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Slum gods: the Kenyans steering young radicals away from terrorism

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A new program from London’s Royal United Services Institute takes a hyper-local approach to ending violent extremism. While many efforts across the world are focused on deradicalizing current members of extremist groups, this program seeks out the most vulnerable populations to provide support an...

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These Scouts Are Prepared For Dirty Dishes — And Keeping The Peace

NPR

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The Central African Republic is rife with political problems including the lack of a health system, proving problematic for a country where Ebola runs a constant risk. Despite the challenges, the Catholic Scouts Association has stepped up to create and implement programs that aim to "promote vacc...

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A radical idea for an ancient African conflict: talking to the enemy

The Guardian

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Intense and violent conflict between herders and farmers has long plagued the Nigeria's middle belt region. Community members and a humanitarian organization are taking steps to mend these complicated relationships, however, through organized meetings on neutral ground that allow the herder and f...

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Is the U.N.'s new migration compact a major breakthrough?

Washington Post

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The Global Compact for Migration, the first international agreement on migration under the United Nations, affirms the human rights of migrants and refugees and notes the benefits of migration. However, the impact of the agreement is limited because it is non-binding and weak on implementation. K...

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Sikh temple could build bridge between India and Pakistan 

Washington Post

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For 70 years, India’s Sikhs have faced barriers to visiting one of the holiest sites in their religion, a template just three miles across the border in Pakistan. Now, the Pakistani government has announced plans to open a border crossing and building a connecting road. The high-profile gesture s...

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FARC Ex-Combatants Live Fragile Peace in Colombia

Sojourners

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From War to Peace, a project through the Lutheran World Federation, is helping ex-combatants and their families in Colombia lead a new, peaceful life. Many of these families are now living in an experimental community of former combatants as together, they work to overcome trauma and reintegrate ...

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