Despite three years in his office, President Hassan Rouhani has not delivered on his campaign promise of greater respect for civil and political rights. Executions, especially for drug-related offenses, continued at a high rate. As Rouhani faces elections for a…
Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a fresh rebuke against Myanmar over its repression of the Rohingya minority group, just days after a United Nations report concluded that security forces had slaughtered and raped hundreds of men, women and children in a “campaign of terror.”
“They have been suffering, they are being tortured and killed, simply because they uphold their Muslim faith,” Francis said of the Rohingya in his weekly audience at the Vatican….more: nytimes
“If anyone saved a life it would be as if he saved the life of all people.” (Sura Al Maa’edah-Jesus Miracle:32).
The tactics of people like Alabama’s Bull Connor, who turned attack dogs and fire hoses on civil rights workers, have been replaced by the words of legislators and videos by anti-Muslim groups designed to incite fear. While perhaps not as painful initially as the bite of a Southern police dog, they can be far more damaging when accompanied by the stroke of a computer key that spreads the hate to thousands in a second.
Any time the 1960s civil rights movement is discussed, the younger generation can’t help but wonder, “How did normal people allow this to happen? Why didn’t they stand up and say, ‘Enough?'” Until now, I have been guilty of silence, but not anymore: Enough. It shouldn’t happen in Nashville, in 2014. MORE tennessean.com
Defining Cancer Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. Cancer…