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Key Points: Canada’s legal system is examining cases where individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) seek medically assisted suicide, highlighting ethical and societal dilemmas. A recent case involves a young woman, known as “M.V.,” who was approved for assisted suicide based on her ASD diagnosis, sparking debate over the implications for autonomy, dignity, and societal

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Key Points The Texas Railroad Commission approved permits for oilfield waste disposal ponds near Latham Springs Baptist Camp, raising environmental and safety concerns. The camp, serving thousands annually, fears the waste could contaminate water and soil, impacting its operations and local water supplies. Legal options are being considered to challenge the permits, emphasizing the need

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Lamar Hardwick’s life took a turn when he was diagnosed with autism at 36, leading him to discover his true self and become a renowned advocate for faith and autism. Despite facing stage 4 cancer, he remains hopeful, relying on his spiritual strength and continuing his mission to advocate for disability justice within churches.  

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The challenges faced by special-needs families when visiting churches are significant, often leading to a reluctance to attend. However, there are proactive steps that churches can take to ensure these families feel welcomed and accommodated. By providing information on their website, training greeters and guest services teams, and implementing various levels of accommodations, churches can

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The overturn of Roe v. Wade and the subsequent Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which handed over abortion policy to individual states, has led to diverse outcomes and interpretations. While abortion rates decreased in states with restrictive laws, they increased in states where abortion remained legal. This led to a complex

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a $1 million grant to the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) during their annual leadership conference in Atlanta, part of a national effort to plant and maintain trees in American cities. This grant, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, aims to enhance tree

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St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnstown, New York, has been serving its community through food programs for over 30 years. In 2014, the church purchased an adjacent building, the former city YMCA at One Church Street, for $80,000 to expand these programs and make them accessible to people with disabilities. This expansion project initially estimated

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Originally published in The Conversation Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas. Articles and op-eds in newspapers remind readers of that fact every year, lamenting that the Jewish Festival of Lights has almost become an imitation of the Christian holiday. These pieces exist for a reason. Hanukkah is a minor festival in the Jewish liturgical year,

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In the aftermath of electoral setbacks for the pro-life movement following the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, pro-life lawmakers are grappling with how to approach the issue of abortion. While some are advocating for a more moderate stance to appeal to a broader electorate, others are doubling down on their pro-life positions. There

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There is a town named Orania in South Africa, that is a private community aimed at preserving Afrikaner identity. Orania owns only a small area of land and has its own community rules. The town is known for its extremely low crime rate, in contrast to South Africa’s high crime levels. The primary language spoken

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By Dana DiFilippo, New Jersey Monitor, September 23, 2023 Midwives will be able to terminate first-trimester pregnancies under a plan announced Friday by Murphy administration officials aiming to expand abortion access by increasing providers. The state Board of Medical Examiners, which oversees midwives, proposed a rule this week that would establish the regulatory requirements for

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In a side event during the United Nations General Assembly, three African girls, Elizabeth Mbula, Zinchia Adhuambo Norman, and Brenda Karimi, shared their stories of surviving sexual abuse at the hands of family members. They emphasized that many girls in sub-Saharan Africa face similar challenges, with gender-based violence being a significant deterrent to school attendance.

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