Philippine President Duterte States He Will Resign If Someone Proves God Exists

Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, has recently been criticized after a controversial televised speech wherein he called God “stupid.” The president has now stated that he will resign if someone proves to him that God exists. This is not the first time that Duterte has spoken negatively of the Catholic faith, as he hasRead More

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Dutch Parliament Passes Partial Burqa Ban

A far-right Dutch politician and anti-Islamic activist Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party lost the 2017 general elections by a sizable margin, has recently emerged victorious out of a bitterly fought legislative battle over burqas. On June 26, the Dutch Senate voted in favor of a partial ban on face veils. Wilders was quick to showerRead More

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Polish Parliament Votes To Revise A Controversial Holocaust Speech Law

On June 27, Poland’s parliament voted to amend a controversial Holocaust speech bill signed into law by President Andrzej Duda in February. The law, initiated by the ruling Law and Justice Party, would make implicating Poland in the World War II atrocities a criminal offense punishable by jail time. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki surprised theRead More

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Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy Draws Bipartisan Backlash

This past Father’s Day, Democratic and Republican politicians alike spoke out against what many are calling “Anti-Family” and “Anti-American” immigration policies. Bipartisan efforts to end the separation of families at the border have grown. With many new conservative voices speaking out, tensions rise between the administration’s orders and our country’s values. The intended displacement ofRead More

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California Prohibits State-funded Travel To Oklahoma In Protest of Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

The state of California continues to take a stand against discrimination of the LGBTQ community in the United States. In response to the new indecent adoption policies that are now being implemented in Oklahoma, Cali has added them to the list of states subject to Travel Prohibition, which falls under the California state law ABRead More

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Rohingya Muslims Now Threatened by Impending Monsoons

Rohingya Muslims, sometimes described as the world’s most persecuted minority, make up an ethnic group of about 1.1 million people that lived in the majority Buddhist Myanmar (also known as Burma) for hundreds of years. According to Al Jezeera, the Rohingya have been denied basic civil rights such as citizenship since the year 1982. AlmostRead More

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Sexual Assault Victim Details His Conversation with the Pope

On Tuesday, Juan Carlos Cruz—a gay Chilean man who was sexually abused by priests in his home country—talked to the BBC about the private meeting he had with Pope Francis. Cruz said that the meeting took place in the Vatican during April. He said that, after telling the Pope about his history with sexual abuseRead More

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Trump Restricts Birth Control Coverage

The Affordable Care Act, founded under the Obama administration, expanded access to contraception by making it a regular benefit of health insurance. It is now provided to more than 55 million women without cost. This health care benefit saved women $1.4 billion on birth control pills in 2013 alone, according to the National Women’s LawRead More

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Pope Francis Forgets About Differences in the Past and Welcomes President Trump to Vatican

It was Wednesday, May 24, when Pope Francis welcomed President Trump to the capital of Roman Catholicism in the world.  Having had their differences in the past, the Pope decided that it was time to unite both sides and send a message of peace for all. According to The Washington Post, “The two met inRead More

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