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Articles by Evan Preston

Sounding the Faiths: Believers Follow Many Paths

Religion is often a visible or tangible element of identity. Faith can be a more complex and frequently subtler concept. For a person raised in both a faith tradition and a liberal society, this distinction becomes vitally relevant. Many people from generation “Y” were raised as...

Iranian-American Journalist Lectures at Athenaeum

Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist who was detained in Iran earlier this year on charges of espionage, gave a lecture at CMC’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on Wednesday.Rather than her recent incarceration, Saberi focused on the experiences she had with Iranian youth, women and...

Religion: The Unspoken American Shibboleth

No candidate in the recent era has become a serious contender for the Oval Office without uttering, in one way or another, “I am a person of faith.” While America has no state religion, 86.8 percent of Americans self-identify as religious. Identifying as a person of faith is a de...

Are We Creating the Next Mujahideen? Or Have We Already?

The Iraqi government is flexing its muscles. Recently, it arrested a significant Sunni leader in Baghdad. This particular leader was a member of the Sunni Awakening, the key to the stabilization of Iraq along with the shift in U.S. military strategy to utilization of a troop surge. On the...

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