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Critics: global religious freedom report falls short of action needed

Washington D.C. -As the U.S. State Department releases its annual global religious freedom report, observers say that the government must take more action to fight persecution and secure religious liberty around the world. “The world is not a great place at the moment for religious liberty, ..... Read more

 
 

The West Was Wrong in Iraq—and Christians are Paying the Price

REFLECTION - At the end of June I was asked to speak in Washington, DC at a Coptic Solidarity conference. I receive similar invitations quite often these days, because while I am a dreadfully inadequate spokesman for their cause, I do speak of the suffering of Arab Christians whenever I can. Islam’s war on Christianity, in fact, is the subject of my forthcoming book. It’s a complex issue, but in brief we can say that the core of the problem is that numerous Koranic verses call for Christians to be treated as, at best, second-class citizens..... Read more

 

Pax Christi: Stop selling arms to Syria

The tragedy of war and the horrendous suffering of the Syrian people continue without respite. Pax Christi International believes that this armed confrontation – which continues to destabilize the region affecting mostly civilians – can be stopped if the international community focuses on promoting serious political negotiations and discourages violence in all its forms.... Read more

 

Odisha’s Young religious decide to make a difference

The AGBM of the Odisha Regional CRI and the Odisha’s Young Religious Convention was held at Ishopanthi Ashram, Puri on 12-13 July. Most of the major superiors residing in Odisha or their representatives and 64 young sisters..... Read more

 
 
Strengthen Actions on Kandhamal Day on August 25, 2014

National Solidarity Forum is a coalition of various organizations, artists, film makers, writers, academicians, legal activists and human rights activists, which has undertaken various actions on the issue of delayed and undelivered justice.....Read more

 
 
Pope Francis makes desperate appeal for peace in Middle East and Ukraine

After Sunday's Angelus prayer, the Holy Father, remarking that tomorrow marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, launched a new appeal for peace in the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine, and called for a cessation of hostilities..... Read more

Iraqi Christians brave heat to demand help from United Nations

Iraqi Christian refugees braved temperatures as high as 50ºC (122ºF) to demand that the United Nations intervene to protect them from persecution by Islamist militants.Sahar Mansour, a Chaldean Catholic who fled Mosul, Iraq, in June..... Read more
Patriarch decries ‘mass cleansing’ of Mosul Christians

Syriac Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan travelled to Washington to meet US government representatives to highlight the plight of Christians in Mosul.He spoke out about the “mass cleansing” of Christians from the Iraqi city..... Read more

China's Ningbo cathedral destroyed by fire

Hong Kong China July 28, 2014 :A fire destroyed one of China’s oldest cathedrals in the eastern sea port of Ningbo in the early hours of the morning as an investigation looked into the cause on Monday. More than 50 firefighters spent two hours ..... Read more

Ordinariate head: “Christian unity is not about Christian uniformity”

The Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Monsignor Keith Newton, preached to hundreds of Mass-goers in Portsmouth Cathedral - where he spent the weekend of 26/27 July - about the vision of Christian unity..... Read more

Pope heads to cafeteria, surprises everyone

VATICAN CITY - Taking the chef completely by surprise, Pope Francis unexpectedly showed up to eat with the Vatican's blue collar workers at their cafeteria in the tiny city-state's "industrial park."....... Read more

Letter from doctor in Gaza: This is not happening!

The last night was extreme. The "ground invasion" of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying - all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians,..Read more

 
 
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