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AFS: World Peace Begins with High School Exchanges

New York, N.Y.  In World War I, there was a group of over 2,500 American men who did not join the U.S. Army.  U.S. volunteers who came to France in WWI did so starting with 1914, three years before their country entered the war and began a draft.  Many volunteered to staff ambulances with the […]

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Dalai Lama Checks Into Mayo Clinic

Washington, D.C. Days after the Dalai Lama canceled all appearances for the month of October, the 80-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader checked into the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dalai Lama at Syracuse University. Credit: Wikipedia/VOA. A Mayo spokeswoman confirmed that the Dalai Lama had checked into the Rochester clinic for a medical evaluation on Sunday. […]

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Peter Yarrow, Operation Respect Take Center Stage in Ohio

Marietta, Ohio.  I moved from Oxford, Ohio to Marietta, Ohio in 1972 — with a box of Peter, Paul & Mary albums. I was raised by liberal parents in the ‘60’s — Dad fighting the Vietnam War, Mom entrenched in the Civil Rights movement. I was raised with Martin, Bobby, Gene — and Peter, Paul & […]

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282+ “Random Acts of Kindness” in Honor of Grant Bauer

Marietta, Ohio.  On September 5, 2015, The J. Luce Foundation announces the launch of The Bauer Fund, in honor and memory of Grant Michael Bauer, son of Dr. William M. Bauer, his mother Mary Ella, and sister Madison. Grant, aged 25, passed away one year ago today from an act of suicide. Grant touched the […]

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On International Day, Ban Calls on All to Act Charitably

New York, N.Y. On the International Day of Charity, marked annually on 5 September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on people everywhere to volunteer and act charitably in the face of human suffering. A man rests on a bag of rice distributed by Qatar Charity for internally displaced people (IDPs) affected by flooding […]

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Former U.S. President Carter ‘At Ease’ Fighting Cancer

Atlanta, GA.  Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter says tests on a mass removed from his liver reveal he has melanoma, usually a type of skin cancer, that has spread from his liver to his brain.   “At first, I thought it was confined to my liver and that the operation had completely removed it, so […]

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Southampton Animal Shelter Presents ‘Unconditional Love Gala’

Southampton, N.Y.  The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) held its 6th Annual Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday, July 18th at a sold out event at a private waterfront residence on Gin Lane in Southampton. Gala chair Jean Shafiroff and Board President Jonathan McCann hosted this year’s Great Gatsby themed event, which honored Leslie Alexander & […]

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On Nelson Mandela Day, U.N. Joins Call to Inspire Social Change

New York, N.Y.  The 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ founding provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the life and work of Nelson Mandela with a call to action for helping others, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he joined the world gathers in marking Nelson Mandela International Day. Nelson Mandela, then Deputy President […]

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Hajj Stampede Toll Climbs to 1,453 in Saudi Arabia

Refugees are the Responsibility of the World – Peter Sutherland

33 Still Missing After U.S. Airstrike on Kunduz Hospital

U.N. Warns Against ‘Toxic Debates,’ Urges Global Compact on Refugees

U.N. Urges Mexico to End ‘Misery’ of Enforced Disappearances

Connecticut Senators: No Background Check, No Gun