"Disturbing revelations" for India and China - the world's two most populous countries - which have seen a dramatic increase in the persecution against Christians, the 2019 Open Doors World Watch List reveals.
He was once a national and global hero winning a gold Paralympic medal and competing also in the Olympics. These days Oscar Pistorius is serving a life sentence in South African for murdering his girlfriend.
The Ecumenical Jury at the 68th Berlinale in the German capital for the first time in years chose to differ from the main Berlinale jury by giving the award to a German film In den Gängen/In the Aisles by film director Thomas Stuber.
The spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide has recognized the independence of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Istanbul, formalizing a break from the Russian Patrichate after four centurieis of unity.
The 116th U.S. Congress began proceedings on Jan 3 and includes the first two Muslim women to serve in the House of Representatives, and is, overall, slightly more religiously diverse than the prior Congress.
Pope Francis, in his New Year message for 2019 lamented a lack of global unity and warned against a soulless hunt for profit that benefits only a few and said later that politics is not merely the realm of political leaders.
Theologian and church leader Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, in his book, Future Faith, has given the world the most lucid insights of 2018 into changes blowing through global Christian faith that are reshaping it.
As Martin Luther King’s birthday is celebrated with a national holiday, his death day disappears down the memory hole. Across the country – in response to the King Holiday and Service Act passed by Congress and signed by Bill Clinton in 1994 – people will be encouraged to make the day one of service.Such service […]
Introduction by Edward Curtin Today India, a country of nearly 1.4 billion people, nearly a fifth of the world’s population, is a nuclear armed state ruled by leaders who have vociferously rejected the non-violent legacy of Gandhi, the leader of India’s independence movement and the Father of the Nation. When he was assassinated on January […]
The climate data for 2018 is now mostly in, though the ongoing shutdown of the US government has caused some datasets to be delayed. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface temperature of the planet. A number of records for the […]
After the Ayyapa jatara ended on January 14 with the so called ‘Makara Jyothi’ appearing for the devotees at Sabarimala, Pinarayi Vijayan, the chief minister of the Left front government, emerged a skillful social reformer and good administrator. The Narendra Modi government deployed its Kerala wing to push him against a wall by opposing the implementation of the Supreme Court […]
Revolution Club, Chicago: January 18—Last October, a jury found Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke guilty of second degree murder of Laquan McDonald and 16 counts of aggravated battery. Today, a judge handed down a sentence for Van Dyke that is a sickening, brutal beat-down of Black people and an outrage against humanity. For the racist […]
If we go back to the history of migration, we find migration is a powerful phenomenon. The migrants were encouraged by the Western world. Mr. Donald Trump`s predecessors also welcomed immigrants from all corners of the world. Their idea behind flexible immigration policies was to support the local economy and infrastructure projects which require a […]
The level of absurdity in US politics has now reached such vertigo inducing levels as to render all manner of things permissible. Contact with the unwashed implies collaboration; discussion with the enemy implies assent. To go to a dinner party with a perceived hostile force in the context of business of diplomacy has become a […]
National Executive Committee Meeting, Nasik (Maharashtra),6 January 2019 Political Resolution The SPI would like to remind the citizens of India that the Indian Constitution is passing through the crisis of a serious threat from the ruling establishment of the country. The present government is not only destroying the basic values of socialism, secularism and democracy […]
Landing at Nagasaki Airport last November, I joined a line of Japanese men, women, and children waiting to disembark from our plane. Most were likely returning home on this holiday weekend or arriving to visit family and friends. I wondered how many of them remembered or thought about the nuclear annihilation of this city 73 […]
The environmental crisis is fundamentally a racist crisis; it is also classist crisis, a sexist crisis, and a crisis of capitalism. Environmental activism is meaningless if it does not grapple with issues of injustice and expose the links between environmental devastation, colonial history, and the exploitative relationships of the North and the South. But does this mean […]
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 […]
Now that Palestinian popular resistance has gone global through the exponential rise and growing success of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement, the Israeli government is fighting two desperate wars. Following the Gaza attack, Palestinians responded by showering the southern Israeli border with rockets and carried out a precise operation targeting an Israeli army […]
Despite powerful and globally coordinated Israeli attacks against the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, BDS is not simply surviving; it is thriving. That is the conclusion of a new report from the Transnational Institute written by Bina Ahmad, Phyllis Bennis and Ben White. Shrinking Space and the BDS Movement is an accomplished work. This important […]
During 2018, Israel reportedly demolished or seized 460 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank, a 10 percent increase compared to the year before according to a report issued Saturday by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory. Read full report in Telesur English
Palestine Update 205 Opinion What sustains the Palestinian struggle? The article we reproduce below (The Prisoners’ Movement: Revolutionary School and Ethical Compass) contends with an important ideological proposition. It proposes that “the experiences of revolutionary strugglers behind bars constitute one of the most important sources of moral strength from which peoples’ movements and liberation forces […]
The White House “blocked an emergency effort” to finish major US-funded school, water and sewage projects in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. One such project is “a nearly complete multi million-dollar sewage network in Jericho” which will now “have to be buried under asphalt and abandoned”, while “a $1.4 million school facility under […]
Israeli political sources circulated reports about “improvements” made by the US Administration to the initial text of the Middle East peace plan, including “amendments that allow the Arabs to agree to negotiate”. The reports noted that while the Americans considered these amendments “necessary to guarantee balance” between the two sides, Israelis believed they were in […]
Palestine Update 206 Opinion Of Israel’s political immorality Israel’s lack of civility is, perhaps, the most predictable thing about it. It will feel nothing about imposing political choices that smack of brutish intent. Who would ever imagine that after inflicting a Nakba on Palestinians, it would actually approach seven Arab countries and Iran to claim […]
With so much to tackle in the struggle for Palestinian rights, some question why time and energy should be invested in developing the Palestinian narrative and discourse. Al-Shabaka analyst Amjad Iraqi argues that a unified narrative and discourse is essential to the struggle’s success and outlines its key elements and strategic potential. Read full article […]
Palestine will launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said. The bid will go ahead despite the United States having said it will veto Palestine’s membership plans. The Palestinians presented a request for UN membership in 2011, but the application never came before the UNSC […]
Some say the upcoming elections are mainly a lifeline to save Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from criminal conviction. Others believe that on April 9, Israel’s citizens will choose between perpetuating the rule of a right-wing, clerical government and supplanting it with a centrist, liberal one. President Donald Trump’s much-touted “ultimate deal” between Israelis and Palestinians, […]
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 […]