The Statistic

25th May, 2022
Number of Earths required if the world consumed resources at the rate of OECD and EU countries: 3.3
Source: UNICEF report Innocenti Report Card 17: Places and Spaces

 

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Moments

25th May, 2022
LAUNCHED: By North Korea, three ballistic missiles off its east coast on Wednesday, according to South Korea's military; it comes just hours after US President Joe Biden left the region following a trip in which he agreed to boost measures to deter the nuclear-armed state.
KILLED: Twenty-one people in a slum on the north side of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday during a police raid to capture the leaders of a drug-trafficking organisation, police and hospital officials said.
RE-ELECTED: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as director general of the World Health Organization by a strong majority for five more years.

 

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Essays

In an article first published on Religion News Service, JOHN GEHRING, Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life, says that moves to punish one and celebrate the other reveals how some Catholic leaders act like mere partisans...

ROBERT GOLDMAN, professor of law at American University and the president of the International Commissions of Jurists, says conducting a war crimes trial during active hostilities, and by a civilian court, is not normal...

In an article first published on The Conversation which was written before Saturday's election, PAUL STRANGLO, professor of politics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, looks at the life of the man today sworn-in as Australia's next leader...

They Said It

"To lose a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped away."
- US President Joe Biden, speaking after a mass shooting in which at leats 14 schoolchildren were killed in Uvalde, Texas.

 

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This Week on the Web

25th May, 2022
The Catholic Church played an instrumental role in the ousting of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Now his son, Ferdinand Marcos, Jr, has been elected President. CHAD DE GUZMAN reports in an article on TIME - 'Marcos Jr May Have Won This Battle Against the Catholic Church, But the Struggle Isn’t Over'...

 

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The Word Explained

23rd May, 2022
Prosperity gospel: Erroneous belief that faithfulness to God automatically results in prosperity or a well-to-do-life for the believer. 

 

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