The Statistic

28th May, 2018
Number of people reportedly killed in Bangladesh in a government anti-drug operation launched this month: At least 70
Source: BBC

 

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Moments

28th May, 2018
ON AGAIN?: 
The US-North Korean summit in Singapore after US and North Korean officials met in Panmunjom to prepare for the meeting.
FAILED: 
A bid to form a government in Italy after President Sergio Matarella vetoed PM-designate Giuseppe Conte's choice of economy minister leading to Mr Conte's withdrawal.
DENIED: That he has sexually assaulted any women, US actor Morgan Freeman, following claims of bad behaviour, saying "it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humour."

 

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Essays

Writing from the US, Jesuit priest, THOMAS REESE, in an article first published by Religion News Service, reflects on the outcome of the Irish referendum on abortion...

Academic MAZ IDRISS, in an article first published on The Conversation, calls for greater support in the UK for victims of honour-based violence, both women and men...

US-based Jesuit priest, THOMAS REESE, in an article first published by Religion News Service, takes a closer look at news Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinals next month...

They Said It

“There is no doubt that the state may lawfully engage in restrictions to protect public order, but a clear tipping point to exceptionality arises when counter-terrorism measures engage profound, sustained and potentially disproportionate effects on the enjoyment of fundamental human rights and civil liberties."
- Fionnuala Ni Aolain, the UN Special Rapporteur on the protection of human rights, in a statement on 23rd May in reference to new anti-terrorism laws passed in France last November which she warns may disproportionately stigmatize and further marginalize Muslim citizens.

 

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This Week on the Web

15th May, 2018
A former pastor from Melbourne, Morris Stuart moved with his wife Barbara to Alice Springs in 2006 and, while his wife painted, he decided to create a choir. It was the start of a remarkable musical journey which is now the subject of a documentary, The Song Keepers, and a recent episode of the ABC show, Australian StoryYou can read Morris' story here...

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The Word Explained

28th May, 2018
Synod: An assembly of leading church delegates to make decisions on church affairs.

 

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