Articles tagged with: religion

Mother Teresa (Missionaries of Charity Founder)

motherteresa.jpgMother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was a Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India in 1950.

For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.

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Awww C'mon KSA: Let The Girls Play!

susans_in_saudi.jpgIt's almost three years since I made my second of two business visits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (I was living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the time).

Apparently things haven't changed much since 2009. In the lead up to the Olympic Summer Games, the Kingdom has officially said (according to Human Rights Watch), that it does not sanction the participation of women in sport.

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Rebecca Goldstein (Novelist / Philosopher)

Rebecca GoldsteinRebecca Goldstein (born February 23, 1950) is an American novelist and professor of philosophy.


She has written five novels, a number of short stories and essays, and biographical studies of mathematician Kurt Gödel and philosopher Baruch Spinoza. Goldstein, born Rebecca Newberger, grew up in White Plains, New York, and did her undergraduate work at Barnard College.

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Dorothy Day (Journalist/Social Activist)

dorothy-day.jpgDorothy Day (November 8, 1897 – November 29, 1980) was an American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert; she advocated the Catholic economic theory of Distributism.

She was also considered to be an Anarchist, and did not hesitate to use the term. 

A revered figure within the U.S. Catholic community, Day's cause for canonization is open in the Catholic Church.

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