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Big Changes in the United Methodist Church's Stance on LGBTQ Rights

Issues concerning LGBTQ rights often pose big questions to politicians and religious leaders alike. While some churches continue to claim that having a sexual orientation other than heterosexuality goes against their tea ...

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The Supreme Court’s Ruling on LGBTQ Rights and What it Means for Religious Conservatives

The past few months have brought about massive changes to the lives of American citizens. In the midst of big questions about how best to handle COVID-19 outbreaks, a wide variety of human rights issues have also been br ...

Category: Human Rights Politics Political and Religious Controversy

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Religions Worldwide Respond to the Death of George Floyd

News of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man in Minneapolis who died while being detained by a police officer, quickly spread across the United States and the world, leading to widespread outrage an ...

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Buddhism and Euthanasia

One of the central themes of almost all religions is death or, more specifically, what becomes of us when we die. The teachings of almost every faith focus on attempting to explain death and dying and how it fits in with ...

Category: Human Rights Morality Buddhism

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The Problem of Elder Abuse

According to the CDC, elder abuse is a “significant public health problem” that affects at least 10% of adults over the age of 60. Some believe that this figure is an underestimate of the problem because many ...

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6 Books for Summer Reading

This season may be coming to a close, but that doesn't mean you can't take a break from the fast pace of living this summer by picking up a book or two. Here are some newly published tomes that will give you a broader vi ...

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New Lawsuit Accuses Church of Scientology of Human Trafficking

A new lawsuit filed by a former member of the Church of Scientology alleges that the organization engages in abuse, human trafficking, and forced labor. The plaintiff, listed only as Jane Doe, claims she grew up inside t ...

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The Alarming Rise in European Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism, the hatred of Jews and the hellacious acts that often accompany it, is nothing new. It’s been around almost since the beginnings of recorded history. Its most notable exemplification was the Holocaus ...

Category: Human Rights Morality Politics Judaism

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7 Books About World War II for Kids and Teens

World War II can be a difficult time frame to understand historically. The reasons the war began were complex and not limited to one country. Nazi ideology can be difficult to explain to children, but it’s importan ...

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8 Books for Children for the Season of Nonviolence

January 30 marked the beginning of the Season of Nonviolence, a 64-day international campaign that begins on the anniversary of the death of Mohandas Gandhi and ends on April 4, the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Human Rights Politics

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