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"Strong, United Families Will Soon Relegate Youth Gangs to History"

-Strong, United Families Will Soon Relegate Youth Gangs to History-

Families should be the essential guarantors of children’s rights, supported but not supplanted by the State. Maria Jose Benítez studies how violence in El Salvador has changed family structure and how public policy can better support family units.

Nov, 30 '16
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Neslihan Cevik

Can Faith and Modernity coexist under Muslimism?

Can Faith and Modernity coexist under Muslimism?

There is a new brand of Muslim religious orthodoxy on the rise in places like Turkey, which seeks to engage modernity through the sincere religious belief of individuals. Neslihan Cevik uses the term "Muslimism" to set it apart from other trends.

Nov, 21 '16
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Culture & Lifestyles

"No one is showing any responsibility in Syria"

-No one is showing any responsibility in Syria-

The United Nations approved in 2005 the doctrine Responsibility to Protect, with the aim of protecting civilians in the case of conflicts that put their lives at risk. Why isn't it being applied in Syria?

Oct, 31 '16
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Culture & Lifestyles

The Ethical Backbone of Social Life

The Ethical Backbone of Social Life

Philosopher Ana Marta González, recently appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, expands in this interview on her latest book: "La articulación ética de la vida social."

Sep, 19 '16
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Bioethics

What Unique Moral Questions Are Raised by Pregnancy?

What Unique Moral Questions Are Raised by Pregnancy?

In her new book, "The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing," Dr. Helen Watt addresses that question from a philosophical angle. Watt (Focus on the Embryo) expands on her work in this interview for STI.

Sep, 05 '16
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Family

The Principle of 'Shared Responsibility' in Family Policies

The Principle of -Shared Responsibility- in Family Policies

Work-family balance is important not only to individuals, but also to society. The World Family Map 2015 focused on the issue at a personal level. In this paper, IFFD director Ignacio Socias lays out policy recommendations to the United Nations

Jul, 11 '16
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