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AIDS Awareness to Combat the Myths

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In religious circles, it’s easy to want to say that AIDS won’t happen in my church, but the harsh truth is that anyone can be infected with HIV/AIDS. March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in the United States. … Continue reading

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Autistic People Struggle To Find Inclusion in Faith Communities

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Autism is still poorly understood by most of the public, despite the growing amount of publicity on the subject. Some autistics have been working to change that by sharing how their unique type of neurology works and by speaking out … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by News? Take Care of Yourself

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Most people thought last year was bad when it came to bad news and negativity. The election is over, and we no longer have to listen to hours of political debate and commentary about the election, but our world is … Continue reading

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A Season of Nonviolence

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On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was assassinated. Gandhi was known for peaceful civil disobedience and key to the Indian independence movement. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. King was … Continue reading

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Building Awareness of Online Bullying

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According to the Urban Institute, 25 percent of teens have been abused or harassed through technology. Half of all teens who experience online bullying are also physically abused, making them at a higher risk for pregnancy and STIs than other … Continue reading

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Think About Your Ethical Will

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In biblical times, it was common for a father to bless his sons not only with his material worth, but also with a heartfelt expression of what truly mattered to him. His dreams of the future, his forgiveness and his … Continue reading

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An English Tradition: A Dry January

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In 2012, a campaign began in England to decrease alcohol consumption. It’s gained momentum in the UK, and it’s making its way into the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH) 87.6 percent of … Continue reading

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Loneliness and How It Affects Your Health

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“Keep in mind that to avoid loneliness, many people need both a social circle and an intimate attachment. Having just one of two may still leave you feeling lonely.” –Gretchen Rubin Those without friends and family at the holidays often … Continue reading

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