Peace & Human Rights

You Can Make a Difference: New App Lets You Provide Meals for Syrian Children

You Can Make a Difference: New App Lets You Provide Meals for Syrian Children

Do you know there are a surfeit of Syrian refugee children starving in camps? This new App called ShareTheMeal is touted to drastically reduce the amount of these children.

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MUST READ: Teen Writer’s Incredibly Sane & Conscious Article on Paris Terrorist Attacks

MUST READ: Teen Writer’s Incredibly Sane & Conscious Article on Paris Terrorist Attacks

Perhaps the most sane response in all the opinions surrounding the tragic attacks in Paris comes from this teen named Meha. Read her compassionate, sensible article and be lifted up.

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World Stands In Solidarity With France After Horrific Terrorist Attacks in Paris

World Stands In Solidarity With France After Horrific Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Get the facts of the terrorist attacks in Paris as well as the worldwide response to those attacks.

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A Brave & Brilliant Way To Heal Your Broken Heart (Video)

A Brave & Brilliant Way To Heal Your Broken Heart (Video)

The thing is, whether apart or together, peace can only come if we are willing – truly willing – to see, hear and feel the other person. And remember, being ‘right’ offers no peace. Understanding the other person however, does.

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We Refuse To Be Enemies – How Arabs & Israelis Are Uniting for Peace

Written by on October 21, 2015 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 12 Comments
We Refuse To Be Enemies – How Arabs & Israelis Are Uniting for Peace

The “We refuse to be enemies” movement has the participation of Arabs, Israelis and Israeli Arabs united in their longing for peace. The slogan has turned into an international social media campaign against the unnecessary deaths in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the need for peace in the region.

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John Lennon Would Have Been 75 Today – Fans Honor Him With Human Peace Symbol

John Lennon Would Have Been 75 Today – Fans Honor Him With Human Peace Symbol

In celebration of what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, approximately 2000 peace-makers got together in Central Park to collectively create a beautiful peace symbol and sing Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance.”

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Pope Asks Every European Parish to Host a Refugee Family

Written by on September 10, 2015 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 69 Comments
Pope Asks Every European Parish to Host a Refugee Family

Pope Francis has expressed compassion for those fleeing war-torn countries.

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The Bulldozing of Palestinian Homes: Cruelty is NOT a Human Right

Written by on September 4, 2015 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 63 Comments
The Bulldozing of Palestinian Homes: Cruelty is NOT a Human Right

Police, and sometimes the military, arrive at dawn while families are sleeping. They surround the house and call for the family to come outside. If the family resists, they will be forcefully removed and the bulldozers will begin their tragic task of destruction. Only sometimes are families allowed to take some of their possessions with them.

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In Japan, Tens of Thousands Anti-War Protesters Reject Return to Militarism

Written by on August 31, 2015 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
In Japan, Tens of Thousands Anti-War Protesters Reject Return to Militarism

Tens of thousands of people gathered outisde the Japanese parliament building on Sunday to reject plans put forth by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that would see an aggressive expansion of the nation’s armed forces despite a long-standing constitutional mandate for a “defense only” military posture.

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Ireland Refuses to Extradite Man to US Because Prison System is Too Inhumane

Written by on August 14, 2015 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Ireland Refuses to Extradite Man to US Because Prison System is Too Inhumane

The court cited concerns that if he were sent to the U.S., he would probably be placed in Colorado’s “Supermax” prison, ADX Florence (Administrative Maximum Facility). The prison is nicknamed Colorado’s “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

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Why Do White and Black Males Have Different Dreams?

Why Do White and Black Males Have Different Dreams?

If you desire to understand what motivates a person to behave in a certain manner, simply listen to him or her talk about his or her dream (s). A dream is a state of mind characterized by abstract thinking and release from reality. White and Black males have different dreams because we live in an unjust and racist society that reminds us that we are different. White and Black males are not different from a Godly perspective, but our dreams and lifestyles are manifestations of our circumstances. The right to prosper, to be treated civilly, to be protected and to feel safe should be extended to all human beings, regardless of their appearance, race, background or economic, social or financial status.

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#SandySpeaks: ‘I’m Here to Change History’

#SandySpeaks: ‘I’m Here to Change History’

Sandra Bland, who made it clear that she wanted the next generation to understand their “history and survival,” would have supported their speaking truth to power, just as she did before she was silenced, and just as Wells and Shakur did before them.

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What is Grace?

What is Grace?

Back in the 1990’s, I discovered that there were teens on the streets of my town who didn’t have a legal place to sleep. There was no youth shelter, and no long term housing for young people under 18 who were away from their parents and not part of foster care. In many states, including California, women’s shelters didn’t allow boys over 16, so often abused and homeless women would have to choose between shelter for themselves and younger children and caring for their teen boys. I didn’t feel comfortable living in a community where there wasn’t a legal place for a child to be if they wanted to be, so I decided to work to create a program that could provide the missing services.

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Malala Celebrates Her 18th Birthday By Opening a Girl’s School in Syria

Malala Celebrates Her 18th Birthday By Opening a Girl’s School in Syria

“I am honored to mark my 18th birthday with the brave and inspiring girls of Syria. I am here on behalf of the 28 million children who are kept from the classroom because of armed conflict. Their courage and dedication to continue their schooling in difficult conditions inspires people around the world and it is our duty to stand by them,” Malala said. “On this day, I have a message for the leaders of this country, this region and the world — you are failing the Syrian people, especially Syria’s children. This is a heartbreaking tragedy — the world’s worst refugee crisis in decades.”

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Young Girl Fights (and Wins!) Gender Equality Battle with Local Library

Young Girl Fights (and Wins!) Gender Equality Battle with Local Library

Cash Cayen loves her local library. She has been participating in library programs such she was just a few months old. So she was particularly disappointed this summer when she tried to register for a robotics class that was being offered at the library and was told that she the class was for “boys only.”

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