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William Penn: Paving the Way for an Equitable Pennsylvania

William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, championed for liberty of conscience – or “religious freedom” – during an era of bitter religious conflicts that led to persecution throughout Europe.

Using his tolerant Quaker ideologies to form the basis of Pennsylvania’s government, Penn’s colony quickly became a melting pot of ethnicities and religious identities where settlers could seek refugee to embrace their beliefs.

Today, Pennsylvania remains a melting pot rich in culture, identity, and history.

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Calling All Contributors – November 2019

Calling all contributors! If you’re a writer, artist, photographer, or musician interested in having your work featured in the Nov. 2019 issue of The Burgundy Zine, you’ve come to the right place.

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Evil Eye: The History and Cultural Significance

A piercing blue gaze meets yours from the beads of a bracelet, pendant of a necklace, or key chain danging from a waist.

This symbol, the “evil eye,” can be traced back to 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian tablets and continues to prevail in modern fashion, according to a 2017 Indian Journal of Scientific Research study.

Today, many cultures still use it as a form of protection from envy – why? How did a blue eye translate into a protective symbol against a timeless, universal superstition about envy?

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