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If you’ve been affected by any of these issues

“Americans knew for decades about the unfairness of segregation. But racial discrimination seemed a complex problem deeply rooted in the South’s history and culture, and most good-hearted people didn’t see what they could do about such injustices. Then along came Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. and the Freedom Riders, along with eye-opening books like John Howard Griffin’s Black Like Me. Suddenly the injustices were impossible to look away from.” “Government will act where…

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“Free the Christians” isn’t exactly a trendy slogan is it?

Tonight i’m attending the second Human Rights Forum in the Baha’i centre and i think it’s a difficult one to just ‘share the event for’. Here’s why. In a country that is at once very Catholic and at this point, probably equally anti-Catholic or anti-church, it is difficult to imagine caring about the persecution of Christians. “Are they persecuted? Are they not the ones carrying out A LOT of injustices??!”, may be what comes to…

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I am not Ukrainian

You may have seen this video on facebook about what’s happening in Ukraine and why. You may have shared it so other people know. I watched it and didn’t know what to do. Then today I saw this one, of what’s happening the protestors there today. It looked like it might as well have been as close as outside my own window. I don’t know what to do. I also realised I wouldn’t know what…

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What’s the Situation in Burma? In Simple Language & From the Beginning.

I recently attended the Human Rights Forum in the National Baha’i Centre. The first of these forums was led by Keith Donald, chairperson of Burma Action Ireland – an entirely volunteer run organisation. You can read up on the evening and their work on bahai.ie soon.¬†What I’ve written up below is the history and current situation of Burma, (also known as Myanmar or as The Republic of the Union of Myanmar) as told to us…

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The Anglo Tapes. Don’t Hate the Player, Change the Game

We all contribute to and compete within a culture that places more emphasis on material gain and career/academic success than looking after our fellow man. For most of us, checking up on people we love is something we do in our spare time if we’re not too wrecked. But work, business, money – that’s a separate part of life, and that’s just about winning. The top priority from junior infants is to do well. The…

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Help A Small Local Business Owner in Your Area

I know some things about SEO. That stands for search engine optimisation which basically means finding ways to make it easier for potential customers to find you when they use search engines, like Google, Bing or Yahoo. But SEO is not just something that can help people with an online business or website. It can help local businesses with no online presence too. One element of it I’ve recently explored is registering with Google Places…

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Suspended Coffees & Caring For Your Fellow Man

I initially saw this story making it’s way around facebook (and coming from a facebook page) but it obviously gained a bit of traction and was covered in the Independent a few days ago. Or perhaps it was vice versa. Sometimes it’s hard to know when to give money to someone who’s homeless, even if you do have spare change. I choose to give to buskers over those begging – no matter how unlikely or…

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