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Students walk by security fences installed in front of the Supreme Court.
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Supreme Court Continues Expanding Taxpayer Support for Religious Schools, Students

“Carson v. Makin represents a chance for more parents to give their children an education in line with their religious beliefs,” Charles J. Russo writes. “Opponents fear that cases such as Carson could establish a precedent of requiring taxpayer dollars to fund religious teachings. Based on its most recent judgments, many legal analysts maintain that the current court is increasingly sympathetic to claims that religious liberties are being threatened but, in so doing, is creating too close of a relationship between religion and government.”

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A family of people in Siberia stand on and around their front porch
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The World Has A Lot To Learn About Conservation And Trust From Indigenous Societies

“Recent studies have underscored that conservationists can learn a lot from traditional ecological knowledge about successful resource management,” Professor of Anthropology John Ziker writes. “Some experts argue that traditional knowledge needs a role in global climate planning, because it fosters strategies that are ‘cost-effective, participatory and sustainable.'”

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Art of Quakers holding goods, while dark skinned natives bring more to them
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18th-Century Quakers Led Sugar Boycott To Protest Against Slavery

In the 1780s, British and American Quakers launched an extensive and unprecedented propaganda campaign against slavery and slave-labor products. Their goal of creating a broad nondenominational antislavery movement culminated in a boycott of slave-grown sugar in 1791 supported by nearly a half-million Britons.

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