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Care for Creation

Care for Creation

by: Ann Schneible for Catholic News Agency in World Issues,

Set to finish his encyclical on the environment next month, Pope Francis said during his daily Mass at the Vatican on Monday that Christians who fail to safeguard nature do not care about God's handiwork. Pope urges faithful to protect the environment God created. Says Christians have a 'responsibility' to care for the earth by helping it 'grow according to its laws'.

Making war is not the best way to respond to Islamic State

Making war is not the best way to respond to Islamic State

by: Giles Fraser - The Guardian in World Issues,

Remember “mission accomplished”? President George Bush, standing on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln proudly declaring victory in Iraq. That was more than 11 years ago – and since then not a single day has passed without blood having been shed in that region.

Is this the end of Britishness?

Is this the end of Britishness?

by: Ian Jack - The Guardian in World Issues,

A shared history of 300 years could be washed away if Scotland votes for independence. What was the complex identity the United Kingdom created – and should we mourn its loss? Why would this shared history be so easily washed away? In her introduction, Colley directed us away from the notion that nations were characterised by cultural and ethnic homogeneity – of “blood and soil” – and towards Benedict Anderson’s definition of a nation as an “imagined community”: ethnically and culturally diverse, but artificial and problematic.

Christians continue to flee Iraq. Is there hope for them?

Christians continue to flee Iraq. Is there hope for them?

by: Lucy Schouten – The American Spectator in World Issues,

The Middle East's Christian Diaspora. The Christian population of Iraq, which has its roots in the ancient Assyrians who embraced Christianity in biblical times, numbered 1.3 million before 2003. Over the next decade, nearly a million Christians fled to neighboring countries. Many who became refugees fled to the West if they could.

Cardinal Dolan slams anti-Catholic NY Times ad

Cardinal Dolan slams anti-Catholic NY Times ad

by: EWTN News/CNA in World Issues,

“In keeping with a long, shadowy, legacy of antipathy, justices who happen to be Catholics… are branded and bullied by a group who only succeed in providing the latest example of a prejudice that has haunted us for centuries,” Cardinal Dolan said in his July 3 column for Catholic New York

Who wants to destroy the family?

Who wants to destroy the family?

by: Vincenzo Pinto in World Issues,

"Families are the home Church where Jesus grows," Francis said. "He grows in the spouses' love and in the children's lives. For this reason, the enemy attacks the family so much. The devil does not want it. He tries to destroy it, to prevent love from becoming free....

Called on the world to do more to help the poorest people

Called on the world to do more to help the poorest people

by: Jenniver Newton - Mail OnLine in World Issues,

Pope calls on the world’s governments to bring in an ‘ethical mobilisation’ to help the poor and redistribute wealth. Says governments should promote an 'ethical mobilisation' of solidarity with those less well off. Made his comments in an address to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Bring Back Our Girls, Yes But What Of Our Country?

Bring Back Our Girls, Yes But What Of Our Country?

by: Emmanuel Onwubiko - The Nigerian Voice in World Issues,

For the better part of the last two weeks, the international campaign in the media for the World Powers to assist the Nigerian Government to take swift, decisive and effective measures to rescue the over two hundred young school girls kidnapped on gun points by the dreaded armed Islamic Insurgents Boko Haram has heightened.

Ukraine’s churches unite behind nation, seek prayers for peace

Ukraine’s churches unite behind nation, seek prayers for peace

by: Adelaide Mena - CNA/EWTN News in World Issues,

Ukrainian religious leaders are standing together in their opposition to Russia’s use of troops in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, and ask for payers for a peaceful end to the situation. The Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, which unites various Christian Churches along with Muslim and Jewish leaders, came together “to speak with a unified voice” against Russia’s deployment of troops in Crimea.

Spanish bishop publishes pastoral letter on abortion

Spanish bishop publishes pastoral letter on abortion

by: Rome Reports.com in World Issues,

 I think that as Christians we are called to reason through our faith.”  One of the the Pope's main arguments centers around the concept of the "throwaway culture.” He described it as a costly way of living that makes no room for the weakest, like the elderly, the sick, and the most vulnerable, like the unborn.