A picture of an Egyptian protester during the 2011 Egyptian revolution holding the Egyptian flag. Photo by Kodak Agfa, Wikipedia Commons.
A picture of an Egyptian protester during the 2011 Egyptian revolution holding the Egyptian flag. Photo by Kodak Agfa, Wikipedia Commons.


Egypt: A Dream Deferred – OpEd

By Kristen McTighe For Egyptian youth who took to the streets in 2011, Alaa Abd El Fattah was an icon of the revolution. Police arrested the blogger and activist, then just 23 years old, for protesting under former autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Since then three governing authorities have risen to power and Mr Abd El Fattah […]

Canada flag
Canada flag


Canadian Appeals Court Rules Former Guantánamo Prisoner Omar Khadr Should Be Serving Youth Sentence – OpEd

Good news about Guantánamo is rare –  whether regarding those still held, or those released — so it was reassuring to hear this week that the Court of Appeal in Alberta, Canada, delivered a major blow to the Canadian government’s efforts to hold former prisoner Omar Khadr in federal prison rather than in a provincial […]

Msgr. Melchor Sanchez, undersecretary at the Pontifical Council for Culture, holds a sign with the hashtag in front of the Vatican. Credit: Pontifical Council for Culture.
Msgr. Melchor Sanchez, undersecretary at the Pontifical Council for Culture, holds a sign with the hashtag in front of the Vatican. Credit: Pontifical Council for Culture.


Vatican Backs ‘Pause For Peace’ During World Cup Final

By Elise Harris The Pontifical Council for Culture launched an effort designed to unite the world in asking for peace in warring countries by observing a moment of silence during the final game of the World Cup. “Sports were born around religious festivities. Sporting events were moments of peace when wars ceased, as for the […]

Colombia
Colombia


Catholics, Jews And Muslims Sign Peace Statement In Colombia

Catholic, Jewish and Muslim representatives in Colombia have signed a historic joint statement for peace in a July 1 ceremony at the residence of the Archbishop of Bogota. Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez, Rabbi Alfredo Goldschmidt, and Sheik Ahmad Tayel led the ceremony which included prayer, song and the presentation of commemorative plaques. The three representatives […]

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