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Belief
Spiritual leaders seek to spur an 'ecological conversion'
Living on Earth May 13, 2021
From Native American traditions to Eastern thought to mainstream Catholicism, spiritual teachings call on humanity to live in harmony with nature.
Religion
The world celebrates Eid — including some of The World’s listeners
The World May 13, 2021
We asked The World’s listeners to share what Eid al-Fitr means to them and their families. Here’s what they told us.
The Big Fix
Amsterdam bans fossil fuel ads from its metro
The World May 13, 2021
Advocates hope the ban on ads glorifying cheap flights and gas-guzzling cars will pave the way for larger, more comprehensive ad bans across the Netherlands and beyond.  
Human rights
New Zealand condemns China’s treatment of Uyghurs but won't call it ‘genocide’
The World May 11, 2021
New Zealand has joined other countries in calling out China for its mistreatment of Uyghurs, but falls short of calling it "genocide." Critics say the condemnation has been "watered down" to protect China as an essential trade partner.
Education
A year of pandemic schooling highlights education gaps for English-language learners
The World May 11, 2021
Remote learning has been especially hard on students for whom English is a second language. Educators are now trying to support them and their families.
COVID-19
Efficiency over privacy: How trust in the Chinese government helped contain the pandemic
The World May 10, 2021
Author Yashu Zhang describes the efficiency of China's vaccination rollout and why there's so much trust in authorities in the fight against the coronavirus.
Food
Brazil’s small farmers tackle food insecurity, hunger amid the pandemic 
The World May 10, 2021
In Brazil, hunger, poverty and unemployment have spiked alongside COVID-19. But the Landless Workers' Movement, a massive organization of small farmers, is doing its best to help tackle the problem.
Brexit
Is Brexit destabilizing Northern Ireland?
The World May 07, 2021
Last month's violence in Northern Ireland was blamed on anger over Brexit but, upon closer inspection, the issues run much deeper.
Language
A small town in Sweden fights to preserve Elfdalian, a dying forest language
The World May 06, 2021
The town of Älvdalen is fighting to preserve its local language amid pushback from some members of parliament.
Social media
Twitter's ban on actor Kangana Ranaut could lead to confrontation with Indian government
The World May 06, 2021
The expulsion of Kangana Ranaut from Twitter may put the platform on a path toward confrontation with the Indian government.
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