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Religion and Culture: How Two Social Forces Unite II

Posted On: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Do we view culture as a fluid concept, or are there rigid cultural norms deeply instilled within our societies? In the same way that religion seems strict and unyielding, culture can also seem like a concrete system of fixed meanings and symbols.[1] However, both culture and religion are endlessly shifting as people often change their outlooks due to certain political or social contexts. The word culture has origins from the word to “cultivate” or to grow, or care for. Thus to have a culture, to be cultural, is to adapt or grow into the customs of an acquired space.

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International Committee 2018

Posted On: Friday, July 27, 2018

The International Committee works to support a welcoming and inclusive environment for international employees, students, and scholars. In collaboration with the Immigration Services Office of Human Resources, the International Committee works to assure a seamless integration into Massachusetts and the University.

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Disabilities Committee 2018

Posted On: Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Disabilities Committee is firmly committed to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion in employment and learning for individuals with disabilities. The committee helps to support UMMS’ commitment to a welcoming and accessible environment that ensures that individuals with disabilities can participate in all of the benefits and opportunities afforded to the UMMS community.

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Commonwealth Medicine Cultural Diversity Committee (CWM CDC) 2018

Posted On: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The CWM CDC values and commits itself to promoting employee diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action. The Cultural Diversity Committee helps build a strong organizational workplace through diversity and inclusion.

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Civility Committee 2018

Posted On: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Civility Sub-Committee at UMASS Medical School was formed out of a desire to promote a sustainable civil culture at UMASS Medical School. The Civility Sub-Committee, through their educational and training events, helps foster a civil organizational climate where all members of UMMS feel respected, supported, and safe in their community.

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Religion and Culture in the Workplace Discussion

Posted On: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cultural sensitivity is increasingly important. However, to truly gain a better understanding of culture, we need to understand the role that religion plays in shaping culture, and vice versa. Both culture and religion are highly influenced by one another, and often cannot be fully separated.

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