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Alfred Nobel, a Swedish arms businessman who opposed both capitalism and war, founded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1895 for people who had contributed to “the abolition or reduction of standing armies”; for people who had contributed directly to stopping militarism and wars.
In his will, he bequeathed the decisions over this prize to the parliament of Norway; then a neutral country.
However, Norway is a NATO country now. Nobel Peace Prizes have quite often gone to people or organisations which had not contributed to peace at all.
Or, better but still not Alfred Nobel’s intention, to people who had contributed indirectly to peace.
Malala Yousafzai, this year’s Nobel Peace laureate, is best known in Western media as a supporter of girls’ education; which contributes to peace indirectly. She is not as…
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Australian landscaper photographer Peter Lik has set a new world record after a private unnamed collector purchased one of his photos for an unprecedented $6.5 million.
The black-and-white image, called “Phantom,” was taken in Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, the Guardianreports. The record for most expensive photo ever sold was previously held by Andreas Gursky’s “Rhein II.” In 2011, it sold for $4.3 million.
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The media are covering Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” – but will they admit the film’s influence on her faith?
Opening in theaters on Christmas, “Unbroken” tells the story of Olympic runner and World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini. His story – and Christian faith – inspired Jolie to kneel and “pray for a miracle” as she ran into problems directing the war drama.
During a Dec. 5 press conference in New York, Zamperini’s daughter Cynthia Garris told the story of Jolie’s turn to prayer. While Jolie directed filming in New South Wales, Australia, she encountered severe weather. Garris explained:
She was not a person of faith and had never prayed before…
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