The Statistic

6th May, 2021
Number of people who faced food insecurity, globally, in 2020: At least 155 million
Source: Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC)

 

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Moments

6th May, 2021
PROPOSED: By 14 European Union countries, including Germany and France, a rapid military response force of 5,000 soldiers that could intervene early in international crises; it comes 20 years after a failed first attempt to create such a force.
RELEASED: Twenty-nine students, kidnapped with 10 others, already released, from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in north-west Nigeria on 11th March.
ONGOING: Former US President Donald Trump's ban on Facebook following a ruling by the social media giant's oversight board which upheld his ban but said it must be reviewed in the short-term.

 

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Essays

JOHN GEHRING, Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life, writes - in an article first published on Religion News Service - that deploying Communion as a bludgeon to selectively sanction elected officials on a single issue is not the answer...

DAVID LINCICUM, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame in the US, looks, in an article first published on The Conversation, at what ancient Christian scholars said about the idea of reparations for those held in slavery...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, MICHAEL WEAR, founder of US-based Public Square Strategies, LLC, and an adviser to PACE’s Faith In/And Democracy initiative, argues for philanthropic organisations to engage in a greater way with faith-based organisations...

They Said It

"The life of Napoleon is an ode to political will. The path of a child from Ajaccio who became the master of Europe shows clearly that a man can change the course of history."
- French President Emmanuel Macron in a speech made commemorating the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon on Wednesday when he laid a wreath at the emperor's tomb in Paris (as quoted on Reuters).

 

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This Week on the Web

6th May, 2021
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is "too Christian for some, not Christian enough for others". So writes JOHN WARHURST, emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University, in an article published by The Canberra Times...

 

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The Word Explained

4th May, 2021
Annunciation: The angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary stating she will become pregnant with Jesus, the Son of God, who will establish an eternal kingdom.

 

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