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More than 500,000 form human peace chain on Korean Peninsula in push for reunification

Korean peace chain

Christians were among the more than 500,000 people who formed a human peace chain along the 500 kilometre Demilitarized Zone between South and North Korea. The World Council of Churches reports that the event was held last Friday (27th April) to mark the first anniversary of Panmunjom Declaration – which saw North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and […]

Another Australian rugby player gives voice to Pasifika anger amid Israel Folau furore

Israel Folau

Melbourne, AustraliaReuters The trial of Israel Folau is threatening to drive a wedge through the Australia rugby squad in a World Cup year, with prop Taniela Tupou saying all Pacific Islanders “might as well” be sacked for their Christian beliefs. Folau, a Fundamentalist Christian, faces a code of conduct hearing in Sydney on Saturday for […]


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New law requires professors in US state to accommodate religious holidays

University Washington

RNS A new state law makes it easier for college students to take time off for religious holidays. Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5166 into law on Monday, making Washington the first state requiring that institutions of higher education provide academic accommodations to students who need them for religious observances. This includes rescheduling exams […]

World Heritage sites could be transformed by global warming, finds study

Nepal Mountains

LondonThomson Reuters Foundation Everest climbers could face a starkly different landscape stripped of the dramatic Khumbu Icefall within decades as global warming melts icy landmarks, scientists said on Tuesday. Glaciers are set to vanish from almost half of UN-designated World Heritage sites in less than a century if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut, according […]

Quick facts – As Japan’s emperor abdicates, which countries let women take the throne?

Japan Emperor

LondonThomson Reuters Foundation Japan’s emperor this week passes the Chrysanthemum Throne to his son Crown Prince Naruhito after his abdication on Tuesday. The monarch’s decision to stand down has sparked discussion over whether the country’s male-only succession rules should be changed to allow women to inherit the throne. Here’s a look at which countries allow […]

Violence against Jews in US doubled last year – ADL study

Pittsburgh funeral

RNS Violent attacks against US Jews doubled in 2018, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s yearly audit of anti-Semitic incidents. Yet the report, published days after a synagogue shooting in Poway, California, that killed one woman and injured three other people, shows that despite the grim spike in violence against Jews, physical assaults remained relatively rare. Anti-Semitic […]