Day: August 29, 2017

The Two Americans

Source: The New York Times Abraham never fit in. Hisham finally felt at home. Then their worlds collided in western Arkansas. By SABRINA TAVERNISE Photographs by ETHAN TATE for The New York Times AUGUST […]

USA: Osteen To Open Megachurch To Hurricane Refugees After Social Media Shaming Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/08/osteen-open-megachurch-hurricane-refugees-social-media-shaming

After public pressure Joel Osteen has seen the light, and will now open his spacious 16,800-seat megachurch to hurricane refugees. Osteen’s megachurch, Lakewood Church, is located near downtown Houston, and would make an ideal refugee center from those trying to escape the flooding. However, the 16,800 seat megachurch was closed during and […]

Canada: Liberal MP offered woman $100K to keep quiet about sexual harassment claim, father alleges

By ALEX BALLINGALL thestar.com Ottawa Bureau Tues., Aug. 29, 2017 https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/08/29/liberal-mp-offered-woman-100k-to-keep-quiet-about-sexual-harassment-claim-father-alleges.html?source=newsletter&_ctids=2444%7cQverpg%2fSebz+Rznvy%7c382%7c33952%7c39000&_ctdigest=rC1fyiO%2byMXiIFEo%2f4agRQ The father of a 24-year-old woman who worked for Calgary Liberal MP Darshan Kang said Kang offered a series of payments to prevent her from sharing harassment allegations with her parents. Liberal MP Darshan Kang did not respond to requests […]

Matt Damon lauds Akshay Kumar for highlighting India’s open defecation crisis

Akshay Kumar is earning plenty of praise from Hollywood since his film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha released. https://images.dawn.com/news/1178309 In an interview with Hindustan Times, Matt Damon praised the Bollywood actor for highlighting an important issue plaguing India. “It’s great to have stars like Akshay and films like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha spotlighting the open defecation […]

Ahmadiyya Muslim youth group hits streets to help Houston residents during storm

Source: Independent 40 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, passed out food, water, and other supplies in Houston, according to organisers. Both groups expect to gain more volunteers from surrounding cities when the roadways open up. Madeel Abdullah, director of humanitarian affairs for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, said more than 700 members […]