Can You turn a terrorist back into a citizen?
Brendan I. Koerner
This is the story of a controversial new program that aims
to reform homegrown ISIS recruits back into normal young
Americans. It takes place in a courtroom in Minnesota and a
judge who sought the expertise of a young deradicalization
researcher from Germany.
The foolproof way to never forgetting a name
Most of us aren’t good at remembering names but we do have
an innate spatial memory and facial recall abilities. Put
those two attributes together and you’ll be able to
confidently greet your new neighbor next time you meet.
Here’s how to do it.
The Write Stuff: A History of the Pencil
There’s nothing like a graphite-filled piece of wood to jot
down a few items for your grocery list or, for that matter,
to mark them off once they’re in your cart. The pencil. A
humble device that has a 500-year history of development and
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to develop a humane economy. Just two of the resources
you'll find at
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their Spring meeting on...? Find out the date at
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contemplate the challenge of improving health care for
all in an unequal world at
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Moving ahead ...
March 20: Alien Abduction Day
The origin of Alien Abduction Day cannot be explained
nor can the originator be found. Many believe he was
abducted by a very high speed vehicle which fled the
area immediately. Nonetheless, here are six of the most famous alien
abductions which just may have inspired the day.
March 22: World Water Day
In 1993 the United Nations General Assembly officially
designated March 22 as World Water Day. One of its recent
goals is to ensure everyone has access to safe water by
2030. The theme this year is “wastewater.” You are invited
to explore a variety of stories about the enormous
opportunities wastewater has as a resource.
April 1-30: Child Abuse Prevention Month
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has
resources available to help parishes become more aware of
this national issue—child abuse—and its prevention.
April 22: Earth Day
Although it began in 1970 as a secular observation, the
faith community has found much to celebrate on a day
that reminds us to care for our common home. Catholic
Climate Covenant has various program guides, materials
and information to help you celebrate the day in your
community. Visit their website at
May 9: Lost Sock Memorial Day
There are not many mysteries in life that are as
perplexing as the mystery of the missing sock. This day
pays homage to all those sad single socks and their lost
mates…wherever they may be.
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