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Iraq crisis: 'It is death valley. Up to 70 per cent of them are dead' - Telegraph

Iraq crisis: 'It is death valley. Up to 70 per cent of them are dead' - Telegraph | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it
On board Iraqi army helicopter delivering aid to the trapped Yazidis, Jonathan Krohn sees a hellish sight

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Benedictine nuns bring back monastic music - Marshfield News-Herald

Benedictine nuns bring back monastic music - Marshfield News-Herald | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it
Benedictine nuns bring back monastic music
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Sister Cecilia, left, conducts the sisters during the recording sessions for 'Lent at Ephesus,' which would become Billboard's top traditional classical album artist of 2013.

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Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock

Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it
In a response to a shareholder suggestion that Apple stop its environmentally friendly initiatives, the typically temperate Apple CEO draws a blunt line in the sand. Read this article by Nick Statt on CNET News.

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Collins breaks ground as first openly gay player in professional U.S. team sports

Collins breaks ground as first openly gay player in professional U.S. team sports | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — Jason Collins became the first openly gay active player in the National Basketball Association, breaking ground in major professional U.S. team sports as the country's growing acceptance of gay rights continues.
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Campus Pride Launches National LGBTQ Scholarship Database - Advocate.com

Campus Pride Launches National LGBTQ Scholarship Database - Advocate.com | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it
Advocate.com Campus Pride Launches National LGBTQ Scholarship Database Advocate.com Campus Pride has created the National LGBTQ Scholarship Database, a comprehensive list of scholarships, grants, and fellowships that are available to LGBT students...
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Nuns protest rape and murder of woman in Jaffna

Nuns protest rape and murder of woman in Jaffna | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it
Nuns protest rape and murder of woman in Jaffna
By Our Jaffna Correspondent-Monday, 28 Oct 2013 Catholic nuns in Jaffna on Thursday (24) protested the increasing violence against women and called for...

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Love in Action: Conversations with Women Religious

Love in Action: Conversations with Women Religious | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it
Around the globe, "women for others" have been working for the rights of others, and we call these women religious Sisters.

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University of San Francisco's curator insight, December 21, 2012 7:40 PM

University of San Francisco's Lauryn Gregorio, Lucas Waldron, Evan Vaughan, and Emily Czarnik-Neimeyer came together to highlight and support the work of religious Sisters living in the Bay Area of California, resulting in the short film, “Love in Action.”

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Gay sex legalized in northern Cyprus | euronews,

Gay sex legalized in northern Cyprus | euronews, | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it

The northern part of Cyprus was until today the only European territory where gay sex was illegal among adults.

Turkish Cypriot deputies have passed an amendment changing the law that punished homosexual acts with up to five years in prison.

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Appel du 22 juin 1940 Charles De Gaulle

Appel du 22 juin 1940 Charles De Gaulle | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it
Le général de Gaulle commence par dénoncer les conditions terribles d'un armistice qu'il qualifie de 'capitulation' et d''asservissement'.

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Norbertine Nuns - KNXT Special

A history of the Norbertine Order, the creation of the Norbertine Monastery and the Norbertine Nuns that live there.

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Desmond Tutu condemns Uganda's proposed new anti-gay law - The Guardian

Desmond Tutu condemns Uganda's proposed new anti-gay law - The Guardian | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it
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Tutu equated discrimination against gay people with the horrors of Nazi Germany and apartheid-era South Africa.
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Nigeria's Anti-LGBTQ Law - Huffington Post

Nigeria's Anti-LGBTQ Law - Huffington Post | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it
Nigeria's Anti-LGBTQ Law Huffington Post Nigeria already had in place harsh laws against its LGBTQ population, but Jonathan's recent edict tacitly encourages mobs who engage in what amounts to "queer cleansing" -- the violent and systematic...
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Life As Prayer: The Singing Nuns Of Ann Arbor : NPR

Life As Prayer: The Singing Nuns Of Ann Arbor : NPR | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it
In the cloistered world of classical music recordings, there is great interest in choral music by Catholic nuns these days.

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Indians rewrite role of women in sacred scripts

Indians rewrite role of women in sacred scripts | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it

For generations, Indian women have been reared on religious epics, filled with patiently suffering, self-sacrificing women. But a new breed of writers--many of them women--are rewriting sacred scriptures. In | Womens eNews

 


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Record turnout for gay pride march in Mumbai

Record turnout for gay pride march in Mumbai | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it

Some 5,000 people turned out for the first LGBT pride march in the country held after the Supreme Court in December reinstated a colonial-era law that criminalises gay sex

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Autostraddle — The Opening Doors Project: Doing Something to Help LGBTQ Kids in Foster Care

Autostraddle — The Opening Doors Project: Doing Something to Help LGBTQ Kids in Foster Care | Caroline Watkinson Historian | Scoop.it

Fortunately, now that the SATs are over and I’ve aged out of my locker-focused worries, I have the brain capacity to not only comprehend the struggle of LGBTQ youth, but to also do something about it.


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