The Statistic

17th May, 2021
Number of people, globally, who died from stroke and heart disease associated with long working hours in 2016: 745,000 (up 30 per cent from 2000)
Source: WHO

 

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Moments

17th May, 2021
EVACUATED: Thousands of people from low-lying areas along India's western coast as a powerful cyclone that has killed at least six people is expected to make landfall on Tuesday morning in the state of Gujarat.
CLAIMED: 
Responsibility, Islamic State, for an attack on a mosque in Shakar Dara district in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday in which at least 12 people were killed.
PROMISED: Colombia's national police director, General Jorge Luis Vargas, that members of the country's national police force who are responsible for abuses or acts of violence amid ongoing protests will be punished to the full extent of the law.

 

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Essays

KEN GARFIELD, who covered Billy Graham for 'The Charlotte Observer' in North Carolina, reflects, in an article published by Religion News Service, on a new two hour documentary on evangelist Billy Graham...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, DAVID CLOHESSY, an abuse survivor and former national director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), says it's time for national action in the US with regard to the child sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church...

In an article first published on The Conversation, BRIAN GLYN WILLIAMS, professor of Afghan history and former counter-terrorism tracker and military advisor, shares images he captured of the Afghan people during his journeys in the country...

They Said It

“The scale of violence is massive. Children are bearing the brunt of this escalation. All sides need to step back and end the violence. All sides have an obligation to protect civilians – especially children – and facilitate humanitarian access. The underlying triggers for this violence will not be resolved through further violence."
- Ted Chaiban, UNICEF regional rirector for the Middle East and North Africa, in comments addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, speaking on 15th May.

 

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This Week on the Web

17th May, 2021
STEPHANIE SALDANA, a writer based in Jerusalem, reflects on life as a Christian in Jerusalem as another conflict erupts. Read her article - 'A Christian in Jerusalem at the Start of Another War' - on America Magazine...

 

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The Word Explained

17th May, 2021
Dominion: A realm under a single government.

 

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