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Don’t Forget the Nigerian Schoolgirls, or Girls’ Education
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Boko Haram is as much a threat to the women and girls of Nigeria as the Islamic State is to these same people in Iraq and Syria. And neither the U.S. nor the world can afford to allow one terrorist group to go ...

Malala Yousafzai and the Tradition of Islamic Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Christians like myself must hear our Muslim brothers and sisters’ call for nonviolence as a result of their faith, not as a contradiction of their faith. Malala Yousafzai has capt ...

Jon Stewart to Malala Yousafzai: 'Can I Adopt You?'
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 1:51pm | Type: Blog

Just as she left the world speechless when she addressed the United Nations in July, Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for women’s rights and access to education, rendered America's jes ...

Inspired By Malala: What Your Story Can Do
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

Malala reminded us that the world is full of vitriol and violence, hate and ignorance — that this is true for people of all faiths, all backgrounds, all political parties. That there is no corner untouched by ...

'Girl Rising:' Changing the World, One Story at a Time
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 7:48am | Type: Blog

Through the vivid accounts of nine girls from the developing world — Cambodia, Nepal, Peru, Afghanistan, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Haiti, and India — and their valiant struggles for the right to be educat ...

Educating Girls Reduces Poverty.
Originally Posted: 10/12/2012 - 6:04pm | Type: Blog

One of the surest ways to reduce poverty is to provide an education for girls. It’s been said before, but it’s worth saying again. One of the surest ways to reduce poverty is to p ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Army Psy-Ops. Taliban Infighting. Mobile Banking.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[</em><strong>Editors' note</strong><em>: As part of Sojourners campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our reader ...