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    Thu, 2 Apr 2020
    blogMy Isolation Experience: Ben

    Being confined to a space for an indefinite amount of time can take its toll on one’s perception and spirit. The days blend together; the mind loses track of time. What day is it? I’m not sure, but the sun has gone down at least 14 times now. pngitem.com Along with quarantine’s blur of time is the isolation from the... more...

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    Wed, 25 Mar 2020
    blogCountering Xenophobia During COVID-19

    Emotions run high during times of uncertainty. Fear can bring out the worst in people. New York City is a diverse metropolis – in cuisine, in entertainment, in culture and in population. For generations, people have come to New York, knowing it is a place where you can be whoever you choose to be with little to no question from... more...

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    Tue, 21 Jan 2020
    blogSacred Spaces: Oman

      There are many spaces of enlightenment and beauty on this world. One of those spaces is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. After seven years of construction, the 416,000 square meter site was completed in May of 2001. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the... more...

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    Wed, 8 Jan 2020
    blogBOL Bookshelf Review: “I Am Jazz”

    Welcome to the first installment of The Believe Out Loud Bookshelf!    This segment will highlight LGBT-oriented books and authors that are making a difference in the community.   The first book to be reviewed on The Believe Out Loud Bookshelf is “I Am Jazz,” co-authored by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel... more...

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    Thu, 12 Dec 2019
    blogSeventy-One Years of Human Rights: Equality in...

    Tuesday, December 10th, marked the 71st anniversary of Human Rights Day. This year’s theme is “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights.” The youth are the future. Raising them to respect one another despite differences in religion, skin tone, and cultural background, and sexuality is key in creating a safer and more... more...