- Jun 2, 2020
Following President Donald Trump’s executive order barring people from several Muslim majority countries from entering the United States, workers at Catholic Charities Immigration Services and Refugee Resettlement programs reported receiving many questions and concerns from refugees and migrants.
Two PhD candidates at Catholic University argue that no Christian can support the alt-right, which they see as a toxic blend of racism, xenophobia, sectarianism and isolationism, all of which stand in stark contrast with core principles of Christian social thought.
Agadez, once an important tourist hub in the Sahara, is now the jump-off point for migrants to trek across the Sahara Desert toward Europe. Catholic aid workers from Niger’s poorest areas have moved to the city in order to help people “understand what they are getting into, and provide them with alternatives.”
As violence against Christians reaches a climax in Egypt, an Islamic State group affiliate released a video vowing more attacks on the country’s Christians, which he identified as the group’s “favorite prey.” The video shows the suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people when he attacked a packed church in December.
Despite a contentious U.S. election in which religion played a major role, as well as the continuing scourge of religious-inspired terrorism worldwide, a new survey finds that Americans have warming attitudes towards virtually all major religious groups in the country.
On Wednesday, for Catholics an International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, Pope Francis made comments that will perhaps be spun as an indirect attack on President Donald Trump, once again appealing for building bridges and not walls among peoples.