- Jan 18, 2020
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land condemned vandalism attacks in two Arab villages and called on Israeli authorities to “investigate seriously” what they termed hate crimes.
A South Carolina sheriff said Thursday that the state needs a hate crime law after his deputies couldn’t initially charge a 16-year-old Catholic school student who made videos using racial slurs and shooting a box that he said represented black people.
Hate crime legislation in Scotland must allow “for robust debate and exchange of views,” says the local Catholic Church.
A priest, a rabbi, and a reverend team up to offer vigilance and to better respond to hate crimes and ease anxieties affecting different faiths. The interfaith Clergy Coalition of Coral Springs and Parkland works to strengthen clergy bonds and enhance the quality of life in the community.
Bishops across the U.S. encourage parishioners to put aside their differences and work together as President-elect Donald J. Trump prepares for his inauguration. Church officials have spoken out in an effort to overcome polarization and divisiveness that prevents the country from unifying.
Why do attacks on gays, Muslims, Jews, and other minority groups generate a vast examination of conscience, while acts of hatred or contempt directed at Christians generally provoke basic silence? In part, perhaps, it’s because in the popular Western imagination, Christians aren’t a minority, but that perception has little relationship with contemporary reality.