The World Council of Churches has noted World Toilet Day with reflections about the human right to a dignified sanitation in a world where someone tweeted that more people in the world have a phone than a toilet.
Three members of Nigeria's Christian community have spotlighted the challenges that children, and particularly girls, face in their society showing how churches and the United Nations system can interact to make the lives of young females better.
Just days after the massacre of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue by gunman shouting hatred for Jews, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for solidarity against anti-Semitism, while addressing an inter-faith tribute in New York.
Grieving with Pittsburgh's Jewish community on Sunday Pope Francis said that all of humanity were wounded as well as those directly affected by the "terrible attack" at a synagogue in the U.S. City that left 11 people dead.
20 years ago, Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrere published an article on “Scientific American” that was to start the second cycle of interest on oil depletion (the first had been started by Hubbert in the 1950s). Their prediction turned out to be too pessimistic, at least in terms of the supply of combustible liquids, still growing today. […]
At the close of the 13th ASEAN Summit in Singapore on the 15th of November 2018, the Prime Minister of the island Republic, Lee HsienLoong, warned that the trade war between the United States of America and China may create circumstances “where ASEAN will have to choose one or the other.” He added, “I hope […]
Nazareth: Palestinians in Gaza should have been able to breathe a sigh of relief last week, as precarious ceasefire talks survived a two-day-long, heavy exchange of strikes that threatened to unleash yet another large-scale military assault by Israel. Late on Tuesday, after the most intense bout of violence in four years, Israeli prime minister Benjamin […]
USING THE INK OF MY TEARS I WROTE TO YOU ,THE ONE WITH GOLDEN ATTIRE. These verses are a fair display of our contemporary atmosphere in Kashmir. With the growing number of vehicles, roads in Kashmir are spattered with blood as accidents resulting in injuries and fatalities have been mounting over the years. No doubt, […]
A large number of people in all 157 villages of 33 Gram Panchayat of Narasingpurblock in Cuttack district are continuously suffering from Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD). The patients are also continuously dying because of lack of proper treatment.The government of Odisha has closed its eyes from this epidemic like situation. On 17t – 18th November, […]
The “migrant caravan” is making its way towards the US border – and is facing countless obstacles and much opposition along the way. Most recently, protests erupted when a large group of the migrants reached the Mexican border town of Tijuana. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump was quick to join the clamour, accusing them of causing “crime and big […]
“Grieved by the loss of their lands, dissatisfied with reservation(aka, concentration camp)life, and ultimately brought to a condition of near starvation, the Dakota people appealed to US Indian agencies (involving ex-Minnesota governors Sibley and Ramsey) without success. The murder of five whites by four young Dakota Indians ignited a bloody uprising in which more than […]
This is a story that needs a little background because as the story the background is equally important. I went to Oslo in 2010 to study a Master program at the Oslo University College (now Oslo Metropolitan University). Like any other European city, a lot of international students go to study in Oslo (and in […]
The death toll from wildfires in California could rise to more than 1,000, which would make it one of the deadliest and most horrific disasters in modern American history. While the official number of dead from the Camp Fire in Northern California rose to 76 over the weekend, nearly 1,300 are listed as missing, many […]
“They say they can’t believe it, it’s a sacrilegious shame Now, who would want to hurt such a hero of the game? But you know I predicted it; I knew he had to fall How did it happen? I hope his suffering was small. Tell me every detail, I’ve got to know it all, […]
Mais de trinta participantes de diferentes países da América Latina irão se encontrar na cidade de Antigua, Guatemala para uma consulta regional sobre os temas da paz e da segurança humanitária na América Latina.
“A unidade cristã é uma dimensão intrínseca da graça de Deus conosco. Ela pertence a nossa fé, pois também a confessamos nos credos da igreja antiga. Pertencer a Cristo significa pertencer ao corpo de Cristo, a Igreja", afirmou o secretário geral do CMI, Olav Fykse Tveit, enquanto se referia ao processo de convênio que envolve […]
Líderes representantes de 90% dos 2 bilhões de cristãos do mundo emitiram uma apelo aos 194 governos que estão, atualmente, negociando o primeiro Tratado de Comércio de Armas que mantenham a questão da munição no texto do documento a ser aprovado.
