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The Final Border: Peter Fenwick at TEDxBerlin

Aug 2023 29
Crossing borders physically, emotionally, culturally, artistically -- all these aspects were widely explored on the 23rd of November by an array of international, truly inspirational speakers that received standing ovations from an electrified audience. source

How the Normans changed the history of Europe – Mark Robinson

May 2023 06
Check out our Patreon page: View full lesson: In the year 1066, 7,000 Norman infantry and knights sailed in warships across the English Channel. Their target: England, home to more than a million people. Around the same period of time, other groups of Normans were setting forth all across Europe. Who were these warriors, and how did they leave their mark so far and wide? Mark Robinson shares a brief history of the Normans. Lesson by Mark Robinson, directed by Echo Bridge. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible!......

Debunking the myth of the Lost Cause: A lie embedded in American history – Karen L. Cox

Apr 2023 26
Examine the myth of the Lost Cause: a campaign created by pro-Confederates after the Civil War to promote the lie that they seceded for state's rights. -- In the 1860’s, 11 southern states withdrew from the United States and formed the Confederacy. They seceded in response to the growing movement for the nationwide abolition of slavery. Yet barely a year after the Civil War ended, southern sources began claiming the conflict was about state’s rights. How did this revisionist history come about? Karen L. Cox examines the cultural myth of the Lost Cause. Lesson by Karen L. Cox, directed by......

"Balancing Religion and Culture — from an African-American Muslim" by Hajjah Abrafi Sanyika

Mar 2023 02
Donate to The Women's Mosque of America here: womensmosque.com/donate Returning Khateebah Hajjah Abrafi S. Sanyika continues where the previous month's Khateebah, Maheen Abbasi, left off on her discussion on balancing religion and culture -- this time, from the perspective of an African-American Muslim. In her khutbah, Hajjah Abrafi recounts the African roots of Islam in America, the ways in which African Americans sacrificed and contributed to the freedom and wealth that is enjoyed by all Americans and immigrants to America, and the ways in which she made sure her own daughter was raised with a balance between culture and religion......

How a Near-Death Experience Shaped Five Teenagers' Lives: Henry Woodman at TEDxNSU

Dec 2022 03
In his talk, Henry Woodman recounts the journey of five spoiled teenagers from suburbia U.S.A. sent to the remote, impenetrable, and unmapped rainforest of the Mosquito Coast in Honduras. Their mission was to find a lost city rumored to have vast quantities of gold, but what they discovered about themselves was much more precious than gold. Woodman is the founder and president of ICE Portal and is a current M.B.A. student at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events......

The Egyptian myth of Isis and the seven scorpions – Alex Gendler

Nov 2022 01
Dive into the Egyptian myth of Isis, a powerful goddess protecting her son from her murderous brother with the help of seven scorpions. -- A woman in rags emerged from a swamp flanked by seven giant scorpions and approached a magnificent mansion to beg for food. But the mistress of the house took one look at her grimy clothes and unusual companions and slammed the door in her face. Little did the mistress know the woman was no ordinary beggar, but the most powerful goddess in Egypt. Alex Gendler details the myth of Isis. Lesson by Alex Gendler, directed by......

Religion Is the No1. Cause of Poverty in Africa by Rev. Walter Mwambazi | Reaction Video

Oct 2022 07
5 Major Reasons Religion Is the No.1 Cause of Poverty in Africa | Rev Walter Mwambazi | TEDxLusaka I was worried about this one because, as you know, I am more than aware that I have a lot to learn. But when the algorithm recommends something...well...what do you do? You REACT to it! This is a TEDxLusaka Talk by Rev. Walter Mwambazi. Although I didn't agree with a few of his points, I thought the general idea was definitely worth spreading. Especially because he speaks from a place of personal practice and knowledge. Let me know what you think. Original......

Dying to be me! Anita Moorjani at TEDxBayArea

Oct 2022 06
Doctors had given Anita Moorjani just hours to live when she arrived at the hospital in a coma on the morning of February 2nd, 2006. Unable to move as a result of the cancer that had ravaged her body for almost four years, Anita entered another dimension, where she experienced great clarity and understanding of her life and purpose here on earth. She was given a choice of whether to return to life or not, and chose to return to life when she realized that "heaven" is a state and not a place. This subsequently resulted in a remarkable and......

The Big Story: Origins of Religion

Sep 2022 10
Next in The Big Story: (Biology, the Brain and History) This video has been selected as one of the TED Ed Best Flips. Subscribe to stay up to date with new videos. *** Sources: The Forest People, by Colin M Turnbull, 1961 The Old Way: A Story of the First People, by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, 2006 The Evolution of God, by Robert Wright, 2009 Additional Reading: "Evolutionary origin of religions," Wikipedia The Dawn of Belief: Religon in the Upper Paleolithic of Southwestern Europe, Chapters 4~7, by D Bruce Dickson, 1990 The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, by Émile Durkheim, 1915......