The dictionary defines pluralism as “a form of society in which the members of minority groups maintain their independent cultural traditions.” (Webster) Pluralism can also be described by the phrase the “melting pot,” where a place where races, and cultures are blended together. In the article “ What Is Pluralism?” written by Diana L. Eck , she describes 4 main characteristics of pluralism, and each point can be seen in the 2008 film Fremont USA, an example of a pluralistic city. It’s a California city that started off with a white farming people, than it slowly became one of the most diverse cities in the nation through immigration. One can say in today’s Fremont white people are the minority. But the most notable diversity is in their religious communities of this city.
Banks that practiced these new methods were established by Christians as a part of the Commercial Revolution, which eventually spread through all of the Christian states. Finally, Documents 5 and 6 further show how trade introduced products from different civilizations hundreds of miles away to each other. The first of these two documents shows how Marco Polo brought new ideas from China back home to Europe, such as the idea of using paper money and coal heating. The Columbian Exchange in Document 6 explains how products from the New World were brought to the Old World to create new foods, some of these products including chocolate, tomato, and
Increasing numbers of westerners began converting to Buddhism in the mid-20th century due to the wide availability of Buddhist texts and scripts, along with the missionary efforts by eastern monks. Buddhism is continuing to influence Western popular culture and spiritual movements.Various Sources state that the number of Buddhists in the world today is between 230 million and 500 million. Over half of the world lives in countries which have been significantly influenced by Buddha’s ideas. Today, Buddhism is practiced by large numbers of people in the Americas, Europe and Oceania. Buddhism has become the fastest-growing religion in Australia and some other Western
Prior to the arrival of Spanish missionaries, the Mission District was inhabited by the Ohlone people who populated much of the San Francisco Bay Area. During California's early statehood period, in the 19th and 20th century, large numbers of Irish and German immigrant workers moved into the area. Development and settlement intensified after the 1906 earthquake, as many displaced businesses and residents moved into the area, making Mission Street a major commercial thoroughfare. In 1926, the Polish community of San Francisco converted a church on 22nd Street and Shotwell Street and opened its doors as the Polish Club of San Francisco; it is referred to today as the "Dom Polski", or Polish Home. The Irish American community made its mark on the area during this time, with notable residents such as etymologist Peter Tamony calling the Mission home.
Waves of Japan came to the islands increasing numbers to work in the sugar trade. U.S. militaries built a stragetic naval base in the center of the Pacific. This provided fuel for the congress to pass annexation legislation which means that we can now put our
Allison Lee RELI 1002 Liu Xuewen 2/17/2012 This video is an interview between Bill Moyers and Tu Wei-Ming. The topic is about “A Confucian Life in America”. Bill Moyers interviews Tu Wei-Ming who is a leading expert on Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism. A proponent of the idea of “Cultural China,” which attempts to understand what it means to be Chinese within a world context. Tu is currently interpreting Confucian ethics as a spiritual resource for the emerging global community.
Elite and popular art became aligned as never before or since” (p.235) So we can say that by looking to History we can see that Japan influenced the art and design of America. Morse’s phrase explains how much japan influenced America “at first so little understood modified our own methods of ornamentation until frescoes and wallpapers, woodwork and carpets, dishes and table clothes, metal work and book-covers, Christmas cards and even
Similarities and Differences Between Christian Cathedrals and Buddhist Shrines By: Kim Aument Dr. T. James Humanities 1 20 May 2014 Kim Aument Dr. T. James Humanities I 20 May 2014 Similarities and Differences between Christian Cathedrals and Buddhist Shrines From the time of prehistory, to the modern age, worship has played an important role in human civilization. Houses of worship and religious structures are as numerous and varied as the religions and populations that they serve. The Notre-Dame-Paris and the Great Stupa in Sanchi are both impressive structures that were built for religious purposes. Notre-Dame is a cathedral of Christian worship, and the Great Stupa is a Buddhist shrine. Even though the value systems of the religions vary, and there are significant differences between the styles and purposes of these structures; there are also a number of notable similarities.
Antebellum Reform Movement: Music Princeton University defines music as “an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner.”1 Though there is a universal definition for music, music itself is constantly changing. The growing popularity of spiritual music, the transformation of parlor music, and the influence of immigrants on music in the United States all represent the change in music from 1790 to 1860. The religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening caused rapid popularity for spiritual song traditions throughout the United States. The movement was centered partially around outdoor worship gatherings and simple hymns. One group that was known for their ecstatic form of worship were referred to as the Shakers, though they called themselves the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing.
During the 1970s, nearly 200,000 Vietnamese emigrated to the United States—many of whom were admitted with refugee status. More recent immigration of Asians, including that of Asian Indians, has been motivated by educational and professional opportunities. Very often, Asians who come to this country to pursue a university education will decide to stay and embark on a career in this