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Tuesday October 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
This is the prison diary of a young woman martyered in Carthage in 202 or 203 CE. The beginning and ending are related by an editor/narrator; the central text contains the words of Perpetua herself. Read more about the story of Perpetua from our interviews with New Testament scholars. A number of young catechumens were arrested, Revocatus and his fellow slave Felicitas, Saturninus and Secundulus, and with them Vibia Perpetua, a newly married woman of good family and upbringing. Her mother and father were still alive and one of her two brothers was a catechumen like herself. She was ab ...
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Tuesday October 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
Architecture is about monuments and graves, said the Viennese architect Adolf Loos at the turn of the 20th century. This meant that an individual human life could be commemorated by a single stone, slab, cross, or star. The simplicity of this idea ended with the Holocaust and Hiroshima and the mechanisms of mass death. Today an individual can no longer be certain to die an individual death, and architecture can no longer remember life as it once did. The markers that were formerly symbols of individual life and death must be changed, and this has a profound effect on the idea of both memory an ...
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Tuesday October 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
President Clinton’s national coordinator for counterterrorism, he is currently President Bush’s special adviser for cyberspace security. In this interview he talks about the attributes that made John O’Neill stand apart in the world of counterterrorism, sketches Al Qaeda’s threat and how it came into focus for U.S. intelligence, and discusses some of John O’Neill’s battles, including the USS Cole investigation. This interview was conducted March 20, 2002. How did you first meet John O’Neill? What were the circumstances? I didn’t know John at the point where I first called him. He had bee ...
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Tuesday October 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
For a decade, the U.S. has offered a special visa to some immigrants who are crime victims. Those who survive domestic violence, human trafficking or sexual assault — and help law enforcement investigate the crime — can apply for a U visa, which allows them to remain legally in the U.S. Earlier this month, the stakes changed. Undocumented victims who are denied a U visa may now receive an order to appear before an immigration judge — the first step toward deportation, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency said last week. “It is expected that individuals who no longer ha ...
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Tuesday October 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
Afkab Hussein takes advantage of his commutes as a truck driver in Columbus, Ohio to speak to his wife and son, both of whom live in Nairobi, Kenya. They talk every day, sometimes for more than three hours, and his wife tells him about the words their two-year-old, Abdullahi, has learned in their native Somali. Hussein, 30, has never met his son in person. He has gotten to know him through video chats and the dozens of pictures his wife sends. He loves to make Abdullahi – who is fascinated by cars – laugh by showing him the inside of his truck. For his birthday in November, Hussein bought h ...
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Tuesday October 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
The migration crisis facing Europe didn’t unfold overnight. For weeks, the world’s eyes have been fixed upon the tens of thousands of migrants and refugees arriving on the continent’s doorstep seeking safety, stability or a better life. But the crisis was years in the making, with a brutal civil war in Syria adding millions of refugees to those fleeing from conflicts elsewhere, including Afghanistan, Iraq and Nigeria. It is the scale of the crisis that is so extraordinary, the worst the world has seen since the mass migrations triggered by the end of World War II, when an estimated 20 milli ...
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