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Today in history: Jan Hus burned at the stake 600 years ago

In 1415, Czech religious reformer Jan Hus, condemned as a heretic against the doctrines of the Catholic Church, was burned at the stake.

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Tomorrow in history: Beatification day for El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero

He was an outspoken advocate for the poor who was martyred in 1980.

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Today in women’s history: Church of England ordains women priests

The women were ordained in alphabetical order; Angela Berners-Wilson is considered the first woman to be ordained in England.

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“Je suis Charlie” - but I have other names as well!

"I am Gul Rahman! I am Abu Zubaydah! I am Charles Horman and Ken Saro-Wiwa! I am Ghassan Kanafani and Victor Jara!"

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Obama, Francis find common ground on income inequality

The two discussed the plight of the poor as well as regions of conflict and the elusive nature of peace around the world.

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Sudan: Colonialism's dead hand

Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country's downward spiral into civil war.

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Top 14 quotes from Pope Francis, "2013 Person of the Year"

A list of 14 quotes from Pope Francis that help believers and nonbelievers in the quest towards a better world.

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Pope calls church to action to liberate poor

In Pope Francis' document, he denounces the anti-human effects of the "idolatry"of the market and the radical wealth inequality resulting from it, but what is really new is making this issue the center of the Catholic Church's mission.

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Right-wing extremism at heart of Libya envoy slaying

The killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on Tuesday shows the linkage between right-wing extremism in the U.S and elsewhere.

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In Mexico, world loses giants for justice

Two heavy blows in one week and a day! First, journalist, poet, commentator, lifelong post-beat Beatnik and activist for hopeless causes Johnny Ross, 72, died of liver cancer on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro in western Mexico, on January 17.

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