The Statistic

17th October, 2018
Number of children aged under five who are chronically malnourished around the world: About 155 million (23 per cent)
Source: UN

 

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Moments

17th October, 2018
SPARKED: Strong reactions around the world, a suggestion from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Australia was considering moving its Israel embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv; it comes after the US controversially moved its embassy earlier this year.
REVEALED: By the US military, that it believes an air strike in central Somalia on Friday killed some 60 al-Shabaab militants.
DIED: Ian Kiernan, environmental campaigner and founder of Clean Up Australia, at the age of 78 after being diagnosed with cancer in July.

 

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Essays

US author and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, JEMAR TISBY, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at how lessons from the writings of black minister and theologian Howard Thurman could help broach partisan divides among Christians in the US...

US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE reflects on Pope Francis' decision to declare Pope Paul VI and martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero saints...

THEA ORMEROD, president of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, looks at how Christians should respond to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

They Said It

“We are committed a two-state solution, but frankly, it hasn’t been going that well. Not a lot of progress has been made. And you don’t keep doing the same thing and expect different solutions."
- Scott Morrison, speaking on Tuesday after saying he would consider moving Australia's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. His comments come after US President Donald Trump controversially moved the US embassy to Jerusalem earlier this year (as quoted on news.com.au).

 

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The Word Explained

15th October, 2018
Itinerant: A person who travels, often on a circuit, for work. Hence a travelling preacher.

 

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