Blaming huge numbers of violent killings, assaults, sex crimes and drug overdoses on undocumented immigrants, President Donald Trump in his first prime-time speech from the Oval Office said, “This is a humanitarian crisis, a...
Category: War and Refugees
Aid agencies and Catholic officials are sounding the alarm on Yemen’s spiraling humanitarian crisis, calling on the combatants to end the war and make badly need assistance available. Yemen is facing the largest humanitarian...
Today is World Refugee Day. To mark the occasion, Daluxolo Moloantoa explains how the Catholic Scalabrini centres respond to Christ: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me”(Mt 25:35). The Catholic Scalabrini Centre has...
As the United States approaches its annual day to remember the more than 1 million American combatants who have died in the country’s many wars, it is most appropriate to ask ourselves, “What would be the wisest and most loving way to celebrate Memorial Day?”
Do you remember the childhood story Stone Soup? It’s an old folktale about a couple of hungry travellers who creatively entice hesitant villagers to fill their large cooking pot with delicious soup ingredients.
To celebrate its tenth anniversary, a project started by a Catholic school for the education of refugee children will hold a special function in April. The Three2Six Refugee Children’s Education Project in Johannesburg was developed by Sacred Heart College in 2008, and later expanded to Observatory Girls Primary School and Holy Family College.
‘To call the world’s nuclear situation dire is to understate the danger and its immediacy.” This is the warning of Dr Rachel Bronson, president of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Churches in Afrin, Syria, are calling on the world to stop the slaughter of civilians during the Turkish military assault.
On behalf of the world’s often unwanted refugees and migrants, Pope Francis in his Jan. 1 World Day of Peace message titled “Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in Search of Peace” pleads: “In a spirit of compassion, let us embrace all those fleeing from war and hunger, or forced by discrimination, persecution, poverty and environmental degradation to leave their homelands.”
By Ernest Mwape OP – In a new book, the Dominicans articulate the issue of migration from a faith perspective, an angle few historians have so far explored.
Tony Magliano discusses how Pope Francis has made two major stands – the death penalty and anti-nuke – placing the Church firmly in the seamless pro-life in all forms camp
Remember the game of chicken? It’s a foolishly high-stakes challenge in which two drivers risking death, drive on a collision course towards each other until one of the drivers chooses to swerve away.