welcome to my page of Beliefs

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It's not really possible to mention all the things I believe in, for their are many. From the pages here at the FairyWeb you have already learned a great deal about my beliefs. You'll find links to and comments about some varied organizations and causes here. I provide these links because I feel strongly about the message they send. Please take a few minutes to explore these - perhaps you are a believer as well.

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Purple ribbons show support for the Campaign to end Domestic Violence. Almost 4 million women were physically abused by their husbands and boyfriends in the last year alone. They need our respect, our compassion, and our support.

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RESOURCES FOR SEXUAL, MENTAL, PHYSICAL, and VERBAL ABUSE
This cause is particularly close to my heart. I am the survivor of childhood sexual abuse, AND a rape survivor as well. I can't begin to tell you about what the delay in getting help did to me over the years. We must speak out about these horrible crimes and quit trying to hide them because they seem shameful and dirty. They ARE shameful and dirty, but only to those who commit them. I know now that I was no more to blame for what happened to me than the victim of any crime ia. Because the word "sex" is used - because rape is a sexual crime as well as a violent one - it's all too ofen hidden, and those who have been abused suffer even more. If you know someone who was abused as a child, please do all you can to make sure that person gets the help they need. Above all else, tell them the following words: "It was NOT your fault." You have no idea what affect those 5 words can have on someone. Too many years went by before anyone said them to me, and so much more damage was done. We must talk about this horrible crime. We must do everything possible to put a stop to it, and help the victims become survivors. This site lists a number of organizations that can be of help to you. Organizations that specialize in all types of abuse so you can find the one that can really help you the most.

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The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

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hospice
Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. Hospice staff and volunteers offer a specialized knowledge of medical care, including pain management. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient's last days by offering comfort and dignity. Hospice care is provided by a team-oriented group of specially trained professionals, volunteers and family members. Hospice addresses all symptoms of a disease, with a special emphasis on controlling a patient's pain and discomfort. It deals with the emotional, social and spiritual impact of the disease on the patient and the patient's family and friends. Hospice offers a variety of bereavement and counseling services to families before and after a patient's death.

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american indian movement
The greatest injustice of all.

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envirolink - the onlive environmental community

The EnviroLink Network is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991. You are sure to find a way to help Mother Earth here - a way that will fit with what you believe.

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stop child pornography

I believe in freedom of speech. That's an important statement. But child pornography goes beyond any belief covered here. Like animals, children need protection. Like the song says..."for in this world they have no voice, they have no choice..". The individuals who cater to this are sick and in need of help. More and more I've come to believe that help isn't something they want or will seek, and so it is up to the rest of us to protect what these evil people would destroy - the innocence of a child. The damage they inflict upon children can't be measured...it's far too great. Pedophilia is NOT a sexual preference....It is a sexual perversion and should not be tolerated. Make your voice heard.

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This organization does a great deal of work to protect all species, but their special interest is in the reintroduction and survival of the wolf. When I hear people talk about hunting as a means of thinning deer population, I always wonder if the wolf isn't a more natural answer. "Of all the wildlife groups, Defenders of Wildlife has stayed closest to its original purpose to protect species and habitat. It remains lean and focused." -Outside Magazine.

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Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future..

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planned parenthood federation of america, inc.

I worked for Planned Parenthood Association of the Southern Mountains for a couple of years. It was without a doubt one of the most dedicated groups of people I have ever worked with. Traveling to 7 of the poorest counties in East Tennessee, we were often the only source of medical care these women received. And contrary to the belief of some misguided souls, abortion wasn't the big topic. We sought only to help women have children when they chose to do so, and could love and cherish them. We helped teenage girls struggle with unwanted pregnancies, not by pushing them toward abortions, but by providing them with unbiased information and referrals to various agencies.

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You won't need your organs after you die, but a lot of other people will. Why not give the gift of yourself to someone who needs you? This is a precious gift, and one that you can give easily. At least read about it, and think about it.

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aids.org

This is not a plague on the sinful. It is a dreadful disease that strikes those of all ages, gender, race, and/or sexual preference. Far too many lives have ended already. It's time for a cure.

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PETA

I realize that many people consider PETA to be a radical organization. I have always found them to be.....semi radical...*grin*. They do a great deal of good in raising public awareness to issues like animal testing, the cruelty of fur, and vegetarianism.

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animal concerns

The Animal Concerns Community is a project of the EnviroLink Network, a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental and animal rights/welfare resources since 1991. This community serves as a clearinghouse for information on the Internet related to animal rights and welfare. If you know of resources that should be listed here, please suggest a new resource and help the community grow!

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