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In April of this year the Vatican hosted the Conference on Combating Human Trafficking, bringing together both law enforcement professionals and social workers involved in the battle against the exploitation and commodification of vulnerable people. Pope Francis addressed the gathering and deplored human traffickin...read more
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The push to redefine marriage to accommodate same-sex couples spans the globe. Same-sex couples can be legally recognized as married in Argentina, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, …read more
There is an interesting juxtaposition of articles in the Feb. 27, 2013, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The first piece is a moving account of a medical …read more
In days gone by, government policies and state institutions deferred to parents as the ultimate authority on what was best for their children. In recent years, however, parents' concerns are …read more
November 2012 marked the first time gender identity was included as a specific protected classification in a United Nations General Assembly anti-discrimination resolution. This wording is …read more
The title of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) suggests compassion and respect for the dignity of the disabled. Yet the specifics of this treaty …read more