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Video of the first same-sex wedding in Turkey and interview with the happy couple

Silo's Message is a spiritual current developing on the basis of the book of the same name written by the Argentinean spiritual guide, Silo.  Adherents form themselves into Communities and generally meet weekly to interchange about their experiences with Silo's teachings and to hold ceremonies that serve to strengthen the members and increase their feelings of wellbeing in a turbulent, violent and highly-ch ...

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Conflict about refugee protests in Germany is getting worse

Since two years now, Germany is shaken by refugees who protest against isolation in far-off asylum seekers camps, against the obligation to reside in their camps, for fair and fast procedures for granting the right for asylum, in general for more respectful treatment by the institution and the chance of social participation (Pressenza has reported about it: Non-violent protests of refugees in germany). They ...

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Births in Vietnam Confirm Genre Breach

Hanoi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The gender breach in births in Vietnam confirm the prediction that by 2050, more than four million men will have difficulties to find a female spouse in the country. The latest statistics presented by the director of the Population and Family Planning Department, Duong Quoc Trong, show that in the first semester of 2014, there were 144 men per every 100 women. Doung told a new ...

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Over 20,000 fleeing terror in Myanmar

Over 20,000 People Risked Their Lives in Indian Ocean Sea Crossings in Half a Year — Many Are Muslims Fleeing Terror in Myanmar Human Wrongs Watch Over 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the Indian Ocean in the first half of this year, many of them Rohingya who fled Myanmar, according to a new report released on 22 August 2014 by the United Nations refugee agency.  Feature photo shows fish ...

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A Christian Network against Homophobic Campaigning by African Churches

Interview with Nigerian gay rights activist Davis Mac-Iyalla by Steven Hummer and Johanna Heuveling, August 2014 In Nigeria, like in many African countries, homosexual acts are punished with long prison terms or even the death penalty. Christian churches play a crucial role in promoting anti-homosexuality sentiments and mob violence. While in Europe religion plays a minor role in everyday life, churches in ...

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My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land. By Desmond Tutu | Aug. 14, 2014 | The past weeks have witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the world against the injustice of Israel’s disproportiona ...

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Syrian Refugee Women Tell Stories about Sexual Exploitation in Lebanon

01 August 2014 - The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn't know how she'll pay the rent. She's gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who would pay for her housing. But then a few months ago she was arrested for prostitution. That put a scare in her — that and threatening mobile ...

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Is an ‘International Day’ All That 370 Million Indigenous People Can Get?

Human Wrongs Watch They are around 370 million people in 90 countries around the world who constitute 15 per cent of the world’s poor and about one third of the world’s 900 million extremely poor rural people. They are the remains of millions of peoples who suffered historical extermination and still face continuos injustices… But they have an International Day! Marking the International Day of the World’s ...

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Yazidi minority under great duress in Iraq

Thousands of Yazidis are facing death in the Iraq mountains after the organisation calling itself Islamic State (IS) took over the town of Sinjar, and also, the largest Christian town in the region, which together have fallen to the interlopers, causing the Christian archbishop there to appeal for help. Little however is being said about the plight of the Yazidis well, not until the USA wanted to bomb the I ...

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Paulo Genovese’s presentation at the Pressenza Workshop of the Global Media Forum

My presentation is focused on Brazil, especially in the protests of June 2013. Millions of people took to the streets in hundreds of cities. It started with 20 cents. This was the amount of the increase in public transport fares for bus and metro in the city of São Paulo. A small group known as MPL - Free Ticket Movement, for its initials in Portuguese, carried out ​​a demonstration, as they always had done ...

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