Julianne Hough

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Mindful Monday: #BringBackOurGirls

It breaks my heart to hear about the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian girls, who were recently abducted from their school by Boko Haram. This Islamic militant group opposes Western values, including the education of girls, and committed this horrible act to keep them from achieving just that. Boko Haram first threatened to sell the girls as slaves, and then offered to release them in exchange for prisoners. The United States, Britain, France, and Isreal have all pledged their support, offering to do whatever they can to help bring these girls back home.  The First Lady addressed the nation on Saturday, to bring more attention to the issue, and to encourage young men and women everywhere to get an education (clip below). My thoughts and prayers go out to the missing girls and their families, and I hope they will soon have the chance to safely, return home.

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