Tag: Human Rights

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    Matthew McGarry, Catholic Relief Services representative in Afghanistan, says "people's faith is central to every aspect of their daily life in Afghanistan, and not taking that into account can undermine every other positive thing that the Administration might want to do."

    April 24, 2009 | Comments

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    For 100 days in 1994, Rwandans killed each other at a rate of 10,000 a day. Today the country tries to heal its wounds and deal with the consequences of the slaughter. "We have a nation to build," says Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana. "We cannot wait until we forget the genocide."

    April 17, 2009 | Comments

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    Bob Abernethy discusses Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York with Religion & Ethics Newsweekly managing editor Kim Lawton. More

    April 18, 2008 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from an interview with Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and author of The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith With Our Values in a Dangerous World (Basic Books, 2007). More

    December 21, 2007 | Comments

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    There is no generally agreed figure on the human cost of the crackdown in Myanmar on Buddhist monks and others protesting dictatorial rule. The mass exodus from the country, formally and more widely known as Burma, continues. More

    November 16, 2007 | Comments

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    In Myanmar in Southeast Asia, tens of thousands of Buddhist monks have been marching against the military government and where the regime has harshly cracked down. More

    September 28, 2007 | Comments

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    The question of whether to ordain gay clergy has challenged and divided many denominations, including Conservative Jews. The Orthodox strongly oppose gay ordination, but reform Jews accept it. Now, the Conservative movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards has recommended that Conservative seminaries should be allowed to admit gays.

    February 2, 2007 | Comments

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    In late 2006, Congress passed a controversial bill that gave the president power to order trials of suspected terrorists in military tribunals, not regular courts, and it denied suspects the right to challenge their detention. But is the law constitutional? More

    October 6, 2006 | Comments

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    The Senate agreed to an immigration bill that would create a path to citizenship for many of the illegal immigrants in the United States. If some undocumented workers were able to stay, it could allay fears in many families. When undocumented immigrants have children born in the U.S., those children are considered U.S. citizen. If the parents receive a deportation notice, the families often split.

    May 26, 2006 | Comments

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    In Myanmar, which many still call Burma, military rulers allow no democracy or free speech and persecute religious minority groups. Human rights groups say there is a campaign of oppression that has resulted in almost a million and a half displaced people. Critics say the generals who control the area are conducting a form of ethnic cleansing hidden from the eyes of the outside world. More

    April 21, 2006 | Comments

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