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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 ...

Category: Human Rights Social Justice

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United Methodists Threaten to De-Unite Over LGBT Policies

The differing views held by conservative, centrist, and liberal factions of the United Methodist Church with regard to LGBT policies and practices appear to be coming to a head. At a St. Louis UMC conference in February, ...

Category: Politics Religion Social Justice

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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 ...

Category: Equal Rights Freedom Social Equality Social Justice

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7 Movies That Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the third Monday of January, Americans remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If he had lived, he would be 90 years old in 2019. Movies don’t always portray him accurately, but they are a good place to start learn ...

Category: Equal Rights Freedom Politics Social Justice

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6 Quotes to Inspire You to Activism

How many roads must a man walk down Before they can call him a man? How many seas must a white dove sail Before she sleeps in the sand? How many times must the cannon balls fly Before they're forever banned? The ...

Category: Morality Social Justice

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Domestic Violence Prevention Initiatives

Domestic violence affects men and women. Men can be abusers or victims, as can women. However, the reality is that many more men are abusers than get abused. Women are more commonly the victims. Although many programs ad ...

Category: Aid Human Rights Social Justice

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A Biblical Perspective on Debt

Managing money can be a challenge for some people. It can be difficult to figure out how to cover all of your expenses, especially if you are living paycheck to paycheck. This may make it tempting to get a credit card or ...

Category: Social Justice Christianity

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The Right to Die

A hotly debated topic in the United States currently is whether or not a person has the right to die (sometimes known as death with dignity or assisted suicide) when he or she has received a terminal illness. This usuall ...

Category: Health and Wellness Morality Social Justice

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The Most Persecuted Religion in the World

Religious persecution may not seem like something that is as common as it once was, but it is still a major problem worldwide. There are still many countries in which you can be persecuted or even executed for following ...

Category: Online Ordination Religion Social Justice

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Does Group Believe Rape Should Be Made Legal?

It sounds almost unbelievable, but it's true. There is a group whose members the media says believe rape should be made legal. This group is led by a blogger named Roosh Valizadeh. He had set up a worldwide meetup for ...

Category: Equal Rights Human Rights Politics Social Equality Social Justice

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