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Society & Culture

Scientology Documentary 'Going Clear': Claims the Church Split Up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, religion, Scientology, cult, documentary, Sundance Film Festival, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, society, sadness, rights, interesting, news, humans, family, ethics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - thedailybeast.com
Alex GibneyâEUR(TM)s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is arguably the most hotly anticipated film premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. HBO Documentary Films, which is releasing the eye-opening documentary on the Church of Scientology
Rejecting the Myth of Sanctioned Child Marriage in Islam
Society & Culture  (tags: world, religion, women, children, culture, ethics, freedoms, society, rights, pedophilia, marriage, Islam, Christianity, interesting, family, humans )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - themuslimtimes.org
Name one thing Muslims and Christians share? Their level effort pointing fingers elsewhere whenever pedophilia comes up. Another similarity? Neither Muslims nor Christians blame Christianity for the problem, but the same canâEUR(TM)t be said for Islam.
Jim CrowâEUR(TM)s Polite Sons
Society & Culture  (tags: Martin Luther King, world, society, culture, Americans, racism, racial equality, Palestine, Israel, freedoms, justice, ethics, government, rights, politics, activists, abuse, law, interesting )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Dr. KingâEUR(TM)s life deeply motivates me to proudly stand as a Jew in solidarity with my Palestinian sisters and brothers who are brutally oppressed under Israeli occupation, siege and military aggression.
When Giving Up 'Wounded Warrior' Status Helps Vets Heal
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, 'Wounded Warriors', veterans, society, culture, family, freedoms, education, sadness, interesting, news, rights, world, humans, suffering, health, government, ethics )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The 52,300 Americans wounded during the Iraq and Afghan wars are almost all home now. And while some are fully recovered, others will bear physical and mental scars forever.Each one has faced a difficult question:When does one stop being a wounded warrior
These Are the 12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed on the World
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, society, culture, ethics, concepts, freedoms, humans, interesting, corruption, death, sadness, violence, abuse )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
Religions tend to invent ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other creative human enterprise, they produce some really bad ones along with the good.
Palestinian Student Activist Diaa Hroub Imprisoned Without Charge or Trial in Israeli Jail
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, freedoms, Israel, Palestine, society, culture, ethics, law, police, news, violence, rights, politics, government, safety, world, abuse, interesting )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - samidoun.ca
Diaa Hroub, Palestinian student activist with the Progressive Democratic Student Pole (the left-wing student union group at Bir Zeit University), has already been held for six months under an administrative detention order. There has been charge or trial.
Author of 'Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie': How This Muslim Mom Answered When Her Daughter Asked 'Can I Marry A Jew? (VIDEO)'
Society & Culture  (tags: Ranya Tabari Idliby, 'Burqas, Baseball, Apple Pie', American Muslims, world, religion, ethics, family, freedoms, children, culture, humans, interesting, society, rights, women )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - live.huffingtonpost.com
Internationally recognized author Ranya Tabari Idliby, co-author of the 2007 bestseller "The Faith Club," talks to HuffPost Live about her latest book, "Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie," an intimate portrayal of her American Muslim family.
Principal Wants Students to Hurl Canned Food at Intruders
Society & Culture  (tags: safety, children, protection, schools, violence, interesting, humans, news, society, culture )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - modernfarmer.com
"We realize at first this may seem odd," reads a letter from the principal. Well, yeah.
Nidal Abu Aker Among 36 Palestinians Issued Administrative Detention Orders; 67 So Far in January
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, 'administrative detention', Israel, Palestine, freedoms, ethics, society, culture, interesting, law, politics, government, news, rights, safety, crime, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - samidoun.ca
Israeli military courts confirmed or issued administrative detention orders - for imprisonment without charge or trial - against 36 Palestinian political prisoners by 14 January 2015. 67 administrative detention orders have now been issued or renewed ...
Back on the Bus
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Freedom Riders, civil rights movement, society, culture, activists, humans, interesting, news, media, freedoms, government, Martin Luther King, rights )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - newyorker.com
Last fall, at a gathering in Santa Fe on the subject of storytelling, I met a woman whose name sounded familiar. It turned out that I had last encountered her precisely fifty years before.
The Long Road ~ TEXT and PHOTOS
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Selma-Montgomery, society, racism, culture, ethics, activists, rights, freedoms, interesting, government, news, media, photos )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - newyorker.com
A half century ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, in Oslo, spoke of the "creative battle" that twenty-two million black men and women in the United States were waging against "the starless midnight of racism."
Israeli Beauty Queen's Selfie With Miss Lebanon During Miss Universe Contest Causes Stir
Society & Culture  (tags: beauty pageant, fashion, humans, interesting, Israel, Lebanon, society, women )

Ben
- 8 days ago - smh.com.au
An Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese calling for their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant to be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy.
Revealed: Pro-Israel Students Plot "Smear Campaigns" to "Attack BDS"
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, students, world, BDS movement, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, interesting, humans, news, media, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Hunter instructs the "Israel advocates" who are members of the group to add only those "you can trust." But someone in the group was so unhappy with discussions taking place there that they decided to leak these screenshots to The Electronic Intifada.
Free Speech Has Not Been Kind to Muslims
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, free speech, media, humans, society, culture, religion, rights, politics, government, freedoms, ethics, abuse, world, safety, news, law, interesting )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
It's simplistic to equate the violence of the gunmen who murdered the cartoonists with Islam when their worldview has become so hate-filled by the very way the West has treated Muslims and their nations in the past 100 years.
Je Suis Bibi! Netanyahu Brings Likud to Paris
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Netanyahu, France, society, politics, ethics, dishonesty, sadness, interesting, culture )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - haaretz.com
Just as you can sometimes identify Israeli tourists abroad by their loud voices, poor manners and gauche behavior, none of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who watched Sunday's Paris rally on TV had any problem locating Israeli Prime...
 

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