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04 Nov 2008
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Islamic finance and the gates of Ijtihad

Essay - 11 pages - Social, moral & civic education

If the sharia comes from God, then how can it change? This question, quite reasonable in itself, misses a large point about the sharia. When the Quran and the Sunna—the sources of the sharia—were compiled soon after Mohammad's death, there was no assumption on the part of Muslim...

31 Oct 2008
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How Jazz Musicians inspired a political re-imagining of America

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The concept of jazz music being truly American art form is both sadly ironic and inspiringly beautiful. Being that the music itself is a direct product of the black experience in America, it is a national symbol that while challenging the nation has come to define it. As Eric Porter describes...

14 Oct 2008
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A world without Music

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

I walked nervously down a dark, damp, crowded corridor. Condensation, like a light but steady rainfall, dripped from the poorly maintained air conditioning system high above in the ill lit hall way. Unfamiliar faces gazed in my direction with zombie-like indifference as I brushed shoulders,...

06 Oct 2008
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A better look at Islam and Al Qaeda

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the words “Muslim” and “Islam” have become synonymous with the feared word “terrorism.” As Americans learned that the enemy was factions of Muslim extremists operating in the Middle East and that they were driven to...

06 Oct 2008
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African American economic growth

Essay - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

African American community as far as the 1960s has maintained a rich tradition of philanthropy due to the challenges the community faced in the past decades. The resources that contributed to the philanthropic activities include the mutual aid organizations, churches, major political...

01 Oct 2008
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Obesity in children

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In the year 2002, America watched closely as Samuel Hirsch, a lawyer from the federal court of Manhattan, filed a lawsuit against McDonalds. Hirsch filed a complaint against the famous fast-food chain accusing the company of violating the state of New York consumer fraud statutes by intentionally...

30 Sep 2008
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Secrets uncovered: A textual analysis of the use of rhetorical strategies in Teen E-Zines

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Using specific rhetorical strategies to persuade and inform is a writing technique that has been used for many decades. The art of rhetoric is often taught in higher education, particularly in persuasive writing classes. However, these strategies are not always used to accomplish what many would...

25 Sep 2008
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World cities: The global north and south

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The 20th century witnessed the pivotal inauguration of Western expansion, also historically known as the Age of Exploration. The Europeans were the first people to manipulate global affairs to a large extent. Consequently, this period of discoveries, occupations, and colonization put forth a...

25 Sep 2008
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Ensemble GREEN: Innovation and preservation in the Los Angeles music culture (A musical ethnography)

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

This analysis of the new music group EnsembleGREEN comes as the result of an in-home interview with director Paul Sherman, e-mail correspondence with other group members, and from a year of becoming familiar with the ensemble's operations. In March of this year I had the opportunity to hear a...

25 Sep 2008
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Charles Sanders Peirce, the fundamental hypothesis

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Peirce's presentation of the fundamental hypothesis centers around his notion of doubt. The hypothesis is fundamentally a scientific one and supports the fact that things exist and have ascertainable causes and consequences. Doubt, for example, arises in the face of uncertainty, and the...

25 Sep 2008
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Panentheism

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Panentheism (Latin for “All in God”) posits the view that there is a God who encompasses the Universe but was not completely identical with that said Universe: in other words, that God encompasses the physical Universe, but also transcends it. First coined as a formal name and organized...

15 Sep 2008
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The introduction of Cannabis

Essay - 10 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Cannabis Sativa, also known as: Hemp, cannabis hemp, muggles, weed, pot, marijuana, reefer, grass, ganja, bhang, "the kind," dagga, herb, or dank. All of theses refer to the same plant. They refer to a plant so controversial that that it could save your life and jail you at the same time. The...

10 Sep 2008
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The breath of God (Acts 2: 1-12)

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The Jews and all the holy men from all the races in the world residing beneath the heaven were staying in Jerusalem. Once the people were informed of the news about the presence of these holy men in Jerusalem, they gathered together and they set out to the Holy Land. The people who witnessed the...

10 Sep 2008
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Emerson's struggle for self-transcendence

Essay - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In his essay "Experience", Ralph Waldo Emerson lays down the essential components of his ascetic, solitary life. His writings are essentially of the existential struggles that he has encountered in living his life. He does not design any sort of moral code or cohesive philosophical doctrine....

10 Sep 2008
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Youth substance abuse: A comprehensive overview and proposal for National Education Campaign

Essay - 15 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The following document represents a comprehensive overview of one of the main societal problems in America today: youth substance abuse. Drug and substance abuse among teenagers is substantial. Among youth age 12 to 17, about 1.1 million meet the diagnostic criteria for dependence on drugs, and...

