The Statistic

28th September, 2020
Drop in income, globally, in the first nine months of 2020: 10.7 per cent ($US3.5 trillion)
Source: ILO

 

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Moments

28th September, 2020
DISMISSED: US President Donald Trump, a New York Times report that he paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years - and just $US750 in 2016, as "fake news" saying he pays a lot in state income taxes.
KILLED: According to reports, at least 23 military personnel and civilians - and 100 injured - in clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but controlled by ethnic Armenians.
ARRESTED: Hundreds more people in Minsk, Belarus, where a reported 100,000 people took to the streets as protests over the disputed August election results passed 50 consecutive days.

 

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US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE argues that while US Supreme Court Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic faith may influence her views of the law, what matters is the decisions she makes not the motivations behind them... 

In an article first published on The Conversation, ARTHUR E FARNSLEY II, research director of Religion and Urban Culture 2.0 at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, says white evangelicals are certainly complicit in America's history of systemic racism and overt nationalism but "transparent prejudice against them offers no way forward"...

In an article first published on The Conversation, KANSTANTSIN DZEHTSIAROU, professor in human rights law at the University of Liverpool, says there is much more the international community could do to support human rights in Belarus...

They Said It

"The sense of gain, happiness, and security among the people of all ethnic groups [in Xinjiang] has continued to increase."
- China's President Xi Jinping in comments made to a Communist Party conference on Xinjiang according to a report from state news organ Xinhua; the comments come after a new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute found China's network of detention facilities - where Uighurs and members of other minority groups are being held - appears to be expanding in Xinjiang (as quoted on ABC).

 

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This Week on the Web

28th September, 2020
Showing kindness to an "enemy" is difficult yet expected of followers of Christ, says Heart for Lebanon’s Camille Melki. Read KATEY HEARTH's article 'Lessons from Lebanon: how to love an enemy' on Mission News Network's website...

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The Word Explained

28th September, 2020
(The) Fall: The first man and woman's stumble from obeying God to guilty disobedience. The mix of obedience and disobedience has been with humanity ever since.

 

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