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Photo of the Day: July 31, 2014

A South Korean student displays a message during a rally against the Israeli military operations in Gaza and the West Bank near the Israeli Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.   Tweet

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Obama Awards 2013 National Medals of Arts & Humanities

Washington, D.C.  This afternoon, the President and the First Lady honored the 2013 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities recipients at the White House. The President told the recipients that their “accomplishments enrich our lives and reveal something about ourselves and our country.” This year’s recipients consisted of a diverse array of individuals and groups who [...]

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Organizations Suggest Ways to Help Unaccompanied Minor Migrants

Washington, D.C.  With six weeks of steady reporting about the influx of Central American children and families crossing the U.S. border and no quick solutions being presented for what will happen to them, many people are asking their churches and dioceses what they can do to help. Unlike what would happen if a natural disaster [...]

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Ban: ‘Gaza in Critical Condition’ – Calls Again for Immediate Ceasefire

New York, N.Y.   Urging Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting now, “in the name of humanity”, United Nations Secretary-General has again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [...]

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Around World, Millions of Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan

New York, N.Y.  Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday that marked the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, but violence broke out in the Philippines and observances were somber in the Gaza war zone. Celebrating Eid alAdha at the beach in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. About [...]

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Meets Palestinian President

Secretary-General Meets Palestinian President Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine in Doha, Qatar. 20 July 2014 Doha, Qatar Photo # 595417 Tweet

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LGBT Bias Over Upcoming Pink Dot Event in Singapore

Singapore - Singapore’s annual Pink Dot event takes place on Saturday 28 June 2014, and this year it appears to have stirred up more controversy than usual. The grassroots movement which was started in 2009 by a group of individuals, is a large public gathering where attendees are encouraged to wear pink to support the ‘freedom [...]

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Film: Cameroon’s Response to ‘Born This Way’

New York, N.Y.  Director Shaun Kadlec and activist Bill Simbo talk about the challenges of filming Born This Way, a documentary which follows four gay and lesbian people in Cameroon and explores the difficulty of being queer in a country where homosexuality is illegal.  Director Shaun Kadlec and activist Bill Simbo talk about the challenges [...]

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‘Children of the Night’ Focuses on Human Sex Trafficking in U.S.

New York, N.Y.  Lois Lee is often called a pioneer in saving victims of human sex trafficking. The founder and president of Children of the Night, a privately funded non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution, began working toward her cause while she was in graduate school. Founder Lois Lee speaking [...]

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Trip into Rural Haiti to Visit “Little Miss Moses”

Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  On April 17, 2014, we took one of our trips into rural Haiti. We stopped to say hello to Miriam, who is a young woman who sells our Gadyen Dlo chlorine to local families so they can treat their drinking water.  Miriam is very friendly, so she invited us into her house and [...]

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Step Forward For Orphans Day Held in Washington

Curiator: What is the Art You Care About?

Pomona Cultural Center Presents Multimedia Arts Exhibition

Cute and Charity-Driven Makes Roma Boots Special

No Surprise: Russia Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine

Senator Blumenthal Speaks Out On Human Trafficking