#Current events

  • Article: 8 Stunning Photos From Diwali, Festival of Lights
    Citizenship

    8 Stunning Photos From Diwali, Festival of Lights

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Olivia Kestin|Oct. 19, 2017

    Diwali comes from the phrase row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa). Read more

  • Article: The Reach Act Could Save Millions of Women and Children
    AdvocacyHealth

    The Reach Act Could Save Millions of Women and Children

    By Sasha Jenkins|Oct. 18, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    Four Members of Congress have introduced the Reach Act in the House. Read more

  • Article: Islamic Centre in Dublin Is Sheltering Homeless as Powerful Hurricane Hits Ireland
    Citizenship

    Islamic Centre in Dublin Is Sheltering Homeless as Powerful Hurricane Hits Ireland

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 17, 2017

    “It’s the minimum that we can do as humanitarians.” Read more

  • Article: Plants Are Getting Bigger and Storing More Carbon, Study Finds
    Environment

    Plants Are Getting Bigger and Storing More Carbon, Study Finds

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 16, 2017

    Scientists don’t yet know if there’s a limit to this benefit. Read more

  • Article: Health Officials Pledge to End Deaths from Cholera, ‘Disease of the Poor’
    AdvocacyHealth

    Health Officials Pledge to End Deaths from Cholera, ‘Disease of the Poor’

    By Shakira Donovan|Oct. 16, 2017

    Vaccines and Improved Sanitation Could Save Almost 100,000 Lives Read more

  • Article: How This Weekend’s Terror Attack in Somalia Is Linked to Poverty
    Citizenship

    How This Weekend’s Terror Attack in Somalia Is Linked to Poverty

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 16, 2017

    The Shabab both exploits and worsens poverty. Read more

  • Article: The Trump White House Just Withdrew From UNESCO. Here Are 6 Reasons Why That Matters
    Citizenship

    The Trump White House Just Withdrew From UNESCO. Here Are 6 Reasons Why That Matters

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 12, 2017

    UNESCO protects the best parts of human culture. Read more

  • Article: Over 20,000 Girls Are Married Off Illegally Every Day
    Girls & Women

    Over 20,000 Girls Are Married Off Illegally Every Day

    Oct. 11, 2017|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    About 7.5 million girls become child brides every year in countries where early marriage is banned. Read more