In Marrakesh, hundreds of Muslim leaders release modern update to Muhammad’s Charter of Medina.
by Morgan Lee[ posted 1/27/2016 11:48AM ]
For years, Texas megachurch pastor Bob Roberts has been building relationships with Muslims. Last year, after Franklin Graham argued that the US government should ban Muslims from immigrating to America, the NorthWood Church leader joined Muslim leaders in denouncing the comments. In October, he and imam Muhammad Magid hosted the Spreading the Peace Convocation, which was attended by nearly 200 imams and evangelical pastors. Continue reading Morocco Declaration: Muslim Nations Should Protect Christians from Persecution→
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, on Thursday said it was the “grave duty” of the Vatican to remind the international community that “extremists are seeking to eradicate religions, ethnic groups and cultures” that have been in the Middle East “for millennia.” Continue reading Holy See: Extremists seek to eradicate religions and cultures→
The UN will carry out a review of Ireland in 2016. Read our submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council:
This submission outlines the torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, perpetrated on three generations of women in Ireland by doctors who carried out destructive and non-consensual childbirth operations (‘symphysiotomy’) in the absence of medical necessity; and shows why Ireland’s failure to protect these women then, and to vindicate their rights now, constitutes a violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,the UN Convention Against Torture, the European Convention of Human Rights, and the UN General Assembly Body of Basic Principles. Continue reading Survivors of Symphysiotomy Submission to UN Human Rights Council→
Big meetings in Rome such as the current Synod on the family are always an opportunity for convergence. In a way, they bring out in a very vivid manner the diversity of the Catholic Church or its various ecclesial realities. For example, the current Synod on the family in Rome is shining light on Catholic family situations and communities that don’t often make headlines. Continue reading Chad: A “frontier Church” at the Synod in Rome→