Tag: Human Rights

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    “Something is changing,” says an Israeli sociologist, “and I don’t know, but I think it will come here. It’s very difficult to believe the whole Arab world will be in riots and Jerusalem and West Bank are going to be quiet.” More

    March 25, 2011 | Comments

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    Along with a responsibility to protect, international military forces intervening in Libya also have a responsibility to respect. More

    March 21, 2011 | Comments

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    To mark Human Rights Day on December 10 and the awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in absentia to jailed Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, read an essay about a new book on human rights in history and religion’s role in the human rights movement. More

    December 9, 2010 | Comments

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    Some ethicists and philosophers say economic sanctions should be subject to the same moral scrutiny given to the use of military force and should require the same level of ethical justification as acts of war. More

    September 13, 2010 | Comments

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    In addition to confronting tough political issues in the Middle East, US agencies and departments across the government are targeting violent extremism, human rights, and civil rights at home and abroad, says the Obama administration’s special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference. More

    June 4, 2010 | Comments

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    “When mass violence hits a country and tears it apart, it takes a long time for it to repair itself,” says human rights activist Eric Stover. More

    May 14, 2010 | Comments

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    Sold into sexual slavery early in her life, today Somaly Mam fights human trafficking and protects young girls in Cambodia against sexual abuse. More

    February 12, 2010 | Comments

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    Engaged Buddhism means “you must confront social suffering,” says Thai scholar and activist Sulak Sivaraksa, “and people suffer now because of the environment.” More

    January 15, 2010 | Comments

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    A recent expansion of the federal hate crimes law “does not suspend the First Amendment,” says New York Times staff writer David Kirkpatrick, “and there’s nobody, I think, on either side of the US Senate or House of Representatives that intends to see preachers locked in jail.” More

    October 30, 2009 | Comments

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    "You can’t say that religious opinions made over 1, 000 years ago are valid for all times," says Gamal al-Banna, a reformist Muslim cleric in Egypt. "We must have a revolution in the understanding of Islam, a revolution almost like Martin Luther’s."

    August 7, 2009 | Comments

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