O Patriarca Ecumênico Bartolomeu I de Constantinopla e o secretário geral do Conselho Mundial de Igrejas (CMI), Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, expressaram sua preocupação com a sustentabilidade futura da Terra e esperam compromissos mais significativos ligados à justiça climática na Rio +20.
Com a participação de pessoas vindas de várias regiões do mundo, o Conselho Mundial de Igrejas (CMI) realizou uma consulta sobre a auto-compreensão cristã no contexto das tradições espirituais indígenas. O encontro foi organizado pelo programa de diálogo e cooperação inter-religiosa do CMI em colaboração com o Conselho Latino-Americano de Igrejas (CLAI) e da Federação […]
The latest 48-hour Israeli incursion into the besieged Gaza Strip has led to the destruction of some 1252 housing units and displaced thousands of families, the Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing reported yesterday. Israeli forces had deliberately used “heavy missiles beyond the goal of the destruction of the province’s facilities.” The Palestinian official […]
An Israeli website known for its close links to the regime’s military intelligence services has admitted that the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas is now possessing “game-changing” missiles that could hit targets in Israel with considerable ease and precision. The Debka file said that the type of modern missiles used by Hamas in recent attacks […]
Some 800 international journalists and students came together in Istanbul, Turkey, today to take part in the first day of a media training and awareness programme to create awareness of the Palestinian cause in the news. In covering the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Abu Arqoub continued, journalists should be specific and clear to say “Israeli occupation […]
Tel Aviv reached a fragile ceasefire with Hamas on Tuesday following ф botched Gaza raid. The ceasefire prompted defence minister Avigdor Lieberman to resign in protest, and to accuse Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of “surrendering to Hamas terror”. Hamas, the Palestinian political and militia group administering Gaza, has warned Israel against “testing” its military […]
A movie filmed by a martyred Palestinian has been awarded a silver medal during a festival in Istanbul. “Between Two Crossings” of Yaser Murtaja featuring daily suffering of Gaza residents due the Israeli blockade came second, following Palestinian director Dima Abu Ghoush’s Amwas which was rewarded with gold medal at the event named Media Creativity […]
Palestine Update 189 Comment Israeli occupation heads down the path of heightened fascism In these gloomy times, there seems to be little hope for the Palestinians. Israel knows it can get away with its excesses, thanks to powerful patrons and the silence of the world community. On the other hand, the Palestine question once raised […]
The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has nearly overcome a crippling funding crisis caused by President Donald Trump cancelling the US aid contribution, agency chief Pierre Kraehenbuehl said. UNRWA, had counted on a budget of $1.2 billion for 2018 but faced a gap of $446 million when the Trump administration announced it was cutting […]
Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas signed, on Thursday, accession papers to a number of international organizations and conventions. According to Ma’an, Abbas signed accession papers to 11 international organizations and conventions, which included the Universal Postal Union, the Convention on the Nationality of Married Women, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights […]
The Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Palestine, Atallah Hanna, attacked anyone who had accepted to give away Christian or Muslim Awqaf in Palestine, saying that the Christian endowments are “targeted” and that there is an attempt to marginalise the Christian presence in the Holy Land. During a meeting with a delegation […]
In a new petition circulating online, members of Swarthmore University’s Students for Justice in Palestine are calling on their school to “divest from Israeli Apartheid” and “uphold social and ethical concern and responsibility as core values.” The petition, distributed via Google Docs, declares: “We, the undersigned members of the Swarthmore community, add our voices to […]
Sudhir Adhikari, a prominent ecumenical leader in Bangladesh passed away this morning (21 September) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Born in Barisal, Bangladesh in a traditional Baptist Christian family, Sudhir Adhikari was a scientist by profession and worked with the government of Pakistan and Bangladesh for several years. As a devoted lay member of the Bangladesh Baptist […]