Us vs Them: Politics and competition

Alan Abramowitz is the Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science at Emory University. He’s a popular expert on national politics, polling and elections. His expertise includes election forecasting models, party realignment in the United States, congressional elections and the effects of political campaigns on the electorate.

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Some say religion is the source of political and policy conflicts, others say religion can be the solution to social challenges. Converse with people of various faiths (and of no faith at all).

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Access to Social Services for Immigrants in Indiana

Throughout the discussion, the panelists raised the theme of cultural sensitivity. Based on the discussion, cultural sensitivity is the acknowledgement and awareness of the cultural differences existing among people. Most of the refugees live in refugee camps for years before resettling in America and they are unprepared for the expectations and responsibilities of living in America.

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"It is great to see in real life, that there are many ways to connect with those you live among, recognizing that we shared this bond allowed us to develop a narrative that is hard to replicate. You can talk to anyone of any religion of culture when it comes to compassion and the idea of education and understanding that people that are not like you are not bad."

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Discuss youth-led initiatives

young people want to change the world ... talk to them about the resources and skills they need to do it.

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"but few buildings and public space have been designed in a way that orients them to the river. There are often regulatory restrictions for the reason for structures such as buildings, to be designed away from these areas, but the trail recognizes the potential connection and spiritual meaning that nature can bring."

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"This event underscored the importance of presenting the opportunity for the public to have access to new information in a setting that allows the public to ask questions and receive answers pertaining to the information."

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