Monthly Archives: November 2015

Day Six

//emsbedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js   This is an image taken where the tetonic plates of North America and EuroAsia meet in Iceland. It is an image capturing the effects of millions of years of an ever-changing earth. Iceland is in a unique position … Continue reading

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How many cultural influences can you spot?

Bought at a grocery store in Iceland, 2015.

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Day Five

How does a country that is ranked top in the world in gender equality for 7 years in a row confront sex trafficking and prostitution? Boldly: Here is an approach to sex trafficking And here, an approach to prostitution: http://efehzqyv.icelandtourist.is/news/2011/10/19/big-sister-watches-buyers-prostitution-icelandContinue reading

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Day Four

The United States, like many countries, has been receiving refugees long before the term became a legal status in 1950 via the UN. Our country is founded (aka taken from Native Americans) and shaped by groups moving in and around … Continue reading

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Looking back on today, how will we be judged?

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Then and now

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If you are racist, sexist, homophobic,  or an asshole don’t come in. A sign outside a restaurant in Reykjavik. Day three Last year Iceland was ranked the 1st out of 130 countries for gender equality,  for the sixth year. Women’s … Continue reading

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Day two

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland is the national church for which 75 % of the population belong. Less than 10 percent of Iceland is non Christian. 99% of funerals are held in church. While the Constitution guarantees freedom of … Continue reading

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Day one

In 1950 the United Nations established the office of the High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) with a defined three year goal: resettle those Europeans displaced by WWII. In 1956, with the UNHCR office still operating, there was another refugee crisis … Continue reading

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