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African Chief Evangelizes About Adult Circumcision
Originally Posted: 08/05/2013 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

In some African countries, tribes have shunned circumcision because it was seen as a Muslim practice or was simply considered primitive. “We thought they were born differently and had to reconfigure the way th ...

Activists Say Religion Key to Combating Female Genital Mutilation
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

Because of its severity and prevalence, female genital mutilation (FGM, or "cutting") is arguably one of the most important human rights issues in the world. It’s also become increasingly important i ...

Expanding the Debate around Circumcision
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 5:19pm | Type: Blog

A court in Cologne, Germany, recently ruled that circumcising young boys represents grievous "bodily harm." The court found that the child’s "fundamental right to bodily integrity" was more ...