The Statistic

21st January, 2021
Number of people in the Asia-Pacific region who cannot afford a healthy diet: More than 1.9 billion
Source: UN Regional Overview of Food and Nutrition

 

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Moments

21st January, 2021
KILLED: Four people after a an explosion caused by a gas leak took through a residential building in Madrid, Spain.
FILED: The Thai Government, a defamation lawsuit against banned opposition politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit after he criticised its COVID-19 strategy.
SEEN: Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma for the first time since October; his absence had coming amid increasing scrutiny of his business by Chinese authorities.

 

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Rev KEVIN O'BRIEN, a Jesuit priest and president of Santa Clara University, in a homily given at the  Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle with then  President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in attendance, talks about the "noble commission" of the new president...

In an article adapted from his book 'The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism ' , JEMAR TISBY, says Martin Luther King, Jr, "saw an indissoluble link between the Christian faith and the responsibility to change unjust laws and policies"...

ELLIS HEASLEY, of UK-based religious freedom advocacy CSW, calls for Christians to join in prayer for the strife-torn nation of Nigeria where Christians are the target of escalating levels of violence which some are saying increasingly looks like genocide...

They Said It

"We've seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it, would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy. And this effort very nearly succeeded. But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated."
- Amanda Gorman, 22, in her poem, The Hill We Climb, which was delivered as part of Inauguration Day in the US on 20th January.

 

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This Week on the Web

21st January, 2021
CHRIS SEIPLE, president emeritus of the Institute for Global Engagement, looks at the lessons learned from the improvement of religious freedom in Vietnam. Read his article on Christianity Today, '10 Best Practices for Improving Religious Freedom in Complicated Countries'...

 

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The Word Explained

23rd November, 2020
Last Supper: Jesus’ final meal of bread and wine with His disciples represented His body and blood sacrificially given to restore humanity to God.

 

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