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Why Indigenous communities need a seat at the table on climate

(THE CONVERSATION) There's growing recognition that Indigenous communities are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and that traditional ecological knowledge is vital to adapting to environmental changes.
As part of a series of videostories on faith and the environment, The Conversation spoke to Ray Minniec ... (full story)

The Conversation: What is the Lag BaOmer pilgrimage?

(THE CONVERSATION) The annual Lag BaOmer pilgrimage to Mount Meron in Israel – which in 2022 falls on Wednesday night, May 18 – until recently has attracted as many as half a million visitors every year. The annual gathering, which takes place at what is believed to be the gravesite of the second-century Talmudic sage Ra ... (full story)

Three law firms add attorneys to their local offices

Three local law firms recently added lawyers to their offices in Trumbull, Mahoning and Summit counties.
On Feb. 1, the plaintiff-side personal injury firm Kisling, Nestico & Redick welcomed attorney Ben Pfouts to its Akron office and in March associate James R. LaPolla joined the Warren office of Youngstown-based Harrington ... (full story)

Ukraine receives weapons support from around the world

(THE CONVERSATION) Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, many of the world's nations have sought to support Ukrainians by sending weapons. Even before that, though, many countries were offering limited help as a result of the Russian takeover of Crimea, in southern Ukraine, in 2014.
The United States has given more than ... (full story)

Florida Republicans' row with Mickey Mouse highlights widening gap between historical BFFs GOP and corporate America

(THE CONVERSATION) There's a growing rift between corporate America and the GOP – two groups that have long been bedfellows.
The latest incident involves Disney and its decision to speak out against a Florida law that prevents instruction of sexual orientation or gender identity from kindergarten through third grade. Repub ... (full story)