Faith’s wager: How religion deters gambling

The relationship between religion and gambling has only rarely been investigated in sociology and related fields. Prior studies have found that religion, broadly defined, deters gambling, with different religious traditions exhibiting varying degrees of deterrence. Our study, a quantitative analysis of a recent representative sample of U.S. adults, theorizes and tests how three different dimensions … Continue reading Faith’s wager: How religion deters gambling

Double Standards on Abortion and Animal Rights

In Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights, Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf, two Cornell Law professors, rationalize their simultaneous support for animal rights and opposition to the rights of unborn humans. The authors, a man and a woman who live with their “two human daughters” and three “adopted” dogs, are decidedly pro-choice. They … Continue reading Double Standards on Abortion and Animal Rights

Prayer to the Virgin Mary of Saint Therese de Liesieux

The Depths of the Love of Your Heart Virgin full of grace, I know that at Nazareth you lived modestly, without requesting anything more. Neither ecstasies, nor miracles, nor other extra ordinary deeds enhanced your life, O Queen of the elect. The number of the lowly, “the little ones,” is very great on earth. They … Continue reading Prayer to the Virgin Mary of Saint Therese de Liesieux

St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer praising Mary the Mother of Jesus

Hail, holy Lady, most holy Queen, Mary, Mother of God, ever Virgin. You were chosen by the Most High Father in heaven, consecrated by Him, with His most Holy Beloved Son and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. On you descended and still remains all the fullness of grace and every good. Hail, His Palace. Hail … Continue reading St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer praising Mary the Mother of Jesus

Surrogacy Contracts Don’t Protect Surrogate Mothers and Their Children

The current debate over surrogacy has two main positions. One side argues we should allow the practice with regulations. The other side argues it should be prohibited altogether. All parties in the debate generally acknowledge that there can be abuses and exploitation, and that the best interests of the children produced should be considered. The … Continue reading Surrogacy Contracts Don’t Protect Surrogate Mothers and Their Children

18 myths on prostitution

1.“Prostitution is the oldest profession in the world.” Let us change the perspective: pimping could indeed be considered the oldest profession in the world. In any case, just because something has existed for a long time does not mean that it should or cannot be changed. We do not say “murder has been around forever: … Continue reading 18 myths on prostitution

Pope Francis to the Judges’ Summit Against Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

I would like to warmly greet you and renew the expression of my esteem for your cooperation and contribution towards human and social progress, a task of which the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences is more than capable. If I’m happy for this contribution and proud of you, it is in consideration of the remarkable … Continue reading Pope Francis to the Judges’ Summit Against Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

Olokun male or female

Against trafficking of nigerian girls, is useful to know the vodun. This is an interesting article about it. TRANSLATION OF “RIVER GODDESS” 1. Olokun……….. (EDO LANGUAGE) 2.1. Mmuo Mmili …….. (IGBO LANGUAGE) 2.2. Eze nwaanyi Mmili – (popularly called “Mami Wota) in by the riverine dwellers including the Igbos and some areas in Ghana). 3. … Continue reading Olokun male or female

No one should be forced! (Grace, 24 years old)

Grace was educated in Nigeria until the 10th grade after which she was sent to work to help support her family, who lived in poverty. She worked for three years at various jobs, during which time she was raped and gave birth to a son. Her father told her that as a woman, she was “predestined by … Continue reading No one should be forced! (Grace, 24 years old)

Traditional Education Among Edos

We continue to study Edo tradition, necessary to fight trafficking in Nigeria   The Edo-speaking people of the old Benin Province and parts of Delta,Rivers and Ondo province and patrs of Delta,Rivers and Ondo Provinces belong to the Kwa language family groups of the Western Sudanic languages like Yoruba,Igbira,Igala and Ibo.They are divided into four … Continue reading Traditional Education Among Edos

The mortal body is guided by the immortal soul (St. Athanasius)

“How is it, that whereas the body is mortal by nature, man reasons on the things of immortality, and often, where virtue demands it, courts death? Or how, since the body lasts only for a time, does man imagine eternal things, so as to despise what lies before him, and desire what is beyond ? … Continue reading The mortal body is guided by the immortal soul (St. Athanasius)

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