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        Discussion of Themes | The Power of Place: Sacred Space, Secular States?

        Religious beliefs are at the root of social, political, and, ultimately, territorial conflict in both Jerusalem and Turkey. Different perspectives on location, settlement, and public policy in Jerusalem and Istanbul are voiced by Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Use these case studies to introduce students to a discussion about the coexistence of multiple regligious and ethnic groups living in the same geographic region.

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