01 Sep 2008
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The corner meets the school: the inner City's drug culture and its effect on schooling

Essay - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

“The school system will have taken its shots, tallied its misses, and closed its files, relinquishing any further claim. The corner will have them all.” - Ed Burns, The Corner Many believe that as the margin of social stratification and inequality in our nation widens, the most...

29 Aug 2008
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Human smuggling in Russia and Central Asia

Essay - 10 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The UN definition of "trafficking", under the terms of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (supplementing the 2000 UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime), Article 3(a) states: 'Trafficking in persons' shall mean...

20 Aug 2008
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Is there a link between drugs and crime?

Essay - 21 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Recent drug policy in the UK has been shaped by the general presumption that drug addiction is a key contributory factor to rising crime. The literature review demonstrates that whilst empirical evidence clearly supports a link between drugs and crime, the use of drugs is one part of a complex...

12 Aug 2008
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Religious Persecution

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In recent history, religion has become more tolerated in the world. However, many religions continue to be persecuted for their beliefs despite their popularity throughout the world and despite the injustice of denying this basic civil right of life. People of all races have followed structured...

06 Aug 2008
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Military Extended Child Care Agency (M.E.C.C.A.)

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The Military Extended Child Care Agency (M.E.C.C.A) is an agency that would be used to assist Soldiers and their family members with extended child care services. Most military child care agencies or centers operating hours are from 5:30 am to 6:00 pm. These hours are not acceptable or...

04 Aug 2008
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Harakat Al-Maqawama Al-Islamiyya (Hamas): From terrorism to politics

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

“Believing in the sacredness of Palestine and its Islamic status, Hamas believes it impermissible under any circumstances to concede any part of Palestine or to recognize the Zionist occupation if it.” (Simon and Stevenson, 2003, p.59) This paper posits that Hamas' transformation from...

01 Aug 2008
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The voices and visions of our youth for a better Philadelphia

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Philadelphia has been inundated with a wave of violence in recent years: youth violence, gun violence, and an increase in homicides. To better understand the concerns our youth have about these issues and to begin to assess the impact of their exposure to such violence, a letter writing...

01 Aug 2008
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Lula and the myth of the Flying Dutchman: The play written by Amiri Baraka

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Amiri Baraka's play, Dutchman, is a deeply powerful one act which reflects the racial and societal tensions of the 1960's in the setting of a moving subway car. The interaction between the two main characters, Lula a sinister, white woman and Clay an African American intellectual, illustrates the...

01 Aug 2008
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David, Jesus, Paul, and Plato: The Christian doctrine of the afterlife

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Within the scheme of contemporary Christian theology, there appears a common theme that the afterlife proposed in the Bible represents simply a doctrine of the immortality of the soul. Critics of this view have suggested that this viewpoint is a result of Platonic philosophy creeping into...

31 Jul 2008
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Integration of music and literacy

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Enacting the fallacious theory of standard-based education reform, the “No Child Left Behind” act has proven severely detrimental to The United States Education System. The staunch ordinance, forcing the state to impose more standardized tests in order to receive necessary federal...

30 Jul 2008
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Questions: Of God and belief

Essay - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Questions, questions… the good disciple is always full of questions. Josef Pieper held that the only true happiness comes from the gradual quenching of the intellect by God's infinitely unwinding mystery. God is somewhat like a riveting, never-ending mystery novel in which the plot keeps...

29 Jul 2008
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Nietzsche's "Life not an argument"

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

“The conditions of life might include error,” Nietzsche says, yet without these conditions “no one could endure living” (Williams 117). Though we have forms, rules, and facts, he argues, we've merely invented them to cope with the mysteries of our environment. These...

29 Jul 2008
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Eurocentrism and the noble savage

Essay - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Europeans of the fifteenth century undertook a daunting task: to explore the entire world. Looking back on it today, we can see that the sheer size of this venture would naturally impede the flow of accurate information about discoveries of new lands and peoples. Yet, it seems that pragmatic...

28 Jul 2008
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A wife's role in marriage

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

A wife's submission to her husband is important to a successful marriage. When two people are bonded together to form one union, there are bound to be trials and disagreements. However, when there is a head of a household, the marriage runs more smoothly. The man should be the head of the...

27 Jul 2008
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The holy union: Religion and marital conflict

Essay - 7 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In a time when conservatives worry that allowing homosexual to marry will destroy the sanctity of marriage and the family, heterosexual Americans are divorcing at a greater rate than ever before. The ratio of divorces to marriages is around 50% , suggesting that half of all marriages are doomed...