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Mormon Church Changes Stance on LGBT Baptisms

In a stunning move on April 4 of this year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, announced that it will now baptize the children of LGBT parents. This new policy reverses ...

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Catholic School Kicked Out of Archdiocese for Refusing To Fire Gay Teacher

In the latest chapter of the growing debate over the employment of LGBTQ staff in local Catholic educational institutions, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana, kicked the Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School out of the ...

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Songs About Civil Rights for Martin Luther King Day

Americans remember Martin Luther King in January. February is African American History Month. Add these songs to your playlist to start a discussion about civil rights, race and resistance in your community. John Legend ...

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8 Books To Start Conversations on Race and Racism With Your Kids

Addressing race and racism isn’t always easy, but studies show that children as young as three years old can recognize bias and prejudice. Kids may not have the vocabulary to talk about racism, so it’s up to ...

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Mahalia Jackson — The Queen of Gospel

Michael Jackson might be the King of Pop, but he’s got nothing on Mahalia Jackson, who incidentally has the same last name as Michael but is unrelated to the pop singer. Mahalia was known for being a civil rights a ...

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Role Models and Allies

Professional sports have not always been friendly to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, but change is coming. A football player who made it okay to be out and gay while playing in the NFL talks ab ...

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10 Children’s Books for Women’s History Month

Young girls need heroines that will fill their minds of possibilities. In the past, it’s been challenging to find interesting stories of women who made a difference. Fortunately, publishers have taken notice and ha ...

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Celebrating Women Nobel Laureates: Emily Greene Balch

March is Women’s History Month. January 30 to April 4 is internationally recognized as a Season of Nonviolence. Let’s take a look at the 1946 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Emily Greene Balch. If you’ve n ...

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11 Quotes for Peace to Remember During the Holiday Season

It’s the season when people think of family, harmony and peace. No matter what holiday you celebrate in the winter season, you probably dream of a world without war, hatred and hostility. Many people have imagined ...

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Remembering Tennessee Williams During LGBT History Month

One of the most influential plays of the 20th century would have to be “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Probably everyone knows the famous line, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers,” s ...

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