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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.

The big question that the generation raised on porn must answer

The big question that the generation raised on porn must answer

by: Rhiannon and Holly - New Stateman in World Issues,

Where is the direct connection between "gender stereotyping" and porn? As always, it’s very unclear. Iceland recently tabled its own motion to ban pornography altogether, including the proposal to make it illegal to purchase porn with Icelandic credit cards, in order to "protect children" from the "violent imagery" that has become increasingly common.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols 'leads an organisation that sees what's happening on the ground.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols 'leads an organisation that sees what's happening on the ground.

by: Anne Perkins - The Guardian in World Issues,

David Cameron claims moral high ground on welfare, yet thinks the ends justify any means. In his spat with Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster, the prime minister would do better to just listen. Archbishop Vincent Nichols 'leads an organisation that sees what's happening on the ground. And he isn't standing for election'.

Did a prayer meeting really bring down the Berlin Wall?

Did a prayer meeting really bring down the Berlin Wall?

by: Peter Crutchley / BBC in World Issues,

The date 9 November 1989 is etched in history as the day the Berlin Wall came down. But was it actually a prayer meeting held exactly one month earlier that made the fall of the Wall inevitable? Ignoring death threats and huge banks of armed police, thousands gathered at St Nicholas Church in the East German city of Leipzig on 9 October to pray for peace.