The Statistic

29th January, 2020
Number of seconds elapsing before another child dies of pneumonia around the world: 39
Source: UNICEF

 

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Moments

29th January, 2020
UNVEILED: The US Middle East peace plan, US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the White House, with Netanyahu calling it an "historic day". Palestinians have rejected the plan.
SIGNED: Controversial former Australian rugby player Israel Folau, by France's Catalan Dragons to play rugby league in Europe.
ISSUED: Tsunami warnings and evacuations as a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba in the Caribbean Sea.

 

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Sight contributor NILS VON KALM looks at, in the context of recent bushfires in Australia and criticism of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's response, whether it's right for Christians to be critical of leaders' actions...

CLEMENTE LISI, in an article first published on Religion Unplugged, looks at the role his Catholic faith played in the life of US basketball icon Kobe Bryant after he and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, LAURA EVERETT, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, and DAN JOSLYN-SIEMIATKOSKI, professor of church history at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, look at what Christians can do to help stem the tide of anti-Semitism...

They Said It

"To conservative parties, I would definitely appeal and say look, don't leave the issues of climate and the future of the planet and what we leave to our children. These are natural conservative issues, don't leave this to the left or you'll get an anti-business, anti-enterprise, anti-technology response."
- Former Conservative UK Prime Minister David Cameron in comments made during an interview with Australia's ABC to be aired on 29th January.

 

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This Week on the Web

29th January, 2020
'Africa has the world's most under-reported humanitarian crises - but why are we turning a blind eye?' ZENA CHAMAS investigates for Australia's ABC...

 

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The Word Explained

27th January, 2020
Waldenses: A group that was a forerunner to the Reformation, they stressed the simplicity of faith and living rejecting Catholic practices such as indulgences, confessing to a priest, transubstantiation and praying for the dead.

 

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