that both Conservative and Reform Judaism have made major and unjustifiable breaks …

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  • 8 Cults and new religious movements in literature and popular culture — New religious movements and cults can appear as themes or subjects in literature and popular culture, while notable representatives of such groups have produced, for their own part, a large body of literary works. Contents 1 Terminology 2… …

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  • 9 Love Won Out — is an ex gay ministry launched by Focus on the Family in 1998. It was founded by John Paulk under the direction of James Dobson. Its purpose is to exhort and equip Christian churches to respond in a Christ like way to homosexuality from the… …

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  • 10 Occurrence of religious symbolism in U.S. sports team names and mascots — The following is a list of American sports team names and mascots that draw upon religious symbolism. Given the prevalence of Christian groups and institutions in the United States, the vast majority of these symbols, though basically generic,… …

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  • 11 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 12 ancient Greek civilization — ▪ historical region, Eurasia Introduction       the period following Mycenaean civilization, which ended in about 1200 BC, to the death of Alexander the Great, in 323 BC. It was a period of political, philosophical, artistic, and scientific… …

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  • 13 ZIONISM — This article is arranged according to the following outline: the word and its meaning forerunners ḤIBBAT ZION ROOTS OF ḤIBBAT ZION background to the emergence of the movement the beginnings of the movement PINSKER S AUTOEMANCIPATION settlement… …

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  • 14 United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 15 KABBALAH — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction general notes terms used for kabbalah the historical development of the kabbalah the early beginnings of mysticism and esotericism apocalyptic esotericism and merkabah… …

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  • 16 ALIYAH AND ABSORPTION — GENERAL SURVEY Introduction Aliyah, ascension or going up, is the coming of Jews as individuals or in groups, from exile or diaspora to live in the Land of Israel. Those who go up for this purpose are known as olim – a term used in the Bible for… …

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  • 17 France — • Geography, statistics, and history Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. France     France     † …

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  • 18 Racism in Israel — Israeli protest in Pardes Hana against racism, 2010. The sign reads No to racism . Racism in Israel has been experienced by both Israeli Arabs and Israeli Jews. Israel has broad anti discrimination laws, which prohibit discrimination by both… …

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  • 19 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, country in N. America. This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction Colonial Era, 1654–1776 Early National Period, 1776–1820 German Jewish Period, 1820–1880 East European Jewish Period,… …

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  • 20 Hate crime — Race hate redirects here. For the song by Eddy Grant, see Message Man. This article is about the crime. For the film by this name, see Hate Crime (film). Part of a series on Discriminat …

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