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Crack in US-Turkey relations deepening

Crack in US-Turkey relations deepening

September 6, 2016 – 6:29 pm | Comments Off

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
(TNS)

Vice President Biden faces a stiff challenge on a one-day visit to Turkey, a key NATO ally that is reeling from terrorist attacks and a failed military coup and where …

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People get the government they deserve

November 22, 2016 – 6:21 am | No Comment

By Robin Arthur
Brexit took the world by surprise. An unexpected majority of British voters overthrew Britain’s relationship with its European neighbours earlier this year and that was a political upheaval.
In the US at the time, …

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‘A fine line between being reflective and critical’ – author Ausma Khan talks to Touchbase

October 9, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment
‘A fine line between being reflective and critical’ – author Ausma Khan talks to Touchbase

Ausma Zehanat Khan’s first book, ‘The Unquiet Dead’ was published last year and has won multiple awards. Her second in the series is ‘The Language of Secrets,’ released this year. Both books are built around …

Seeking change for the people of Desab in Haiti

October 9, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment
Seeking change for the people of Desab in Haiti

Fatima Estime is a Canadian volunteer who is raising funds to help the people of Desab, an isolated and impoverished village in Haiti. She first travelled to Haiti with Volunteer For Peace (VFP) and spent …

Jewish ally of CIW seeking justice for workers in tomato fields of Florida

September 6, 2016 – 6:40 pm | Comments Off
Jewish ally of CIW seeking justice for workers in tomato fields of Florida

By a Staff Reporter

The human trafficking, sexual abuse and human rights violations that have troubled farm producers of tomatoes in Florida, in the recent past, may soon become a distant memory.
Rabbi Raysh Weiss of the …

Catholic pastor, EPC oppose euthanasia: “It’s not the same as withholding treatment.”

September 6, 2016 – 6:35 pm | Comments Off
Catholic pastor, EPC oppose euthanasia: “It’s not the same as withholding treatment.”

By Robin Arthur
Bill C-14, an Act to amend the Criminal Code and introduce legislation on medical assistance in dying received Royal Assent on June 17, 2016 and is now law. But the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition …

Interfaith conference will call for ‘One world, One humanity’ when it opens October 19

September 6, 2016 – 6:32 pm | Comments Off
Interfaith conference will call for ‘One world, One humanity’ when it opens October 19

By a Staff Reporter
The Spiritual Diversity Conference 2016 is set to get underway on 19 and 20 October at the Multipurpose Room of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.
Conference Chairperson Taleb Abidali, says he wants …

Crack in US-Turkey relations deepening

September 6, 2016 – 6:29 pm | Comments Off
Crack in US-Turkey relations deepening

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
(TNS)

Vice President Biden faces a stiff challenge on a one-day visit to Turkey, a key NATO ally that is reeling from terrorist attacks and a failed military coup and where …

“Come from Away” slight from Atlantic Canadians is damning

July 18, 2016 – 6:15 pm | Comments Off
“Come from Away” slight from Atlantic Canadians is damning

In recent weeks, Nova Scotia MP., Scott Brison, has opened up debate, suggesting the phrase “come from away” (CFA) should be banned from Atlantic Canadian vocabulary. He’s on a mission to change that.
That provocative label …

UN hails Colombia ceasefire pact as example of peace with dignity

July 12, 2016 – 5:04 pm | Comments Off
UN hails Colombia ceasefire pact as example of peace with dignity

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The laying down of arms and the signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Cuba on 23 June 2016 was …

The creation of more states in South Sudan is undermining peace

July 12, 2016 – 5:01 pm | Comments Off
The creation of more states in South Sudan is undermining peace

By Alice Su
TEREKEKA, June 2016
IRIN

Three flags fly in a dirt lot outside the local administrator’s office in the South Sudanese town of Terekeka. The middle one is especially bright: a new green flag emblazoned with …

Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre unveils murals by native artists which narrate their stories

July 12, 2016 – 4:49 pm | Comments Off
Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre unveils murals by native artists which narrate their stories

By a Staff Reporter

This is What I Wish You Knew—a legacy project giving voice to Halifax’s Indigenous Community was launched at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre on Gottingen Street in Halifax on June 21. The …