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Aung San Suu Kyi should speak out for Rohingya

Aung San Suu Kyi should speak out for Rohingya

by: James Roberts-The Tablet in World Issues,

Cardinal Charles Mayng Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, has urged Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out in defence of the tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, but at the same time he condemned the “stigmatising” of the country’s de facto leader.

Pope Francis: Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating Migrants and Refugees

Pope Francis: Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating Migrants and Refugees

by: Pope Francis on Migrants and Refugees in World Issues,

At the United Nations Summit held in New York on 29 September 2016, world leaders clearly expressed their desire to take decisive action in support of migrants and refugees to save their lives and protect their rights, sharing this responsibility on a global level. To this end, the states committed themselves to drafting and approving, before the end of 2018, two Global Compacts, one for refugees and the other for migrants. 

Spell out Immigration Benefits: Brexit myths

Spell out Immigration Benefits: Brexit myths

by: Editor - The Tablet in Reporters,

British businesses are increasingly alarmed that they will be shut out of markets they rely on. Many on both sides of the political divide see that it will damage the economy and lead to the loss of jobs. So why have they not organised to say so, with all the zeal displayed by their opponents? ... Jeremy Corbyn and those around the Labour leader seem to share Mrs May’s conviction that the referendum result was primarily a protest about immigration.

Danger to Peace Deal: The Irish dimension to Brexit is crucial

Danger to Peace Deal: The Irish dimension to Brexit is crucial

by: Editor - The Tablet in World Issues,

Two parallel conversations are going on about Brexit, with little connection between them. One is about the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the remaining 27 nations of the European Union. The other is about relations between the north and the south of Ireland. Neither of these conversations can be concluded without the other. But London insists on proceeding as if there might be two separate solutions.

Religious leaders worried about world peace

Religious leaders worried about world peace

by: ucanews.com reporter, Tokyo in World Issues,

Religious leaders have met in Japan to pray for peace in the world and as a response to Pope Francis asking them to foster dialogue, friendship and peace. Representatives of Buddhism, Shintoism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Zoroastrianism came together in Japan at an inter-faith "Interreligious Gathering of Prayer for World Peace" held from Aug. 3 to 4.

Catholic bishops appeal to Virgin Mary amid controversial Venezuela vote

Catholic bishops appeal to Virgin Mary amid controversial Venezuela vote

by: La Croix International Editor in World Issues,

The Bishops’ conference president Archbishop Diego Padron Sanchez, accused the government of trying to install a “military dictatorship, socialist, Marxist and communist”. Venezuela’s bishops have backed opponents of the move, calling it illegitimate, unnecessary and “damaging for the Venezuelan people".

Daniel Barenboim calls for European unity in Proms speech

Daniel Barenboim calls for European unity in Proms speech

by: Hannah Ellis-Petersen - The Guardian in World Issues,

Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim gave an impassioned speech at the BBC Proms, calling for European unity and warning against the dangers of nationalism and “isolationist tendencies”. Barenboim was directing Orchestra Staatskapelle Berlin on Sunday night at the Royal Albert Hall and ended the evening with a speech expressing his fears about the political climate across Europe.

France's president challenges country's Muslims

France's president challenges country's Muslims

by: Anne-Bénédicte Hoffner - La Croix International in World Issues,

Emmanuel Macron says he wants to work together with French Muslims to “to fight the spreading fanaticism” of the Islamic State group’s ideology, and to counter those who want to turn mosques into “places that preach hatred and violence".