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Yazidi Woman Who Escaped ISIS Captivity is Awarded Human Rights Prize - World Religion News

October 21, 2016
Nadia Murad, Yazidi woman who survived ISIS captivity receives Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize. On October 10, 2016, the Council of Europe awarded the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize to 23-year-old Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman formerly held captive and abused by ISIS, now turned human rights activist. Murad was also expected to receive the Nobel Peace Prize this year but such distinction was conferred to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos earlier this month.

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From Paris to Standing Rock It’s the Climate Choices Ahead - ICTMN.com

October 17, 2016
TRAHANT REPORTS—Ten months ago the United States told the world it was ready to do something about climate change. Enough talk. Time to act. And because of the nature of the crisis, the world’s governments are moving quickly. Well, at least as measured by governments. On Wednesday President Barack Obama said the global agreement will begin implementation on November 4 after being ratified by European nations.

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Major ministry will fire employees who don’t believe that sex is only for married straight couples - The Washington Post

October 16, 2016
A Christian organization that leads student religious groups on more than 600 college campuses will fire any of its 1,300 employees who say they do not agree with the organization’s theological interpretation on sex: that it is only appropriate within a heterosexual marriage.

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