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Feb 26 2020
Caution, cancellations mark Ash Wednesday in time of virus
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual kicking off the Catholic Church’s Lenten season in traditional fashion, while other Masses in northern Italy were canceled over fears of the new coronavirus.
Francis and a long line of priests, bishops and cardinals processed through Rome’s Aventine hill into the 5th-century Santa Sabina basilica for the late-afternoonAssociated Press
Sep 15 2015
Can a "warmer" Hillary use the media to boost her plummeting polls?
Hillary Clinton, whose staff says she will be warmer and funnier, got a few laughs in church the other day.Fox News (Online News)
May 01 2017
Jehovah's Witnesses as 'extremists': Court sharpens edges of Russia's religious space
A Supreme Court ruling puts the Jehovah's Witnesses at risk of property seizure and prison over the sect's proselytization and 'radical' beliefs. Even members of the powerful Russian Orthodox Church say the decision goes too far.Christian Science Monitor
Jan 18 2021
Continuing the African American tradition of civil society
Community uplift without government support has deep roots among African Americans. This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it’s time to rediscover them.
Each year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day encourages an upsurge in volunteer work and charitable giving. Unfortunately, it tends to be just a one-day commitment. The annual one day of celebration each year of civic-mindedness isn’t enough to keepWashington Examiner
Jun 20 2015
Black faith is under attack: How to make sense of white supremacy?s Charleston crimes
For generations, Black Americans have turned to the Church for safety and comfort. Here's how to reclaim that space.Salon
Dec 27 2019
Mozambique Is Racing To Adapt To Climate Change. The Weather Is Winning
In early March, people who live along Mozambique's long coastline began to hear rumors about a cyclone.
The storm was forming in the Indian Ocean, in the narrow band of warm water between Mozambique and the island of Madagascar. Overnight on March 14, 2019, the storm struck Mozambique head-on, barreling over the port city of Beira and flooding an enormous swath of land as it movedNPR (Online News)
Jun 18 2015
Gun-free zones an easy target for killers
The horrible tragedy last night that left nine people dead at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., probably could have been avoided. Like so many other attacks, the massacre took place in a gun-free zone, a place where the general public was banned from having guns. The gun-free zone obviously didn’t stop the killer from bringing a gun into the church.Fox News (Online News)
Feb 14 2017
How immigration activists mobilized to thwart deportation raids last weekend
The rumour began spreading around noon last Saturday: immigration officials were set to conduct raids near churches in Kansas City. Local activists immediately reacted by forming a resistance plan.The Guardian
Feb 03 2017
Prayer breakfast: Why Christian conservatives are happy with Trump
At Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast, the president again vows to eliminate federal law that forbids political speech by tax-exempt churches. It's the latest of several moves to please a key voting bloc.Christian Science Monitor
Jan 08 2021
Whither democracy? Americans weigh in on siege of the Capitol
When the very functioning of the democratic process is disrupted by an unruly mob, it shakes the fabric of a diverse nation. Here’s what we’re hearing from people across America.
Across America on Wednesday the stunning footage of mob violence and destruction in the U.S. Capitol produced in many citizens reactions almost akin to electric shocks.
In Sacramento, California, retiredChristian Science Monitor