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ISIS Continues to Exterminate Yezidis, Yet Mainstream Media Muted in Coverage of Atrocities

09/03/2015

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No to Terror, Protests against ISIS Genocide of Yzides, Photo by Kurdistan Photos

Elvan Katmer, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 17:39 p.m. EDT, 09 March 2015 IRAQ, Nineveh Province – Charlie Hebdo, a weekly magazine based in Paris, France which pilloried religion (Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism), the racist rants of extreme right entities like the nationalist National Front Party (NF), among other topics, and professed to be both secular, atheist, […]

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Melkam Addis Amet 2014 | Happy Ethiopian New Year!

09/09/2014

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Yellow Flower, Photo by Tikita

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:00 AM EDT, 09 September 2014 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian New Year, which in Amharic is called Enkutatash, commences on 11 September 2014.  The name of this festival harkens back to the revered Queen of Sheba, who upon her return from Jerusalem where she visited King Solomon, brought […]

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New Gospel Speaks of Jesus’ Wife

19/09/2012

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The Gospel of Jesus' Wife, Courtesy of Martin G. Conde

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 15:42 PM EDT, 19 September 2012 On Tuesday, 18 September 2012, Karen King, Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts announced the existence of a fourth-century fragment that alludes to Jesus being married. The announcement contradicts the assertion which has been assiduously advanced by the Catholic […]

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Happy Ethiopian New Year 2012

07/09/2012

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Enkutatash Card 2012

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:48 AM EDT, 7 September 2012 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – As we near the end of the religious year for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians and Jews, both communities are welcoming the New Year on September 11th and September 16th respectively. As we have every year, we once again honor our readers […]

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Feast, Fete, Dead Guests | Famadihana Funeral Ritual

16/03/2012

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Famadihana, Dancing with the Dead, Madagascar, Photo by Distrait 1979

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:24 PM EDT, 16 March 2012 AMBOHIMIRARY, Madagascar — When people think of dancing with the dead, they usually picture the New Orleans Carnival pre-Hurricane Katrina. Carnival in that city was an admixture of ghosts, ghouls, scantily clad women and men dancing through aged alleys full of shops selling haints, […]

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