Katherine Pater is a Presbyterian (PCUSA) pastor and mission co-worker serving with Our Sister Parish, an ecumenical mission that seeks to build connections and solidarity between the impoverished rural people of Berlín, El Salvador and churches in central Iowa.
Meaghan Kausman’s photoshopped image is above; the untouched photo is below CREDIT: Instagram An Australian model is speaking out against a company that altered a photo of her body to appear several sizes smaller, saying she was “extremely shocked” to see the photoshopped image online after agreeing to participate in a photoshoot for the swimwear brand Fella Swim.
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as they pray inside the Grand Mosque during the hajj. CREDIT: AP A group of American Muslims sent a letter to the U.S.
CREDIT: Shutterstock Can fracking operations cause health problems or birth defects in babies who are born near wells?
The BP Refinery in Whiting, Ind., seen Friday, Sept. 7, 2007. CREDIT: AP Photo/Joe Raymond A fire broke out at BP’s largest U.S.
A woman huddles on a street corner in San Francisco CREDIT: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Two non-profits in Vancouver that serve the homeless had been letting about a half dozen people who struggled to get housing stay in the parking lot they shared.
A memorial for the victims of the elementary school massacre at Sandy Hook 18 months ago CREDIT: AP Photo/Jessica Hill This year, as kids head back to class in the Newtown Public School District, their teachers will be better equipped to respond to their mental health needs.
DREAMers interrupt Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during a “Faith and Freedom” barbeque event in South Carolina.
Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White, who is not Barack Obama. CREDIT: AP Louisiana’s state school superintendent John White supports Common Core, an effort to foster interstate consistency in education standards.
Humanity’s choice (via IPCC): Aggressive climate action ASAP (left figure) minimizes future warming and costs a mere 0.06% of annual growth.
CREDIT: AP Images Decades after Anita Hill proved Congress doesn’t understand sexual harassment…Congress may not understand sexual harassment.
Iowa State Sen. Joni Ernst (R). CREDIT: AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall The vast and well-funded political network maintained by petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch “started my trajectory,” according to Iowa state Sen.
CREDIT: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Miley Cyrus is mad at the media. And Miley Cyrus is right. Cyrus brought Jesse Helt, a homeless 22-year-old, as her date to the MTV Video Music Awards.
CREDIT: Shutterstock Women get more critical and negative feedback in their reviews, particularly focusing on their personalities, as compared to men, according to an analysis by Kieran Snyder in Fortune Magazine.
Harry Stein is Associate Director of Fiscal Policy at the Center for American Progress. CREDIT: Shutterstock The updated budget and economic outlook released on Wednesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) contained good news for corporations, but bad news for the rest of the economy.
Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, poses with Monica Helms in front of the transgender pride flag she designed.
CREDIT: WNDU News Screenshot A 33-year-old woman from Indiana faces decades in prison after she sought medical attention at a hospital as she was bleeding from a premature delivery.
CREDIT: AP/Alex Brandon Rep. Steve King (R-IA) floated the possibility of shutting down the government on Wednesday if President Obama issues an executive action granting deportation relief to more undocumented immigrants.
Aiea High is part of a growing number of Hawaii schools harnessing solar energy through photovoltaic systems.
CREDIT: Shutterstock Take everything you think you know about how courts work, throw it out the window, and you’ll get an approximation of the nation’s immigration courts.