The Statistic

22nd June, 2018
Number of police officers serving with 16 UN missions around the world: More than 11,000
Source: UNICEF

 

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Moments

22nd June, 2018
INTRODUCED:
Some €2.8 billion in EU tariffs on US goods, in retaliation against US President Donald Trump's trade policies.
PASSED: Through Australia's Parliament, a landmark $AUD144 billion income tax package, which Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said would lead to a "fairer" tax system.
BORN: A daughter to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Auckland, who becomes just the second world leader to give birth in office (after Pakistan's then-prime minister Benazir Bhutto 28 years ago).

 

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Essays

US commentator on politics and religion, JACOB LUPFER, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says a decision by members of the United Methodist Church in the US to sanction member, Attoney General Jeff Sessions, risks "weaponising church discipline for all manner of political fights"...

In an article first published in The Conversation, ROSA FREEDMAN, of the UK's University of Reading, looks at the US decision to leave the UN Human Rights Council...

In an article first published on World Watch Monitor to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, ELIZABETH LANE MILLER, of Open Doors International, looks at the role churches can play in helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict...

They Said It

"The world must stop looking the other way while the life is slowly suffocated out of Yemen."
- Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East research director, speaking as the organisation releases a report accusing both sides in the conflict of deliberately delaying the delivery of food, fuel and medical supplies to people.

 

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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

25th June, 2018
Interfaith dialogue: Discussion, cooperation and interaction between people of different faiths.

 

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