Pope takes Climate Change message to toughest audience yet: The US

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/pope-takes-climate-change-message-to-toughest-audience-yet-the-u-s-1.3240377 Ask Canadian Father Michael Czerny what role he played in writing the Pope's 40,000-word letter on the destructive effects of climate change, and he only gives coy answers. "Well, I'm part of the council," the Montreal native says with a laugh, referring to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, charged with writing the first draft ...

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2015/09/25 Recent posts No comments

Germany’s Gamble: the tens of thousands of refugees now calling it home

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/germany-takes-a-gamble-on-refugees-but-can-t-do-it-alone-nahlah-ayed-reports-1.3237185 In the crowd of people facing Platform 25 of the Munich central train station, Dr. Evelyn Baur watched quietly as a group of asylum seekers took some of their final steps towards becoming her potential neighbours. The German — indeed, international — television coverage of the thousands of arrivals in Munich had been wall to wall. ...

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2015/09/24 Recent posts No comments

Seven to die for the dozens of students they killed

Pakistan court hands down death sentences for the perpetrators of last year's heartless slaying of Peshawar students in their classrooms.   http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/13/pakistan-militants-death-sentence-peshawar-school-massacre

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2015/08/14 Recent posts No comments

Raba’a killings: a new campaign on eve of anniversary

This twitter campaign shows pictures of various people holding up the hashtag #rememberrabaa. tomorrow will mark two years since the killings. https://twitter.com/rabaastorynet?lang=en

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ISIS Enshrines A Theology of Rape

A harrowing read that nevertheless sheds some light on the group's thinking and recruiting tactics. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/world/middleeast/isis-enshrines-a-theology-of-rape.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

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