Why Is It So Hard to Accept People Who May Believe Differently Than You?

K.d. Blogs by PNSBTV One word, ignorance. Why are we still living in a world that has had so many diverse leaders of all different race, religion and beliefs and yet, we as “the people” of the “land of the free,” are
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US Internet Giants, EU Reach Deal to Combat Online Hate Speech

VOA News U.S. Internet giants reached an agreement with the European Union Tuesday on ways to tackle instances of online hate speech within 24 hours. Some of the world's biggest social media firms, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft, have committed to “quickly and efficiently” act to (more...)

Lee Hamilton: The Summer of Our Discontent

By Lee H. Hamilton Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster featuring a crumbling U.S. Capitol with the (more...)

Williams Planning June Forum on Marijuana Legalization in PA

With the Pennsylvania General Assembly moving forward on legislation to legalize medical cannabis, state Senator Anthony H. Williams will hold a forum next week at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, to discuss the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania. Sen. Anthony H. Williams’ free forum, “The Great (more...)

IKEA Responds to RUSA LGBT Campaign

Issues Public Statement and Adds Pro-LGBT Wording to Online Magazine in Russia RUSA LGBT -- an association of Russian-speaking LGBTQ Americans -- is pleased to announce a positive response to its campaign to pressure IKEA, the international furniture and design store, to speak up against Russia's new "anti-homosexual propaganda" bill. Following the delivery (more...)

U.S. Welcomes Record Number of Refugees

By Jane Morse Staff Writer The United States welcomed a record number of refugees in fiscal year 2013. The 69,930 refugees who found safe haven this year in the United States represent the Obama administration’s commitment to creating a refugee admissions program that meets important security screening standards as well (more...)

Orthodox Easter: “Holy Fire” Miracle From Jerusalem

Thousands of Christians from around the world gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher day before Orthodox Easter to witness a flame that is believed to emerge miraculously from the tomb of Jesus.

In the morning of May 4, the clergy of the four eastern (more...)

Lev Green Heartens Readers to Contribute in the Tapestry of Judaism

He invites those who have become disconnected from their Judaism to make it part of their core BROOKLINE, Mass. -- Author Lev Green encourages individual Jews, and especially those who have become disconnected from their religion, to understand the role they have to play in contributing to the tapestry of (more...)

U.S. Welcomes Refugees, Urges Other Countries to Do The Same

The United States resettled 56,000 refugees in 2011 in a partnership with many civic organizations around the country. Similar numbers are expected for resettlement in 2012, according to officials at the State Department as they highlighted the U.S. refugee policy in recognition of World Refugee Day (more...)

American Atheists: PA Violates the 1st Amendment

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which unites atheists and agnostics of America, is suing Pennsylvania lawmakers for passing a resolution declaring 2012 as "The Year of the Bible." The filed federal lawsuit claims that this declaration is unconstitutional and violates the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an (more...)

Nine Countries: Losing My Religion

According to general census of population, that was conducted in nine countries: Australia, Austria, Ireland, Canada, Holland, New Zealand, Finland, Czech Republic and Switzerland — shows, that religious views of their citizens fizzles out. Though, there should be a reservation: only these countries’ census contained the question about religious views, (more...)


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