- Mar 30, 2020
As a new school year begins in the Middle East, Jordan — which hosts the world’s second-largest refugee population per capita — is facing the challenges of providing these youngsters with an education.
The poorest of Jordan’s 10 camps for Palestinian refugees would seem to be the unlikeliest place from which to launch an international business, but SEP Jordan is no usual enterprise. Here, 350 Palestinian refugee women — and a few Syrians — practice their traditional craft of embroidery, but with a modern twist.
A new book makes the point that whatever the path to religious freedom may be in the Islamic world, it probably doesn’t run through Western-style secularism.
As sectarian strife engulfs neighboring Mideast countries, Jordan’s King Abdullah II invited Catholic and other leaders to celebrate Christmas in the spirit of fraternity and harmony the holiday symbolizes.
Mary makes people grow in Christ and “shows us the way to permanent communion with the church,” the bishop of Lourdes, France, told Catholic clergy and faithful gathered in this town with a grotto to Our Lady of Lourdes.
King Abdullah II of Jordan has been chosen as the 2018 Templeton Prize Laureate.