Category nobel peace prize

At 94-Years-Old, Former President Jimmy Carter Still Teaches Sunday School at Georgia Church to Crowds of People Who Line Up to Hear Him

Visitors line up early to squeeze into the small sanctuary of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.
Headlights piercing the black night, cars arrived one by one, at 1:45 a.m., 2 a.m., 2:11, every few minutes until past dawn, just as they always do when former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church.
On Sunday of Presidents Day weekend, we turned into the parking lot at 2:52 a.m., car No. 20, written on a piece of paper handed over by George Williams, who, as always, is there welcoming each car with a hearty, “Good morning. I’m George. Where y’all from?”
He tugged at his orange Ronald McDonald cap and told us the rules: You can take a cellphone OR a camera inside, no big purses, no knives, no nail clippers. “Thank you for coming.”
George, 75...

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John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera on This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize: Two Very Worthy Recipients

Throughout history there are Christians who chose to run into the brokenness, not away from it. And one just won the Nobel Peace Prize.
It’s “Nobel Season,” the week-long period when the winners of the Nobel Prizes are announced. Most of us have to take the Academy at its word when it says that the winners in fields such as physics, chemistry, and medicine and physiology are worthy of the honor.
But the Nobel Peace Prize? That’s different. Ordinary, informed people can recognize questionable winners—no, I’m not to going cite any examples—and, more importantly, deserving honorees.
This year’s winners, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, are definitely deserving.
Murad is a Yezidi woman who was enslaved by ISIS and repeatedly raped and tortured...

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Iraq Celebrates Country’s First Nobel Prize Winner, Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2018, is in place in the Nobel Field, together with all the other 128 Peace Prize laureates of the Nobel history, in Oslo, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. A Congolese doctor who treats rape victims and an Iraqi woman who speaks out for those — like herself — who were raped and tortured by the Islamic State group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. (Fredrik Hagen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
Iraq’s newly elected president has congratulated Yazidi activist Nadia Murad for being a co-winner of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
President Barham Saleh said that honoring Murad is an international recognition of the “catastrophe” that Yazidis were subject to by Islamic State militants...

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Mike Hammer, Trump’s New Ambassador to Congo, Praises Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Denis Mukwege

Denis Mukwege, center, celebrates with his staff after learning he has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Mukwege, 63, founded the hospital and has treated thousands of women, many of whom were victims of gang rape. Armed men tried to kill him in 2012, forcing him to temporarily leave the country. “The importance of Dr. Mukwege’s enduring, dedicated and selfless efforts in this field cannot be overstated. He has repeatedly condemned impunity for mass rape and criticized the Congolese government and other countries for not doing enough to stop the use of sexual violence against women as a strategy and weapon of war,” the Nobel committee said in its citation Friday. (Norwegian Church Aid via AP)
President Donal...

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