The Statistic

16th November, 2018
Number of people in sub-Saharan Africa who die each year due to substandard or fake anti-malarial drugs: Between 64,000 and 158,000
Source: Reuters

 

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Moments

16th November, 2018
RESIGNED: Two UK cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, and four other Conservative Party figures, after British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her draft Brexit deal which will now go to Parliament.
VIOLENCE: Broke out in the Sri Lankan Parliament as MPs came to blows, a day after a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's Government was passed.
FIRST: Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister to visit the northern Australian city of Darwin, bombed by the Japanese during World War II, for a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

 

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Essays

In an article first published on Religion News Service, CHRISTA BROWN, board member of the Child-Friendly Faith Project, and DAVID CLOHESSY, former director of SNAP, argue for the US to hold a national inquiry into clergy sex abuse similar to Australia's recent Royal Commission...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, JEMAR TISBY, president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, says Christ's church provides a "beautiful bulwark against bitterness"...

US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at whether a split is possible within the Catholic Church...

They Said It

“The violence and persecution by military and vigilantes that resulted in driving 700,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh is without excuse. I'm anxious to hear about the progress that you're making, holding those accountable who are responsible for the violence that displaced so many hundreds of thousands and created such suffering, including the loss of life.”
- US Vice President Mike Pence speaking during a meeting with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the sidelines of the ASEAN conference in Singapore (as quoted on Politico).

 

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The Word Explained

12th November, 2018
Prelate: Holder of higher positions in the church, such as a bishop.

 

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