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  • In Pakistan, tackling extremism is a political minefield

    In Pakistan, tackling extremism is a political minefield

    • Apr 7, 2016

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tackling extremism is a political minefield in Pakistan, where politicians openly consort with leaders of banned militant groups and sympathy exists within the security forces and civil administration for perpetrators of crimes committed in the name of religion. As a result, many remain skeptical of the state’s

  • For victims of anti-Christian hate, Easter means hope

    For victims of anti-Christian hate, Easter means hope

    • Mar 28, 2016

    Editor’s Note: In 2008, an orgy of violence descended upon the impoverished Christian minority of Kandhamal, a district of the eastern Indian state of Odisha. A series of riots led by radical Hindus left roughly 100 people dead, thousands injured, 300 churches and 6,000 homes destroyed and 50,000 people displaced, many

  • Pope Francis condemns ‘blind violence’ in Belgium

    • Mar 22, 2016

    ROME — Pope Francis has condemned the “blind violence” of the terrorist attacks that shook Belgium on Tuesday, offering prayers for the victims, the injured, their families, and all those working in relief efforts. “The Holy Father again condemns the blind violence which causes so much suffering, and he implores

  • Pope says violence and tragedy shouldn't define 2015

    Pope says violence and tragedy shouldn't define 2015

    • Dec 31, 2015

    ROME — In his final public utterance of 2015, Pope Francis on Thursday insisted that the unmistakable brutality and horrors of the past year, often “weighed down by private interests, by an insatiable thirst for power, and by gratuitous violence,” were nevertheless not the last word. “How many great gestures

  • Africans believed killed in area pope is to visit turn up safe

    • Nov 29, 2015

    NOTE: This is an updated version of a story posted earlier Sunday on the Crux site. BANGUI, Central African Republic — In an illustration of the fear and uncertainty that plague the war-torn Central African Republic, a local bishop on Sunday initially reported that three young people had been shot to

  • Gun culture and Hollywood: Turning away from violence

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    • Aug 28, 2015

    This week’s double murder of two television journalists in Virginia took the relationship of guns and media to a new level. Deliberately waiting until the reporter and cameraman began their live segment, the murderer videoed himself shooting and killing them both — then uploaded the video to Twitter, where it went

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