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Israeli-Palestinian music group Heartbeat plays a showvideo

Arabic rhythms and klezmer beats help these musicians understand the other...

“Bukra fil mishmish” is an Arabic expression that roughly means “tomorrow will never come.” With Israeli-Palestinian relations difficult after the recent conflict in Gaza,...
Obama speaks to U.N General Assemblyvideo

Obama tells world leaders – ‘We choose hope over fear’

In an address to the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama linked the challenges of aggression in Europe, terrorist brutality in...
Soldiers escort the Little Rock Nine to school in Arkansas

Nine brave students stand up to racial segregation…on this day

Can you imagine armed troops escorting you to school? On September 24, 1957, President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the U.S. military to escort nine black...
Residents try to find artifacts at the Mosque of the Prophet Younis in Mosul, Iraq after being destroyed by ISIL

ISIL’s cultural destruction is ‘stealing the souls of millions’

The Mosque of the Prophet Younis, which housed the Tomb of Jonah, was 2800 years old. The terrorist group known as ISIL destroyed it in...
President Obama speaks on ISILvideo

Two things President Obama wants you to know about ISIL

In a televised address, President Obama made two things clear about the group that calls itself the "Islamic State": "ISIL is not 'Islamic'.  No religion...
Yameen and Amina smile as they describe their poetry slam experiencesvideo

Poetry slam gives young people the confidence to express themselves [video]

When poets Yameen and Amina joined their school's poetry slam team, it gave them the freedom to write about the things that were important to them....
The rubble of a revered Muslim shrine in Mosul, Iraq, destroyed by Islamic militants in June.

What will it take to eradicate the cancer of ISIL?

"Extremists are defeated only when responsible nations and their peoples unite to oppose them,” said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a recent New York Times essay. ...
A Peace Corps volunteer explains the nutrition to boys in Senegal

Happy birthday to the Peace Corps…on this day

On September 22, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Peace Corps Act, making good on a promise to seek Americans “from...
Secretary Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister al-Faisal (AP Images)

Kerry on ISIL: ‘We are uniting the world against a unified...

Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting allies across the Middle East to unify an international coalition aimed at defeating and destroying the Islamic...