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Churches Helping Children in Zambia

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On May 12, 2017, NPR released an article with the headline, “U.S. Has The Worst Rate Of Maternal Deaths In The Developed World.” The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is 26.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. In Finland, the … Continue reading

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Why Is June LGBT Pride Month?

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The first of June marks LGBT Pride Month. The reasons that Pride Month is so important to the LGBT community are many. The fight to earn civil rights has been hard and those who worked so diligently deserve to be … Continue reading

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IDAHO for LGBT Rights

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On May 17, the international community remembers the date that the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the “International Classification of Diseases.” For many people, it’s hard to even imagine a time when homosexuality was considered a disease, but … Continue reading

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When the Death Penalty Debate Hits Close to Home

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In April last year, Reverend Rene Robert, a Franciscan priest in St. Augustine, was found shot to death in Augusta, Georgia. Steven Murray, a repeat offender who was being helped by Robert, was charged with killing him. Under Georgia’s laws, … 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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Political Poetry: Taking A Stand

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“We are a nation of immigrants, a quilt of many colors, and we’ve managed over more than two centuries to create a way of life that allows for a reasonable degree of upward mobility, that prizes individual liberty, promotes freedom … Continue reading

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Religious Persecution Around the World in 2016

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In the United States, it’s the FBI that watches the number of hate crimes each year. The last year the data was available, the most persecuted group in America based on religious hate was the Jews. Muslims are a close … Continue reading

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