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Winter 2017 issue of Word Worth® Magazine

Editorial  — Perverting the Concept of Religious Freedom


Column   — Mutual Acceptance – not Tolerance, Is my New Mantra
                        by Dr. Sheenu Srinivasan

For centuries the word tolerance has been interpreted as a virtuous quality. ...To me it means that I have no objection to your way of life, your beliefs, your choice of god and your mode of worship. My question is: who am I to judge you or your views? Tolerating puts us on two different planes – not on the same plane and that is a problem.

Arts   —

This story appeared in the Yankee Blade, a newspaper that was published in Maine from 1842 to 1895. It was reprinted in the book, One Thousand Years of Hubbard History by Harlan Page Hubbard, published in 1895. Too many young women remain unaware that through the 1800s, women were expected to marry their parents' choice, and they remain unaware that in many parts of the world, not only is that still true, but young women are often sold to their grooms.

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