Posts tagged "genocide"

Pope Apologizes For Church’s Sins Against Native People Of The Americas

During his tour of South America this week, very progressive Pope Francis continued his legacy on Friday, by being humble and gracious – and (gasp!) not defensive about being Christian, by apologizing for the genocide of millions of indigenous people of South America.
In a speech to the people of Bolivia he said:
“I humbly…

Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

Angelina Jolie Helps Shed Light On Sexual Violence In Conflict Zones

Rape and sexual violence have long been used as a weapon in conflict — a way to enact brutal violence on women and children who are by and large bystanders. There are myriad examples: The Rwandan genocide, the violence in Sierra Leone and the conflict in Bosnia, to name a few. But despite the hundred…

Julie Gerstein / March 26, 2013