The Statistic

3rd December, 2021
Number of people who are expected to need emergency aid and protection in 2022: 274 million (up 17 per cent on this year)
Source: UN Global Humanitarian overview 2021

 

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Moments

3rd December, 2021
RESTARTING: The US Biden administration, a controversial Trump-era border program that forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for US immigration hearings.
HONOURED: Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel by the country's military with their highest ceremony for a civilian - the Großer Zapfenstreich ceremony - in which they played an eclectic mix of music of her own choosing including a hymn and a 1970s punk rock hit.
CALLED: Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, for an overhaul of tabloid newspapers after she won a victory on Thursday in her long-running privacy battle with a British newspaper which had printed a personal letter she wrote to her estranged father.

 

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Essays

US experts on firearm violence and firearm injury prevention, PATRICK CARTER, MARC A ZIMMERMAN and REBECCAH SOKOL look at the relationship between school shootings and the access of teenagers to firearms in the home...

In an article first published on The Conversation, ED FEIL, professor of microbial evolution at The Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath, looks at the emergence of the Omicron variant...

In an article published on Religion News Service, DIANE RANDALL, general secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation - a national, non-partisan Quaker lobby for peace, justice and the environment, says the Build Back Better plan is truly "ground-breaking"...

They Said It

"Without clear norms for the responsible use of space we stand the real risk of threats to our national and global security."
- US Vice President Kamala Harris in comments on Wednesday in which she criticised an "irresponsible" Russian test that endangered the International Space Station with debris as the US laid out a new strategy for responsible use of space (as quoted on Reuters).

 

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This Week on the Web

3rd December, 2021
Rights groups in India have recorded more than 300 attacks on Christians and their religious places in the first nine months of this year. NEEL MADHAV and ALISHAN JAFRI look at why in a report on Al Jazeera...

 

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The Word Explained

29th November, 2021
Reproduced seed (harvest) (as in the Parable of the Sower): People who live the life Jesus calls them to passing on His message.

 

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