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A Relational Missionary Movement Reaching the Unreached

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The Divine Mercy Corporation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to facilitate fundraising in the United States for Padre Martín Scott's religious community Siervos de la Divina Misericordia.
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Family
In the Muslim country of Kuwait, religious judges and courts oversee all family and personal status/inheritance issues.1 Kuwait operates under a mixed legal system and the result is an “Islamicized” legal code.2 In regards to family law, the male is seen as the dominant force and many cases are decided in favor of the male.3 Regarding marriage, Islam permits a man to have up to four wives and a bride is prohibited from making claims that she be the only wife.4 Furthermore, a non-Muslim male is not permitted to marry a Muslim woman, but a non-Muslim may marry a Muslim male only if she is of another “book” religion: i.e. Christianity or Judaism.5 There are more instances of womenâ's lower social status in Kuwaiti society, ...See More such as the fact that Kuwaiti women who are married to a foreigner are not allowed to pass on citizenship to their children.6 Women are also not given any decisions regarding marriage, as everything has to be decided by a male.7 A controversial aspect of the Kuwaiti legal system is that there are currently no legal repercussions for marital rape, domestic violence, or sexual harassment.8 Show Less

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1 http://kuwait.usembassy.gov/region_specific_information/family-law-in-kuwait.html
2-5 Ibid
6 http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/06/16/kuwait-upr-submission-june-2014
7- 8 Ibid
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Kuwait News

gulfnews.com 
New success for security agencies as terror group members captured. See more..
Aljazeera.com 
His body arrived in his native Kuwait on Wednesday, on a private plane charted by the Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Thousands of mourners gathered in the scorching heat to say farewell, with several of them fainting as his casket was ... See more..
The Guardian 
It is 9am and the temperature in Kuwait City is 45C and rising, but already people working outside. A row of litter-pickers are already hard at work along a coastal highway, their entire bodies covered to protect them from the sun. Outside one of the ... See more..
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Kuwait Times 
KUWAIT: It is no secret that many Kuwaitis have always been on the vanguard of relief aid and humanitarian efforts both on the regional and international scenes. With that being said, there are a number of Kuwaiti charity pioneers who are considered as ... See more..
Sunday Observer 
It is 9am and the temperature in Kuwait City is 45C and rising, but already people working outside. A row of litter-pickers are already hard at work along a coastal ... See more..
Arab Times Kuwait English Daily 
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: In response to articles published by some Iraqi newspapers on the alleged intention of Kuwait to give up part of the compensation that Iraq must pay to Kuwait due to the invasion in 1990 citing Kuwait's hosting of the donor ... See more..
Kuwait Times 
We heard, read and also lived through many violations by Kuwait Airways, and we will mention an incident that shows some of them, and we would like to state that there is no generalization in this issue. During a flight from New York to Kuwait, when we ... See more..
NewsOK.com 
Marisa Nye holds her daughter, Reese, as they wait for Sgt. First Class Brian Nye, of Edmond, to arrive as soldiers from the 1345th Transportation Company return from nearly a year of deployment to Kuwait. [PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN]. See more..
Kuwait Times 
YARZEH: Army officers watch a video of President Michel Aoun calling field commanders in east Lebanon, during a press conference at the Lebanese Defense Ministry. — AP. BEIRUT: Lebanese troops yesterday launched an offensive against the Islamic ... See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — An analysis of satellite imagery by a U.S.-based nonprofit organization suggests at least 34,000 gallons of oil have leaked out during a spill off the coast of Kuwait. West Virginia-based SkyTruth says satellite photos from the day ... See more..
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Geography

Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
Area

Total 17,818 sq km
Land 17,818 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

dry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters
Natural Resources

petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas ;
Natural Hazards

sudden cloudbursts are common from October to April and bring heavy rain, which can damage roads and houses; sandstorms and dust storms occur throughout the year but are most common between March and August
Current Environmental Issues

limited natural freshwater resources; some of world's largest and most sophisticated desalination facilities provide much of the water; air and water pollution; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Kuwaiti
Population
2,695,316 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Kuwait has a geographically small, but wealthy, relatively open economy with crude oil reserves of about 102 billion barrels - about 7% of world reserves. Petroleum accounts for nearly half of GDP, 95% of export revenues, and 95% of government income. Kuwaiti officials have committed to increasing oil production to 4 million barrels per day by 2020. The rise in global oil prices throughout 2011 and 2012 is reviving government consumption and economic growth. Kuwait has experienced a 20% increase in government budget revenue, which has led to higher budget expenditures, particularly wage hikes for many public sector employees. Kuwait ...See More has done little to diversify its economy, in part, because of this positive fiscal situation, and, in part, due to the poor business climate and the historically acrimonious relationship between the National Assembly and the executive branch, which has stymied most movement on economic reforms. In 2010, Kuwait passed an economic development plan that pledges to spend up to $130 billion over five years to diversify the economy away from oil, attract more investment, and boost private sector participation in the economy. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$153.4 billion (2012 est.); $146 billion (2011 est.); $137.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

59.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 57.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 51.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

fish
Industries

petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, construction materials