- Aug 9, 2020
England’s bishops have hailed a new report showing that worldwide executions have dropped to their lowest level in a decade.
The Church in Africa must work to end violence against people with albinism through its schools and other education efforts, said Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha, South Africa, first vice president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.
An Egyptian rights lawyer says a military court has sentenced 17 Islamic militants to death for involvement in deadly attacks on Christians.
A U.N. fact-finding mission said senior military officials in Myanmar must be prosecuted for genocide and war crimes against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities.
A debate in the pope’s native Argentina over a proposed religious freedom law offers a classic illustration of the maxim that “politics makes strange bedfellows,” with both deeply conservative Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer of La Plata and Amnesty International opposing it — Aguer because he thinks it would make other religions equal to Catholicism, Amnesty because they fear a loss of sexual freedom.
The largest churches in Canada are combining with other groups such as Amnesty International Canada to challenge the agreement between Canada and the United States in the way refugees are handled in Canada. Due to the actions of the Trump administration, these groups now argue that people should not have to apply for refugee status in the U.S. before applying in Canada as it is no longer a safe system.