The Statistic

18th January, 2019
Proportion of UN staffers who say they experienced sexual harassment in the past two years: One in three
Source: TIME

 

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Moments

18th January, 2019
KILLED: At least 10 people with scores more injured after a car bomb exploded outside a police training school in Bogatá, Colombia.
IDENTIFIED: More children who had been separated from parents in US immigration detention than the 2,737 previously thought, according to the US Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
URGED: The Democratic Republic of Congo to delay the full release of presidential election results by the African Union which said it has "serious doubts" about the results released last week which declared Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi the winner.

 

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Essays

US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, on why next month's Vatican meeting on the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is set to fail...

In an article first published by Religion News Service, SCOTT MCCONNELL, executive director of US firm LifeWay Research, looks at the findings of a new survey showing an increasing number of young people citing politics as the reason they left the church...

In an article first published on The Conversation, REBECCA RIST, associate professor of religious history at the University of Reading, looks at the question of papal infallibility...

They Said It

"Here in Fiji, climate change is no laughing matter."
- Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, speaking to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a visit to Pacific nations, in which he also said climate changes posed an "enormous threat to Pacific Islanders (as quoted on ABC).

 

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This Week on the Web

18th January, 2019
DAVID NASSER was a child of the Iranian Revolution and "wanted nothing to do with religion" after his experiences there. But after his family fled to the US, God turned his family’s "tragedy into testimony". Read his story on Christianity Today...

 

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The Word Explained

14th January, 2019
Updated: Incarnate: a) To give a bodily or human form to. Applies to the essence of a person, eg "he is the devil incarnate".
                                 b) Incarnate defines Jesus, God the Son, as fully human.

 

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