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Is transhumanism really the world’s most dangerous idea?

In 2004 the editors of the journal Foreign Policy asked several prominent intellectuals to identify the world’s most dangerous idea. Surprisingly political scientist Francis Fukuyama’s choice was transhumanism. He described it as a movement “to liberate the human race from its biological constraints”. Its supporters,...

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Why are humans more important than animals?

In the wake of the untimely and unwelcome death of Harambe the gorilla, there has been much speculation and concern about the broader context of animal rights, and the value of human life versus that of animals. It seems like a good moment in time for...

The Pope Video: Respect for Indigenous Peoples

Once again the Apostleship of Prayer, the pope’s worldwide prayer network, has produced a beautiful video urging that Christians everyone join in prayer with the pope for his monthly intentions. This time, we are called to pray for indigenous peoples. Pope Francis says, “I want to...

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Johny Messo, voice for unification of the besieged Aramean people

The World Council of Arameans (Syriacs) encompasses Syriac-Aramean organizations around the world. They represent a population that is scattered between East and West because of the persecutions that Arameans have had to face, especially after the massacres perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire in the 20th century and...

Would you help this 6-year-old girl homeless girl?

What would you do if you saw a child on the streets, alone? If you’re anything like the onlookers in this video, that depends entirely on how the child looks. For this experiment, Unicef ask a six-year-old girl to pose as a lost child in...

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How to help the developmentally disabled without hurting them

On a lovely 31-acre campus in Chicago, Misericordia is the home, workplace, therapeutic environment and source of hope for more than 600 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. While the vast majority are adults, some children with profound disabilities receive round-the-clock care in state of...

Top financial companies are working with the Vatican to help the poor

In its second year, the Impact Investing Conference has once again brought together esteemed Catholic leaders and successful business executives as they align themselves in finding ways to provide relief for those in need. DR. CAROLYN WOO President & CEO of CRS "Two years ago, we were trying...

Ending Terrorism — Can It Begin with a Look at Our DNA?

Most of us know who we are and where we come from. We learn this from the stories told to us since childhood, from the customs and traditions we were raised with, and the information passed on to us from our parents, relatives, and teachers. But...