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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 ...

Category: Human Rights Morality Politics Religion

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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 ...

Category: Equal Rights Human Rights Religion Social Justice

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Malaysia Instructs Women to Dress Up and Keep Husbands Happy in Quarantine

With rates of domestic violence skyrocketing, the Malaysian government issued tips for how wives can keep their husbands happy during quarantine. Needless to say, critics were outraged by the misogynistic suggestions. 

Category: Equal Rights Health and Wellness

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New Movement Within Black Church Seeks To Improve Gender Equality

Like so many other churches, the black church in America has always been a patriarchy. Dating clear black to the days of slavery, the black church represented virtually the only place where black men could — and di ...

Category: Equal Rights Religion Christianity

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Vatican Declares Gender Cannot Be Changed

In a new document issued this past summer, the Vatican declared in a decidedly harsh fashion that gender is a matter of biological birth, not personal choice, and can’t be changed. Bearing the title “Male and ...

Category: Equal Rights Morality Christianity

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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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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 ...

Category: Equal Rights Human Rights Morality

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10 Universal Truths by Which We All Live — Part II

Last week, in Part I of this series, we started exploring universal truths and listed five of them. This week in Part II, we talk about five additional universal truths. 6. Happiness Is a Fleeting Emotion Despite the f ...

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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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