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[28 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Global Campaign: End the Korean War & Sign a Peace Treaty!

Gyung lan Jung
Korea 
“We appeal to the people. Now we must replace politico-military hostilities and arms races with peaceful cooperation.”
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Background
2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement. Hostilities were ended in 1953, leaving numerous deaths and inestimable property damage. Since then the war has not been officially terminated.
Sixty years later, the Korean Peninsula still faces an unprecedented level of military tension – recently moving dangerously close to a state of war following the rocket launch and the third nuclear test by North Korea and sanctions by …

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[20 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Nuns on the Bus: On the Border in Arizona

Sister JoAnn Persch, RSM
Pascua Yaqui Reservation in Tuscon, Arizona
“There are close to 70 Native American nations along the border. Their voices should be heard in the debate. We need comprehensive immigration reform.”
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The gathering at the reservation near Tucson, Ariz., was held in a new auditorium, and the crowd was so large that there was standing room only. The meeting was a chaired by a staff member of Congressman Raul M. Grijalva. He welcomed the group and then invited the tribal council to greet the Nuns on the Bus and offer a prayer.
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[19 Jun 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
My Father Is an Afghan Man

Alaha Ahrar
Afghanistan 
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‘I always try to inform as many people as I can about the generosity, courage, and magnificence of Afghan men.”
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Many Americans celebrate Fathers Day this week.  As I think of such an amazing day, I start remembering all the kindness, love, and support that my father has given to all of his children during the very tough situation in Afghanistan to this day.
I always try to inform as many people as I can about the generosity, courage, and magnificence of Afghan men.  Most people all over …

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[18 Jun 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
A Gentle Heart Has Been Stopped

Aquila Ismail
Karachi, Pakistan 
Perween Rahman, renowned social worker, urban planner, and architect, was murdered on March 13, 2013 at 7:15 p.m while on her way back from work.
The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough…Tagore
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“Apu! You’re here! Great!” That’s how my little sister Perween would greet me every time I arrived at her door from Abu Dhabi at 3:00 in the morning, followed by hugs and kisses. The fragrance of her embrace would right every little grievance that I had with the world. She had a habit of doing this smile with …