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Transcript: Free Verse Background Life in Rural West Virginia The foster care systems is a temporary arrangement, in which an adult(s) take care of a child or children while their birth parents aren't able to care for them. Many people think that the foster care system is where juvenile delinquents end up, but its a place to help children get proper care. Some negatives to foster care, is that their is a lot of emotional, physical abuse that may have occurred so the child may be scared or have behavioral problems due to it. Some positives to foster care are, it gives a hurt child a home and place to live, therefore you are helping a child get proper care and love, Bibliography Foster Care System The people of Rural West Virginia have been isolated from the mainstream of American life. Residents there, use an "Elizabethan" speech, not used in modern day America. Most towns in Rural West Virginia are very poor, so many families don't have proper food and housing. Another affect of the poverty, is there is many fatalities from drug abuse, and suicides. Dangers of Coal Mining Some on-site dangers are, suffocation gas poisoning, roof collapse, and gas explosions Deaths from coal mining are more frequent in less developed parts of the world. Many deaths are caused by the poor air quality from working in the mines. Many coal mining accidents have been caused by the waste coal mining leaves behind. http://www.kyenvironmentalfoundation.org/coal-mining-health-risks.html http://articles.latimes.com/1985-02-10/news/vw-3776_1_speech http://www.adopt.org/what-foster-care http://familyfig.com/article/pros-and-cons-of-foster-care/

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Transcript: Real action and accountability Amnesty International Non-state actors/ Rebel Groups?? ...and what about men?? ignoring male rape victims? would rape exist without a man? Weapons of War: Rape UN as an Arena - NGO's - Discussion and dialogue Arena Instrument Actor Critical Thinking Weapons of War: Rape UN as an instrument UNSC Resolution 1820 (2008) UN as an Actor - UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict Weapons of War: Rape Problems with 1820 "Roles and Functions of International Organizations" "Sexual violence, when used as a tactic of war in order to deliberately target civilians or as a part of a widespread or systematic attack against civilian populations, can significantly exacerbate situations of armed conflict and may impede the restoration of international peace and security… effective steps to prevent and respond to such acts of sexual violence can significantly contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security" (UNSC Resolution 1820, p. 2)" http://www.stoprapenow.org/uploads/advocacyresources/1282164625.pdf Background Presentation- Kristin Mann Weapons of War: Rape Brief Insight - used to manipulate social control - destabilize communities - weaken ethnic groups and identities Examples: - Sudanese Militia - Rwanda Genocide - DRC Critical Thinking http://www.womenundersiegeproject.org/blog/entry/the-need-for-numbers-on-rape-in-warand-why-theyre-nearly-impossible-to-get Critical Thinking Increased Data Collection by international organizations - determine humanitarian responses - ensures justice and reparation - provides recognition and dignity

Evangelical Free Church

Transcript: Building of the Church The Swedish and Norwegian-Danish bodies united in June 1950 at a merger conference held at the Medicine Lake Conference Grounds near Minneapolis, Minnesota. The two bodies represented 275 local congregations at the time of the merger.The two churches merged into the Evangelical Free Church Of America (EFCA).The EFCA shares some early ties with those who formed the Swedish Evangelical Covenant Church. It has been a member of the National Association of Evangelicals since 1943, the year after that organization was formed. The Swedish Evangelical Free Church .Several churches that had been members of the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Ansgar Synod and Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Mission Synod, along with some independent congregations, were instrumental in the building of this church. The Norwegian- Danish Evangelical Free Church $1.25 Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Swedish Evangelical Church Two Churches Merge Into One The Norwegian-Danish Church was almost identical to the beliefs of the Swedish Church in Iowa, this church emerged in 1884, in Boston, Massachusetts. History Swedish, Scandinavian, and Norwegian Evangelical Free Churches Boone, Iowa. 1884. The EFCA has experienced tremendous growth since its formation in 1950, at which time there were 20,000 members and under 300 congregations. By the 1980s there were over 800 congregations and over 100,000 members.In 2003, the Association reported 300,000 members in over 1,400 congregations. In 2010, the EFCA reported a weekly attendance of 357,709 in 1,480 congregations.As of 2000, California had the largest number of congregations with 175.However, membership is primarily concentrated in the Midwest. 1950, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Swedish Evangelical Free Church and the Dutch-Norwegian Evangelical Free Churches where uncomfortable in their home countries In Europe (Scandinavia and Sweden)due to the amount of state in the church system, which led to breaking off and starting of the evangelical free churches. Inclusive not exclusive: Believers are united in Christ by faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; they have to belief in the main points of doctrinal beliefs in order to be known as a member Evangelical, but not separatistic: Has a strong commitment to the authority and importance of scripture, but does not over-emphasize minor issues of doctrine Ecumenical in spirit, but not in structure: The church is united spiritually in Christ, but need not be united structurally Affirms Christian liberty with responsibility and accountability Believes that both sound Christian doctrine and an active relationship with God are essential to the life of the believer Committed to a congregational form of church government The Norwegian-Danish Evangelical Free Beliefs of EFCA Sam Batchelor EFCA today... Evangelical Free Church Church History

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