The Statistic

11th August, 2020
Proportion of the global population aged between 15 and 24: 16 per cent (about 1.2 billion)
Source: UN

 

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11th August, 2020
ARRESTED: Billionaire media tycoon Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong facing charges under the new national security law; Lai was arrested in a raid on the offices of his newspaper Apple Daily.
RUSHED OUT: Of a press briefing, US President Donald Trump, after in incident involving an armed person near the White House. The President later returned to say a person had been shot and taken to hospital but he didn't know their condition.
EXPLOSION: In the US city of Baltimore, killing one person, injuring others and levelling several homes. A gas leak is believed to have been the cause.

 

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Essays

In an article first published on Religion News Service, MELISSA ROGERS, former special assistant to President Barack Obama and executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, responds to US President Donald Trump's attack on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's approach to faith...

Author and teacher of philosophy JAMES KA SMITH, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at why he believes evangelical Christians in the US prefer reconciliation over justice when it comes to issues of race...

In an article first published on The Conversation, SHELLEY INGLIS, executive director of the University of Dayton Human Rights Center, sounds a warning over US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's proposed hierarchy of human rights...

They Said It

"The salvage team has observed several cracks in the ship hull, which means that we are facing a very serious situation. We should prepare for a worst-case scenario. It is clear that at some point the ship will fall apart."
- Mauritius' Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, speaking with regard to a Japanese ship, MV Wakashio, that ran aground on a reef off the island nation two weeks ago. While it has now stopped leaking oil into the Indian Ocean, there are fears the ship could break up (as quoted on Reuters).

 

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This Week on the Web

11th August, 2020
Following Jesus is about being faithful, not right, says Michael Hidalgo in an excerpt from his book Changing Faith: Questions, Doubts and Choices About an Unchanging God published on Relevant magazine. Read 'Being a Christian Is Not About Being Right'... 

 

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The Word Explained

10th August, 2020
Cathedral: A central church usually presided over by a bishop.

 

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