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Nigeria President Vows to Free Abducted Girls
Last edited 4th May 2014

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to ensure the release of 223 schoolgirls abducted by suspected Islamists, saying he has sought help from US President Barack Obama to overcome the nation's security challenges.


15 Nations Named ‘Particularly Serious’ Religious-Freedom Violators
Last edited 4th May 2014

In its newly released annual report, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is urging the State Department to designate or redesignate 15 nations as “countries of particular concern” (CPCs) because they are nations “where particularly severe violations of religious freedom are tolerated or perpetrated.”


Nigeria Holds Breath Over Fate of 100 Kidnapped Schoolgirls - Please Pray!
Last edited 2nd May 2014

More than one hundred Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after a brazen nighttime kidnapping believed to have been carried out by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. The military was forced last to retract an earlier statement that most of the captives had been released.

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Brunei Introduces Sharia Islamic Law; Stonings for Adultery and Amputation for Theft
Last edited 1st May 2014

The tiny Southeast Asian nation began phasing in a version of Sharia that allows for penalties such as amputation for theft and stoning for adultery.

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Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Arrested Over 1972 Murder
Last edited 1st May 2014

Northern Ireland police are questioning Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams over the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville, his party said on Wednesday, after police said detectives investigating the case had arrested a 65-year-old man.

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Australia Failing Aged Workers, the Unskilled and Nation's Youth - Bishop
Last edited 1st May 2014

Today, the Feast Day of St Joseph the Worker, the Chair of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Bishop Christopher Saunders has reiterated Pope Francis' call to make the dignity of the human person the central focus of national and global economies.

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Downscaling to a tiny house to find big happiness
Last edited 1st May 2014

The small house movement is gaining ground around the world with its vision of living simply and sustainably in small spaces. Jane Shields finds out how one of the movement’s leaders, Dee Williams, learned to live with less.


Faith Leaders Urge Support of Minimum Wage Legislation
Last edited 1st May 2014

A group of religious leaders stressed the moral obligation to raise the federal minimum wage in an April 29 letter to Congress, describing increased wages as "indispensable to ensuring that no worker will suffer the indignity of poverty." The letter was released the day before the Senate was to vote on increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour by 2016.

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On The Case - Brief Summaries of Recent Developments in the Law
Last edited 6th May 2014

On The Case

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Rwanda's Inspirational Story of Hope Through Reconciliation
Last edited 29th April 2014

Two decades after the horrific Rwandan genocide when between 800,000 to 1,000,000 men, women and children lost their lives in a bloody 100 day massacre, the African nation's story has been transformed to one of hope and inspiration.

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