Religious beliefs and sacramental practices of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. Until the 1950s it was commonly assumed that the religions of the surviving Native Americans were little...
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This article relates to religion in South America. The article talks about how the religious life of indigenous South Americans is vibrant and varied. Also about how no matter how many people have suffered physical And cultural extinction It doesnt die.
7 Cool Photos of Graffiti Street Art in Europe The Epoch Times They may not be the very best examples of European graffiti, but they provide snapshots of the way street art is experienced in daily life—the surprise of finding a life-like depiction...
France Seeks Slower Pace of Negotiations for a US-Europe Trade PactNew York TimesMs. Bricq was speaking Monday not long after officials in Tokyo and Brussels announced the start of negotiations for a Japan-Europe free-trade area.
A survey mapping Europe’s social, political and moral fabric has brought to attention issues of homophobia, sexism, and a collapse of trust in political systems.
The European Social Survey (ESS), published by City University London, reports a decrease in tolerance of homosexuality in a number of eastern European countries.
The proportion of people agreeing with the statement “gay men and lesbians should be free to live their own lives as they wish” decreased by 2% in Slovenia and Slovakia, and 3% in Hungary and Ukraine since 2004/05. In Slovakia, only 45% of those surveyed agreed, and in Ukraine only 34%.
The survey also reports significant gender inequality in southern Europe, while Nordic countries show evidence of increasing equality. A lack of trust in political and institutional authority in eurozone countries was also countered by high levels of trust in Nordic countries.
Two experts on homophobia wrote for The Conversation on its apparent increase in Eastern Europe.
In spite of the strict separation between Church and State, religion has an important part in the daily life of the Mexicans. They are profound believers. The Catholicism is impregnated with Indian elements in Mexico.
This part of the globalissues.org web site looks at some of the conflicts occurring in Africa. There is hardly any media coverage and yet there have been millions of refugees and hundreds of thousands of people have been killed. If the media attention was as much as Kosovo, where 2000 ethnic Albanians had been killed before international reaction reached its heights, then maybe international pressure would force the same world leaders to act humanitarianly in Africa as well. After all, a number of the conflicts have their roots partially in debt and poverty, for which the Western nations have some part to play in.
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This article goes under political for Africa. It talks about how there are issues including refugees and displaced people getting killed because of wars.
Students compare maps of European borders at three points in history: after World War I, after World War II, and the 2011 European Union (EU) countries.
Students look for political borders that have changed and others that have remained the same, and compare those to what they know about cultural and physical geography in Europe and in their own state or local area.
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In a big week for food politics, a judge banned the growing of GMO corn in Mexico, while the attorney general in Washington state sued a prominent opponent of GMO labeling for failing to properly disclose its financial donors.
Do leaked sections of the TPP's secret text suggest a ban on GMO labeling?
Just a few days earlier, however, negotiators met in Bali, Indonesia, and discussed a trade agreement that some observers believe could pull the rug out from under national and local governments trying to regulate the sale and import of GMO foods.
The agreement is called the Trans Pacific Partnership, or the TPP, and it's being negotiated in secret by representatives from 12 national governments and about 600 multinational corporations.
Both Democrats and Republicans have submitted proposals to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the federal law governing K-12 education that has not been revamped since the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act—the latest iteration of the ESEA—was signed into law in 2002. Among the few things both parties agree on is continuing to require grade-by-grade testing and a new requirement that would focus the draconian consequences that once threatened all schools on the lowest-achieving schools exclusively; in other words, those schools that primarily serve low-income and new immigrant students. This is a big mistake.
Taken together, along with our continued failure to address equity in school resources, these two provisions would virtually guarantee that the overall performance of our students will never equal that of our toughest international competitors and would further widen the gap between the top performers and our disadvantaged students.
Here's why: Americans are addicted to multiple-choice, computer-scored tests, mainly because they are cheap and easy to score. However, these tests drive a rote curriculum that will not produce the skills students need to get and keep good jobs in the 21st century—writing and speaking well, using advanced mathematics, analyzing complex problems, and finding and synthesizing information from many...
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