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Why Devote an Entire Day to Honor Girlhood?

By Meera Damji October 11 marks the International Day of the Girl, which the United Nations began commemorating in 2011. Every year, this day is celebrated to honor the girl child.  But, have you ever wondered why it is so important to celebrate girls? Why do we dedicate an entire day just honor girlhood? Well,

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Restoring Christ’s Tomb

A historic action by three churches helps Christianity’s holiest site fight elements of time BY Maher Abukhater  When the Israeli Police ordered the shutting down of Christianity’s holiest site—the chamber housing what Christians around the world believe to be the tomb of Jesus Christ—on February 17, 2015, the decision caused an uproar among the Christian faithful.

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Turkish Writer Quits UNESCO to Protest Damage to Heritage, Rights Abuse

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, May 26 – Turkey’s goodwill ambassador to the UN cultural agency UNESCO resigned on Thursday, accusing it of hypocrisy in ignoring the destruction of large parts of a heritage site during clashes between the Turkish army and militants in his country’s mainly Kurdish southeast. With Roman-era basalt walls encircling historic

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France Helps Syrian Archeologists Fill In The Cracks

BEIRUT, May 26 – Young Syrians tasked with restoring their country’s world famous archaeological heritage, ravaged by five years of war, are getting a helping hand from French experts. Syria‘s antiquities chief, Maamoun Abdulkarim, has already moved thousands of artefacts from the ancient city of Palmyra – some of whose temples were dynamited last year by jihadist

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