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Vacation Bible School Is a Light in Darkness for Syrian Children

Last edited 21st June 2016

For children growing up in Aleppo, Syria, life is anything but easy. In a city devastated civil war, bombings are common and death is never far away.

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'Why is Grandma Leaving?' Support Grows for New Parent Visa

Last edited 19th June 2016

When Arvind Duggal moved to Australia in 2008, he brought his young family, but he had to leave one important family member behind. His mother still lives in India, visiting as often as Australian migration laws allow. "She is coming here for one year then she goes back for six months,” says Mr Duggal.

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Catholic teenager 'was tied to a cross and hung from a wall by his bullying workmates during a campaign of abuse over his religious beliefs'

Last edited 15th June 2016

A Catholic teenager was tied to a wooden cross and hung from a wall in a ‘sustained course of victimisation and bullying’ by work colleagues, a court heard yesterday.

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Social Media 'Outstrips TV' As News Source for Young People

Last edited 15th June 2016

Social media has overtaken television as young people's main source of news, according to a report.

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Stanford Sexual Assault: How Social Media Gave a Voice To The Victim

Last edited 9th June 2016

The internet has erupted in fury after the sentencing of Brock Turner, a star athlete for the Stanford University swim team, was convicted of three sexual offences, and more specifically of assaulting an unconscious, intoxicated 23-year-old woman behind a dumpster. Judge Aaron Persky only sentenced Turner to six months in county jail, noting that a harsher sentence would have a "severe" impact on him.

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Internet Safety Tips for Kids and Adults

Last edited 6th June 2016

The internet is a great way to connect with friends, go shopping, do business, and find information. In fact, the ways that we can use it increase on a daily business. However, just as in every aspect of life, there are potential risks. Internet scams, fraud, cyber bullying, online predators, and identity theft are all among the potential pitfalls that we face when we connect to the online environment. Thankfully, with a little knowledge, the savvy consumer should be able to easily maneuver around these would-be obstacles.

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Sister Reginette, Rwandan sister killed in Yemen, Cared for People Since she was a Teenager

Last edited 6th June 2016

Nsengiyomva Antheri and Nzamukunda Regine sacrificed all they had to ensure their oldest child, Valentine, received the best education to secure government employment as a teacher.

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Parents who Lost Three Children in MH17 Downing Welcome Baby Girl

Last edited 12th May 2016

The parents who lost their three children in the downing of flight MH17 over the Ukraine almost two years ago have a new baby girl. Violet May Maslin was born on Tuesday, May 10 to Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris. "Violet's birth is a testament to our belief that love is stronger than hate," they said in a statement on Thursday. "We still live with pain, but Violet, and the knowledge that all four kids are with us always brings light to our darkness."

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Sydney Women Join in Solidarity for the World's Most Marginalised

Last edited 11th May 2016

In the month that heralds mothers in Australia, up to 300 women recently joined in Sydney for the Women for the World event in solidarity and to raise funds for women living in poverty globally.

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Finding Meaning in the Horrors of a Deathcamp

Last edited 10th May 2016

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Man’s Search for Meaning, one of the most powerful statements of human dignity written in the last century.

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