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Human Rights

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  Human Rights How would you like to be a human rights defender? What does this mean? Where do you work? And what could you expect? These answers are challenging.   A human rights defender fights to protect people’s rights. He or she promotes the welfare of citizens. Their work is local, national, and international. They are the defenders of   diverse cases. These range from employment issues, health care, life’s problems, Food, water, executions, torture, indigenous, and women’s issues   These individuals fight for rights for all. Problems are everywhere in our world. They exist in democratic and non-democratic nations. Challenges vary from HIV/AIDS, the coronavirus, migration, Structural adjustment policies, and political upheavals   Defenders monitor regional and worldwide conditions. They collect and disseminate information, And work to bring reports to key political and judicial officials. These organizations publish reports about thei

Storms in Nature

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  Storms in Nature What causes a lightning strike? What brings thunderstorms? Lightning flashes when positively And negatively charged particles interact Grow large enough to form a giant spark But thunderstorms form from an unstable air mass When warm and usually cold air collide   Yet, some sacred texts reveal this is how God speaks God explodes, brings judgment, and condemns But how did the ancients believe these were acts of God? Scientists, prophets, theologians tend to agree That there must be “cause and effect” So, they determine God possesses this power For, the Eternal Spirit exists in nature   Other phenomena are just as revealing - Tsunamis are sudden movement of the ocean by earthquakes, Volcanoes are formed from the buoyancy of the magma, And pressure from absolved gases, Hurricanes are due to intense low pressure areas That forms in the summer or fall over warm waters Some religious, view these eruptions as acts of God   “

Forgive Others

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  Forgive Others At all times try to forgive others. It’s a choice because you wish to move forward in a liberated way. As you embrace this gift, you will become whole.   You are taking the pain out of your own heart, and mending what was broken.   Believers in God, Allah, Brahma, Dao, and secular humanists know the benefits of forgiveness.   By forgiving you are setting a prisoner free, and doing so, you will heal.   This stage is found by the peace people find within their hearts.   In taking the high road you should never consider yourself weak, but as being a paragon of strength. Free yourself of bitterness, but if you continue to be angry, you will be robbing yourself of happiness. Take forgiveness. Two levels here. One level: forgiveness means you shouldn't develop feelings of revenge. Because revenge harms the other person, therefore it is a form of violence. With violence, there is usually counterviolence. This generates even more violence — the problem never goes away.

Aloe Vera God's Angel

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  Aloe Vera God’s Angel O behold the green aloe with succulent stems It’s a Godsend And people see this plant as an angel   Strangers – ordinary folk, gardeners, And farmers do their part to grow this plant They are sure to care and nurture it in the right way And that’s the love they share with nature Aloe Vera must be watered infrequently to discourage rot So, its caretakers have to be sure the soil is dry before watering it   The aloe needs six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily And there must be sandy soil if the plant is grown in-or-outdoors If the tips of the aloes become brown It’s a problem with too much watering This plant even grows well indoors with indirect sunlight But still growers must check the soil And remove roots that rot   Aloe Vera is an angel because of its life-generating properties And it’s a popular ingredient in Indian and South Asian dishes It can be eaten cooked or raw But what else is this plant good for?

An Author Who Inspires This Writer the Most

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  An Author Who Inspires This Writer the Most By Erwin K Thomas The individual who has inspired this writer the most is Karen Armstrong. Armstrong was born in England on November 14, 1944. She is a historian of World Religions and an Interfaith Advocate. As a young Catholic nun, she suffered physical and psychological abuse, and left the convent in 1969. She attended St. Anne’s College, and later embarked on D.Phil. on the poet Tennyson. Having failed at this educational venture she taught English at James Allen’s Girls’ School. Eventually in life she overcame an undiagnosed temporal lobe epilepsy that was a troublesome health problem. In 1984, she became a broadcast presenter, and was commissioned by British Channel Four to make a TV documentary on religion. Armstrong’s spiritual books included: Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet (1991), A History of God: The 4,000 Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (1993), Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths (1996), Islam: A Short Hi

Key to Happiness

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  Key to Happiness Oh! What does it mean to be happy? Is it having good health? Is it being rich? Is it having all the toys in this world? Is it having a purpose in life? Or, is it knowing one’s role in society? It can be all of these things.   But understanding one’s role In having a peaceful mind And being contented Should be our goal It’s knowing how to act. It’s discovering one’s place in life. It’s making sure you help others.   These virtues lead to happiness By doing what you can You realize some things can’t be changed. You understand only certain situations Are in your sphere of influence Regardless how hard you try   But you can size up any social problem. Take the necessary steps to resolve it. See where you fit in. And act to the best of your ability By doing what you can reasonably do “God, give us the wisdom to know what is best. Help us to understand our limitations, live within our means, and act accordingly for

Rejoice! It's Christmas

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  Rejoice! It’s Christmas Oh! What a glorious time To be alive When all the angels are singing And praising the Most High For the joys of this Christmas season   A Savior is born in Bethlehem As a babe he came into the world In a simple manger Watched over by animals With his mother Mary And father Joseph at this side But our Redeemer lies in their midst   Oh! What joy has come to mankind Millions now know this child Jesus All around the world Christians Have placed their trust in Him Christ is the Indispensable One The beginning and end of life   So, glorify his Holy Name Give thanks for His Sacredness For the Savior of the Universe Was born on this blessed day Let all churches unite in prayer To welcome their Savior   What an amazing day is Christmas! People show benevolence They give gifts, sing carols, Welcome, and glorify The Prince of Peace, And their new born King Alleluia! For this new reality! “God, you ha