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“Building something new”: New York Catholic Workers bring new growth with rooftop garden

Inspired by Pope Francis’ apostolic letter on ecology, a garden planned for the roof of the movement’s historic Maryhouse has attracted new attention to Dorothy Day’s Catholic service organisation. FIONA MURPHY, of Religion News Service, reports…

‘Slow-motion disaster’: Panama’s Indigenous leave home as sea levels rise

The Guna people of Panama’s sinking Gardi Sugdub island are planning to move to the mainland to escape rising sea levels. ANASTASIA MOLONEY, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports…

Slavery tribunal?: Africa, Caribbean unite on reparations

CATARINA DEMONY, of Reuters, reports on the support building for the creation of an international tribunal on atrocities dating to the transatlantic trade of enslaved people…

Competing needs: Reindeer herders battle power line needed for Norway’s climate goal

GWLADYS FOUCHE, of Reuters, report on concerns among Sami herders over a planned power line to supply Western Europe’s largest liquefied natural gas plant…

Protecting archaeological sites: Alien fever dreams fuel Peruvian grave robbings

CASSANDRA GARRISON and MARCO AQUINO, of Reuters, report on the need for greater action to stop looting in the remote Nazca region…

Israel-Hamas conflict: Six months into Gaza war, Israel faces deepening isolation

JAMES MACKENZIE and NIDAL AL-MUGHRABI, of Reuters, report on the ongoing conflict in Gaza…

12th April, 2024
DIED: OJ Simpson, the American football star and actor who was acquitted in a sensational 1995 trial of murdering his former wife but was found responsible for her death in a civil lawsuit and was later imprisoned for armed robbery and kidnapping, has at the age of 76.
FILED: Mexico, a case against Ecuador at International Court of Justice, saying the armed raid on the Mexican embassy in Quito last week violated a UN treaty on diplomatic relations.
FOUND: By Italian rescuers, the body of two more workers who had been missing following an underground explosion at a hydroelectric plant near Bologna, the fire brigade said on Thursday, bringing the death toll from the accident to at least five.

12th April, 2024
Proportion of Myanmar’s population who have secured steady incomes to live above the poverty line: Less than 25 per cent
Source: UNDP report

12th April, 2024
“The leadership of the United States is indispensable. Without US support, how long before the hopes of Ukraine would collapse under the onslaught from Moscow? Without the presence of the United States, how long before the Indo-Pacific would face even harsher realities?”
– Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on 11th April, 2024, in the first speech to a joint meeting of US Congress by a Japanese leader in nine years (as quoted on Reuters)

Footstool: Symbolically references God’s authority over all things.

Finding hope and a future

In an article marking International Women’s Day, SALLY BRUCE, of DFN (Dignity Freedom Network), looks at how the organisation is working to set women free…

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Are you ready to study the Bible?

DENIS PLANT, principal of Vision Colleges in Australia, writes about the advantages of studying the Bible “at your pace from your place”… 

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