Young Generation

UK prime minister David Cameron calls for end to female genital mutilation, child marriages

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British prime minister David Cameron wants female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriages to stop globally within a generation, starting with Britain. FGM – the partial or total removal of external female genitalia – is a tradition practised widely in many African and Muslim countries. It is often justified as a means of suppressing a woman’s sexual desire to prevent ... Read More »

Football superstars donate their World Cup prize money

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The World Cup may be over for Germany and Argentina, but players on both teams are putting their cash winnings to good use by donating them to worthy causes. According to the UK-based Express, 25-year-old German football star Mesut Ozil has donated his World Cup prize money – totaling more than $400,000 for winning the tournament – to various charity projects ... Read More »

How Cultures Around The World Think About Parenting 

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What can American parents learn from how other cultures look at parenting? A look at child-rearing ideas in Japan, Norway, Spain — and beyond. The crisis of American parenting, as anyone who has looked at the parenting section of a bookstore can attest, is that nobody knows what the hell they’re doing. Yet despite this lack of confidence and apparent absence ... Read More »

Muslim youth leader Fadi Abdul-Rahman pleads guilty to drug supply

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EXCLUSIVE A prominent Muslim youth leader who helped young men in his community turn away from drugs and crime has pleaded guilty to supplying $2 million worth of cocaine. Fadi Abdul-Rahman once publicly declared that “when you stand before Allah, it’s not your macho that will make a difference – not your dollars, not your castles, not your cars”. But ... Read More »

Scientists Discover Genetic Link to Autism in New Study

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Scientists may have just found a genetic link to autism. They’ve discovered a mutation in the CHD8 gene that causes people with it to have a “strong likelihood of developing autism marked by gastrointestinal disorders, a larger head and wide set eyes. “We finally got a clear cut case of an autism specific gene,” said Raphael Bernier, one of the ... Read More »

Indigenous Australians Are Uniting Against A New Stolen Generation

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In February 2008 the then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, issued a public apology to the Indigenous peoples of Australia. The apology acknowledged the policies of successive federal and state governments that led to the Stolen Generation—tens of thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children forcibly removed from their homes and placed in out-of-home care from the late 1800s right ... Read More »

Pope Francis Meets Abuse Victims, Begs Forgiveness for Church

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OME – Pope Francis begged forgiveness for the Church on Monday and cited the need for “reparation” as he met with victims who had suffered at the hands of Roman Catholic priests. The pontiff invited six victims of abuse from Ireland, Germany and Britain to attend an early-morning private Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the residence next to St. ... Read More »

China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest

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China cracks down on students and civil servants observing fast as Xinjiang is under tighter security following attacks Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Statements posted in the past several days ... Read More »

7 Contemporary Works Inspired by Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights

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Artists bring Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych into the 21st century with Kate Moss, emojis, and Dr. Martens Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, housed in Madrid’s Museo del Prado, has been inspiring artists for five centuries. Here are some contemporary works that play off the Early Netherlandish painter’s rendition of paradise, hell, and the “earthly delights” that lie in between. “The Garden of ... Read More »