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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The gurdwara collects people of one following to thank a higher being for their fortunate pasts or pray for better futures. And just like other global houses of worship, it is under fire. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Religious Institutions Should Not Have To Pay For Safety

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
September 4, 2019

The officer at my local gurdwara, a Sikh house of worship, always sat alertly in his SUV. He puzzled over families entering the building, which houses a behemoth kitchen used to prepare community meals...

We need to practice what we preach—accepting different beliefs and different viewpoints in all realms of identity. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Suppressed into spiritual silence

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
October 25, 2018

Last week, as my Introduction to College Writing class engaged in a conversation about global religious persecution, my professor urged my classmates and I to narrow our scope—to focus on the opinion...

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