Tag: Nobel Peace Prize

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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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    “I think King would make a case for the principles and practices of nonviolence even in settling disputes between nations,” says Cheryl Sanders, professor of Christian ethics at Howard University School of Divinity and senior pastor at Third Street Church of God in Washington, DC. More

    January 15, 2010 | Comments

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    Religion and Ethics Newsweekly’s Kim Lawton highlights some of the key religion news stories from the past year in this special annual feature. More

    December 23, 2009 | Comments

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    In his response to receiving the peace prize, the president said “we must pursue a new beginning among people of different faiths and races and religions, one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect.” More

    October 9, 2009 | Comments

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    Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize for peace. She is a conservationist whose movement has caused the planting of 30 million trees in Kenya and also helped lead to free elections. Recently, Maathai visited Chicago, as Judy Valente reports. More

    November 9, 2007 | Comments