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“Losing hope”: India’s COVID-19 meltdown exposes new front in digital divide

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Lucknow/Mumbai, IndiaThomson Reuters Foundation As India’s daily coronavirus cases set global records, people desperately searching for hospital beds and oxygen cylinders are finding help on social media. But for others like Ruby Yadav, who has never heard of Twitter, time and hope is running out. Travelling by rickshaw, Yadav and her mother – who is […]

Essay: How churches can reframe social justice now and after COVID-19

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In an article first published on Religion News Service, BARBARA WILLIAMS-SKINNER, president and co-founder of the Skinner Leadership Institute and co-convener of the National African American Clergy Network, says now is a chance for churches to reframe how they reframe approach helping the marginalised…

In a new video, Pope Francis urges compassion for refugees, people on the margins

RNS Pope Francis called for greater compassion for refugees and marginalised people less than a week after President Trump ordered a temporary immigration ban from seven predominantly Muslim countries. In a video of the pontiff’s prayer intentions for February, the Pope does not specifically refer to the president or his policies but emphasises his concern about […]