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Rohingya refugees

As Rohingya Flee Myanmar, Bangladesh Bans Three Muslim Aid Groups

October 20, 2017

In what some are describing as the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya minorities have fled Myanmar since this August. As neighboring Bangladesh continues to accept refugees, however, it has begun to screen aid organizations in the name of security.

The Rohingya people have long faced discrimination in Myanmar, where they are both a religious and ethnic minority. Tensions peaked in late August when a group of Rohingya insurgents ...

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Mary and Jesus in light of drone

“Alternative” Christmas Cards Highlight Realities of Middle East

December 23, 2016

This December, a British humanitarian organization released a special collection of Christmas cards aiming to unsettle traditional depictions of the Nativity.

The UK branch of Médecins du Monde, or Doctors of the World, is an association of medics, midwives, and psychologists providing healthcare to displaced persons in the Middle East. The organization reports that it provided services to over 580,000 people in Syria, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq last year.

While the...

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Baha'i Faith Launches Five-Year "Divine Plan"

Baha'i Faith Launches Five-Year "Divine Plan"

January 15, 2016

The first week of January marked a renewed vision for members of the Baha’i Faith.

The Baha’i Board of Counsellors—comprising 81 elected members representing over 60 countries—met at the Baha’i World Center in Haifa, Israel to discuss best methods of promoting the Faith and strengthening existing Baha’i communities. 

The Baha’i Faith is a monotheistic religion based in the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh, whose writings and plan for a “global civilization” led to his banishment from his birthplace of Tehran and to his...

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