The Statistic

18th June, 2021
Rise in COVID-19 cases in Afghanistan in the past month: 2,400 per cent
Source: IFRC (via Reuters)

 

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Moments

18th June, 2021
REJECTED: The US Supreme Court a Trump-backed challenge by Republican-led states to the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
RAIDED: The offices of Hong Kong's pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily by some 500 police officers, arresting five executives of the newspaper, over what authorities said were potential breaches of the national security law.
SIGNED: By US President Joe Biden, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which establishes a national holiday that commemorates the end of slavery.
DIED: Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding President who led his country for 27 years and championed Africa's struggles against apartheid and HIV/AIDS, at the age of 97.

 

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Essays

In an article first published on The Conversation, scholar BRENDAN SZENDRO outlines why he sees a constitution for Israel as a key to addressing the nation's political instability...

ELLIS HEASLEY, of UK-based religious freedom advocacy CSW, looks at the stories of some of the thousands of people who have gone missing around the world in connection with their faith...

Writing from London, MAL FLETCHER reflects on what the post-pandemic world may look like and the opportunities to rethink values and ethics that it presents...

They Said It

"I am happy to return to Ivory Coast and Africa. I am from Ivory Coast but I learned in prison that I am from Africa. All of Africa supported me."
- Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo, ousted during a civil war in 2011 and subsequently acquitted of war crimes in The Hague, speaking to supporters as he returned to his homeland after a decade in exile (as quoted on Reuters).

 

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This Week on the Web

18th June, 2021
G7 leaders have failed to deliver financial support for less wealthy nations, according to Tearfund UK's RUTH VALERIO. Read her article - The G7 summit was all talk and not much action: Christians need to keep praying for more - on Premier Christianity...

 

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The Word Explained

14th June, 2021
Confession (sacrament): To confess sins to a Catholic priest to obtain absolution.

 

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