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Amid raging violence Gaza church opens doors to refugees

Jul 23, 2014

Amid raging violence Gaza church opens doors to refugees

Around 600 people, mostly women and children, are sheltering in the church compound in the old sector of Gaza City, after escaping the inferno of neighbouring areas like Shejaiya. #World #US #Hamas #Israel #UN #Benjamin Netanyahu #Mahmoud Abbas #Palestine #IDF #Church #Gaza #John Kerry #air strikes #Israeli military #ground operation
Church of England to allow women to become bishops

Jul 15, 2014

Church of England to allow women to become bishops

The issue over women bishops has caused internal division since the Synod approved female priests in 1992. #World #Life #NewsTracker #Women #Church #Church of England #female #women-priests #Female Bishop
Church of England all set to vote on allowing women bishops

Jul 14, 2014

Church of England all set to vote on allowing women bishops

Although the idea of female bishops was rejected in 2012, senior church figures are optimistic it will pass this time after a careful reconciliation process involving figures who worked to bring peace to Northern Ireland. #World #Life #NewsTracker #Women #Church #Church of England #female #women-priests #Female Bishop
2% priests in the Catholic Church are sexual abusers: Pope

Jul 14, 2014

2% priests in the Catholic Church are sexual abusers: Pope

The pope was quoted as saying that, while most paedophilia took place in family situations, "even we have this leprosy in our house". #TheySaidIt #Vatican #Paedophilia #Sexual abuse #Catholic Church #Roman Catholic Church #The pope #Pope Francis #Minors #Church child molestation scandal #Pontifex
Catholic church sexual abuse: Pope asks victims for forgiveness

Jul 08, 2014

Catholic church sexual abuse: Pope asks victims for forgiveness

Abuse victims and their advocates have long demanded that higher-ups be made to answer for the decades-long cover-ups of rape and molestation of youngsters in a scandal that has rocked the church and dismayed its worldwide flock of 1.2 billion. #World #NewsTracker #Rape #children #Catholic Church #Child sexual abuse #molestation #rapes #Pope Francis #bishops

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Religion by loudspeaker: India's great cacophony

Dec 29, 2013

Religion by loudspeaker: India's great cacophony

Festivals and other religious and community occasions are increasingly imposed on all those within earshot. And more people are forced into participating in this through the loudspeaker. #JustSaying #Music #temple #mosque #Church #Reliqion #Azan
Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Mar 09, 2012

Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Cultural mixing, despite its Catholic image, has always been characteristic of Bandra. Now some Catholics in the queen of Mumbai's suburbs are beginning to resent that very fact. #InThisCorner #Bandra #Castella de Aguada #St. Andrew's Church #catholics

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Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Jul 25, 2014

As government tears down church crosses, Chinese Christians rise to defend their symbol

The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month...
Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Jul 22, 2014

Will Morelia Become Mexico's Next Outsourcing Hub?

Morelia, Michoacan is known for its colonial buildings. At night, bright lights highlight the elaborate spires of the massive cathedral in the city’s historical center. Well dressed diners crowd the tables on the sidewalks in front of the restaurants...
Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Jul 24, 2014

Hamill: Death of Eric Garner reminds of NYPD cowboy cops

Three other women nodded as they perspired behind a police barricade up the block from Eric Garner’s wake at Bethel Baptist Church on Bergen Street in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon. Garner, 43, died last Thursday afternoon after a cop named Daniel ...
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