A mural depicting Pope Francis on a concrete wall around the Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad, in preparation for the pontiff’s visit,
The events that followed the 2003 US invasion of Iraq started a cycle of violence against the country's minority Christian population. The pope's visit is meant to bring some 'healing and comfort.'
Racial justice demonstrations became much more frequent in 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Professors explained how the topics they research are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice in real time and as history unfolded.
The jet stream can have a big impact on how long a plane ride will last.
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When planes fly from east to west, they are flying against a river of air called a jet stream. These air currents can make your flight longer or shorter, depending on which way you are going.
Taliban militants and Afghan civilians celebrate the signing of a peace deal with the United States on March 2.
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Because the Taliban's insurgency is so well financed, the Afghan government must spend enormous sums on war, too. A peace accord would free up funds for basic services, economic development and more.
Ever since a 1904 revolt against the smallpox vaccine, Brazil has run extremely successful vaccination programs.
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A 1904 revolt against mandatory smallpox inoculation taught Brazilian health officials a deadly lesson on how to vaccinate a skeptical public. Today President Bolsonaro seems to ignore that history.
US deputy marshals escort 6-year-old Ruby Bridges outside William Frantz Public School in New Orleans in 1960.
Is the public education that Ruby Bridges fought to integrate a relic of the past?
Smart or unethical? What does philosophy say about avoiding taxes?
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Wriggling out of paying taxes may be legal, but is it right? Aristotle, Immanuel Kant – and others – have their say.
Members of the Taliban delegation attend the opening session of the peace talks with the Afghan government, Doha, Qatar, Sept. 12, 2020.
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In February, the US signed an accord with the Taliban to end the Afghanistan War. Now Taliban insurgents are meeting with the Afghan government – but peace remains an uncertain outcome.
Afghan security personnel inspect the rubble of Afghanistan’s intelligence services building after a car bomb blast claimed by the Taliban killed at least 11 people, July 13, 2020.
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In February, the US signed an historic accord with the Taliban to end the Afghanistan War. Now violence in the country is up and peace talks with the government are delayed yet again.
Does college hold the answer to police violence?
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When it comes to making law enforcement professionals less likely to resort to use of force, higher education goes a long way, research shows.
A 2005 presidential election poster of then-President Hosni Mubarak that said: ‘70 million Egyptian Muslims and Christians say yes to Mubarak.’
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Mubarak used his relationship with the Copts to receive support for his rule, but he did not build institutions that could guarantee Christians constitutional rights.
A Christian pilgrim prays at the historic Deyruzzaferan monastery in Mardin, in southeastern Turkey,
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The percentage of Christians in Turkey declined from nearly 25% in 1914 to less than 0.5% today. Their future looks even more uncertain in today's political climate.
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, watching the installation of a menorah outside Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue.
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On top of the rising number of violent acts and vandalism incidents, American Jews are dealing with microagressions and prejudice that take a toll on their lives.
Citing scripture and church teachings, ever more Christians are pushing progressive policy positions based in their faith.
The religious right may have dominated US politics for decades, but progressive Christians are growing louder in their faith-based opposition to the Trump administration's immigration policies.
Human beings want more even if it comes at the expense of others.
Some parents were recently charged with paying bribes for their children's admission to top colleges. Religious thought can help us understand what drives such greed and also provide ethical guidance.
North Carolina fans react while watching the Tar Heels play in the 2009 Final Four.
Binge drinking rises during March Madness among male college students who attend schools that made it to the men's basketball tournament. Researchers take a deeper look at the reasons why.
Academic research and coursework on giving and volunteering are growing more popular.
After taking a class in which they give money away, students get more interested in donating to and volunteering at local nonprofits.
Aerial view of San Jose, California, 2016.
Silicon Valley brought together natural surroundings, suburban homes and futuristic high-tech work. But industrial pollution betrayed the California dream.
Expected tip size isn’t the only thing that influences the quality of service.
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Blacks and Hispanics do tip, on average, less than whites. But research shows waiters aren't only motivated by economics when they offer inferior service.
The people are angry, but the politicians aren’t worried.
In Nebraska, the intensity of the Keystone XL debate is second only to that over the chance that the Nebraska Cornhuskers will win the Big Ten football championship. Raging for several years now, controversy…