Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) engineering, health, and peacebuilding staff will be the conversation partners with faculty from engineering, nursing, law, geography and the environment, and business in this day-long symposium
CIFA educates faith leaders, challenges old ideas, and changes harmful traditions forever - giving girls a chance at a better future. Female genital cutting (FGC) and early marriage (EM) are harmful traditions affecting millions of girls all over the world. In Ethiopia and Nigeria, faith leaders have a powerful voice to help eliminate these practices. When girls thrive, communities thrive.
The returnees board two dozen buses bound for their ancestral home - which today is a village called Torit. They are for the most part women and children. Some are jubilant. Others are apprehensive. Some sing as their vehicles depart while others sit in resigned silence afraid for what the future would hold.
Why a culture of winning causes conflict. In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
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