Topic: Culture and Society

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    “Drought does not need to mean famine,” according to Niger’s president, who adds that the country is tired of needing help and not being able to feed its own people. “We need to escape from emergency aid. We need to help our population produce and provide for itself.” More

    June 29, 2012 | Comments

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    “How they relate to God and their fellow man, their diet, their exercise, their avoidance of tobacco and alcohol—all of that collectively contributes to longevity,” says Loma Linda University public health professor Larry Beeson. More

    March 23, 2012 | Comments

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    In the Orthodox Christian tradition fasting is not about deprivation or suffering, says Catherine Mandell, author of “When You Fast: Recipes for Lenten Seasons.” More

    March 2, 2012 | Comments

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    “When we’ve had that political will to reduce poverty, we’ve been able to do it in our country, and that’s what we need to mobilize now,” says Reverend David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. More

    November 23, 2011 | Comments

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    There is a proposal on the ballot in Mississippi that would say human life begins at conception. If the measure passes, every fertilized human egg in Mississippi would be defined as a person, and that could make abortion, for any reason, murder. More

    November 4, 2011 | Comments

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    “There is acute embarrassment that the second-fastest growing economy in the world has almost half of its children malnourished,” says Biraj Patnaik. More

    September 16, 2011 | Comments

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    An interfaith coalition is launching a prayer and fasting campaign to protect federal funding for programs that help the poor. More

    March 28, 2011 | Comments

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    Doctors and patients make health care decisions, says Dr. Bruce Silva of the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, “but then it has to be okay’d by someone else who puts their belief systems and their ethics on me and on my patients.” More

    March 25, 2011 | Comments

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    The seriousness of Ash Wednesday and Lent was preceded this week by frivolity and the traditional pancake race at Washington’s National Cathedral. More

    March 8, 2011 | Comments

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    As the hajj comes to an end, Muslims distribute meat to the poor and recall Abraham’s willingness to offer his son to God. More

    November 12, 2010 | Comments

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