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Hagia Sophia: World Council of Churches appeals to Turkey on mosque decision

The World Council of Churches has called on Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to turn the celebrated Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque. In a letter to Mr Erdogan, the Council, which counts 350 churches [...]

What’s the Deal With Parler and its Rising Popularity?

Examining the “free speech”–centric, far right–friendly alternative to Twitter. The  basic idea of Parler is an awful lot like Twitter. But instead of  tweets, users post “Parleys”. Instead of retweets, there are “echoes.” [...]

Sudan Allows Alcohol Consumption After 30 Years of Islamic Law

Sudan abolished a law against apostasy that carried the death penalty  and loosened prohibitions on drinking alcohol, removing some of the  most notorious restrictions of ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir’s Islamist  rule. Authorities [...]

Minneapolis police department pulls out of union contract negotiations

Minneapolis police department pulls out of union contract negotiations Police chief says the contract needs to be restructured to provide more transparency and flexibility for true reform The Minneapolis police chief, Medaria Arradondo, center, [...]

LGBTQ News

Hungary votes to end legal recognition of trans people Activists say new law will increase discrimination, especially as Hungarians must often display their ID cards Hungary’s parliament has voted to end legal recognition for trans [...]

Indigenous peoples among those suffering disproportionate Covid 19 toll

Native Americans look to future amid grim coronavirus numbers A programme in the Utah Navajo Nation hopes to provide sustainable aid to elders as tribes worry virus could spread. Pete Sands and volunteers stand with supplies to be delivered [...]

US blocks vote on UN’s bid for global ceasefire over reference to WHO

US blocks vote on UN's bid for global ceasefire over reference to WHO Security council had spent weeks seeking resolution but Trump administration opposed mention of organization French diplomats had thought they had addressed the US’s [...]

What COVID-19 pandemic has revealed re: ageism

OP: In my province (Quebec) of Canada, the treatment of elderly people has become a political scandal (there are already discussions of public inquiries into various such institutions and class action lawsuits by families of elderly patients), [...]

CDC Hospital Data Point To Racial Disparity In COVID-19 Cases

CDC Hospital Data Point To Racial Disparity In COVID-19 Cases About 1 in 3 people who become sick enough to require hospitalization from COVID-19 were African American, according to hospital data from the first month of the U.S. epidemic released [...]

How science finally caught up with Trump’s playbook – with millions of lives at stake

How science finally caught up with Trump's playbook – with millions of lives at stake The president’s failure to heed the warnings about coronavirus and act quickly has set in train a domino effect that now imperils large swathes [...]