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Education is continuing to move online as institutions and others explore how to utilize the internet for such a meaningful purpose. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University, funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, is at the vanguard of such experiments with MR University, an online education platform.

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Entrepreneurs of Reform Gather at the Antigua Forum

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A small group meets at the 2013 Antigua Forum
A small group meets at the 2013 Antigua Forum

Azhar Aslam, a London-based plastic surgeon originally from Pakistan, developed a remarkable literacy program. He had proved it worked in small pilots of a few dozen children. In just six months, they gained the basics of reading and writing with a couple of hours of teaching each day. By starting small, he came to realize a bigger question: how might the program be scaled up so that it could benefit his country of origin, a place in which illiteracy is correlated with poverty, intolerance, and violence?

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Religious Freedom and Security Comes to Vietnam

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Religious Freedom and Security Comes to Vietnam
Credit: Religious Freedom and Security Comes to VietnamReligious Freedom and Security Comes to Vietnam

In 2004, the United States State Department designated Vietnam a country of particular concern. This meant that Vietnam exhibited ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom. However, just over a decade later, it is rapidly becoming a model nation in Southeast Asia for dealing with issues of religious freedom and the law.

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