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A broken system

Poverty | Supporting those struggling to escape poverty can be a blessing for Christians
by Sophia Lee
Posted 3/06/20, 01:46 pm

Since I started reporting on homelessness three years ago, I’ve been learning a lot about poverty—who it affects, why it happens, and how it keeps someone there for a long, long time. One common thread I’ve seen among people experiencing homelessness is a lack of social support. Without consistent, empowering, dignity-giving help, it’s almost impossible for someone to lift themselves out of poverty, because the entire system works against them.

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China’s non-coronavirus news

China | Beijing continues a crackdown on dissidents, Hong Kong protesters, and religious minorities
by June Cheng
Posted 3/06/20, 08:40 am

While the China-related headlines have focused on the novel coronavirus outbreak for the last month and a half, you may have missed other breaking news that reveals the continuing trend of China flexing its control inside and outside the country.

Swedish bookseller sentenced to 10 years

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Following the crowd

Education | Brigham Young University changes its policy on homosexual behavior
by Bob Brown
Posted 3/04/20, 05:02 pm

In November 2015, just months after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, Mormons took a hard stand for traditional families. Barely more than four years later, the flagship university of the Latter-day Saints relaxed its honor code barring all homosexual conduct.

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