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    • Bishop John Hughes, The Public School Society, and the School Question of the 1840s 

      Farrell, Sean (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2013)
      The author examines the question of religious and ethnic assimilation. With every new wave of immigrants to the United States, there are always worries regarding whether or not that particular community is going to be able ...
    • Civil Religion in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 

      Musselman, Cody C. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2011)
      In this study, I investigated the ritual, spatial and commercial aspects of American civil religion at Gettysburg—a cultural icon and national shrine. I observed the ritual recreation of history through the annual ...
    • Finding Hope in Rwanda: Christianity in Rwanda Before, During, and After the Genocide 

      Mack, Katerina E. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2012)
      The battle for reconciliation, justice and peace in Rwanda will be an ongoing process and it is unsure whether it will ultimately be achieved. Yet, Rwanda will always remain a genocide that gives much information and ...
    • Forgiveness in the Catholic Church 

      Warner, Joseph M. (2009-03-03)
      By comparing religious and scientific perspectives, I hope to broaden the concept of forgiveness and demonstrate that both religious and scientific ways of knowing have something valuable to contribute to the overall ...
    • Green Islam: The Color of Environmentalism in Senegal 

      Cockram, Aya Patricia (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2012)
      As we are faced with climate change, loss of biodiversity and other ecological problems we see many people, through every medium trying to counter environmental degradation. The realm of religion is no exception. Rabbi' ...
    • Hindu Arranged Marriage within the Indian American Community 

      Pakkala, Devika (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2010)
      As families started to migrate out of India they brought the custom of arranged marriage with them to the United States. The author focuses on how Hindus in America are adjusting to the far-flung geography of Hindu ...
    • How and Why Sufism Can Help Combat Islamic Extremism 

      Jamali, Jehangir Ali (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2012)
      Sufism is the spiritual, mystical, and esoteric version of Islam. A Sufi strives for spiritual unification or union with the Divine. This union is not possible for those who follow an exoteric version of Islam – one that ...
    • Humans and Technology : An Overview of the Transhumanist Movement 

      Rietkerk, Melinda (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2015)
      This SIP on the Transhumanist movement is not meant to be comprehensive, but a thoughtful work to highlight some key ideas that are associated with Transhumanism. As this movement is relatively new, it is essential to ...
    • Imported Religion: Chilean Buddhism in a Global Market 

      Monaghan, Brenna M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2013)
      The author explores the presence of Nichiren Buddhism in Chile in the context of Jose Casnova’s theories of globalized religion, and how the Buddhist religion and lifestyle fit into a culturally Chilean setting. Within ...
    • Ken Ham's 6,000 Year Old Universe 

      Jaynes, Robin (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2013)
      The author discusses the literature of Creationism, how it compares and contrasts with the mainstream science of Evolution, and how Creationism has been used to create Creation Museums, which the author compares to traditional ...
    • Material Culture in the Borderland : A Focus on the "Miracle Room" at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle 

      Godines, Dulce M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2013)
      Material culture in the lower Rio Grande Valley exists among the faithful devotees that attend Our Lady of San Juan del Valle who put their faith in a variety of religious objects to feel secure from the many social, ...
    • Open Wounds of San Francisco : The Effects of Gentrification in the Mission District 

      Rubio, Wendy Lizbeth (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2015)
      San Francisco is facing a monster that people are describing now as hypergentrification. The Mission District is the neighborhood that is changing at the most fastest rate compared to other neighborhoods in San Francisco ...
    • Peace House : Lived Religion and Social Activism in Kalamazoo 

      Gernand, Lisa (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2010)
      The author reviews the history of the Catholic Worker Movement and Quakerism and then reports on the day to day work of Peace House, an intentional community providing outreach services to the Edison neighborhood of Kalamazoo.
    • Sacred and Profane: Baseball and Religion in America 

      Granzotto, Joseph M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2012)
      In America, the game of baseball is far more important and meaningful than just a game. The look of grief and misery on the faces of 45,000 Tigers fans at game four of the 2012 World Series is a testament to the overwhelming ...
    • Santa Muerte on the Ground : Uncovering the Myth Behind the Skeleton Saint 

      Garcia, Joana (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2015)
      Santa Muerte's role as an unofficial saint is to protect those who live dangerous lives, whether by choice or not. Her alleged involvement and forecast in mass media has depicted her as a saint for the Mexican drug lords ...
    • Skinny Jeans in the Sanctuary: Malleable and Solidified Boundaries in the "Hipster Christian" Subculture 

      Barnett, Caroline (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2014)
      This is a project concerned with the creation of boundaries within subcultures. Subcultures, even the ones which eschew traditional markers of borders, must navigate the ways in which a group marks in and out status. In ...