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FEATURED VIDEO: China orphan care

“Former Hollywood screenwriter Jenny Bowen was moved to adopt two orphaned Chinese girls after she and her husband learned about the widespread abandonment and neglect of children in China, many of them girls.”

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FEATURED VIDEO: Atrocities in Myanmar

“Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, continues to experience the violent persecution of its minority population of Rohingya Muslims. Muslims are being attacked by mobs of extremist Buddhist factions, despite Buddhist principles of nonviolence.”

(1982) On the 4th day of his week-long hunger strike and vigil on behalf of Soviet Jewish dissident Anatoly Shcharansky, Rabbi Avraham Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, N.Y., comforts Shcharansky's wife, Avital, outside the Soviet Mission to the United Nations in New York. Rabbi Weiss said that he views Shcharansky as a symbol of the Jewish people. Religion News Service file photo

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(1982) On the 4th day of his week-long hunger strike and vigil on behalf of Soviet Jewish dissident Anatoly Shcharansky, Rabbi Avraham Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, N.Y., comforts Shcharansky’s wife, Avital, outside the Soviet Mission to the United Nations in New York.