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Indian children hold placards condemning violence against the young as part of a peace gathering in New Delhi in April

Indian children hold placards condemning violence against the young as part of a peace gathering in New Delhi in April

Religions unite to tackle child violence

10/05/2017 16:56

Religious leaders united in their opposition to violence against children have gathered in Panama for a major international conference.

 

Pope Francis blesses a statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, in the Vatican Gardens, in 2016

Pope Francis blesses a statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, in the Vatican Gardens, in 2016

Pope decries cancer of corruption in Latin America

10/05/2017 16:14

Corruption is “like a cancer” that consumes the daily life of people across Latin America, Pope Francis has told bishops.

 

Archbishop Oscar Romero. The XXXVI General Assembly of CELAM is taking place on the 100th anniversary of Romero's birth.

Archbishop Oscar Romero. The XXXVI General Assembly of CELAM is taking place on the 100th anniversary of Romero's birth.

General Assembly of CELAM taking place in San Salvador

10/05/2017 14:06

The XXXVI General Assembly of the Latin American Episcopal Conference (Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano, known as CELAM) is taking place this week from 9-12 May.

 

Salt + Light's round-table discussion on palliative care in Canada

Salt + Light's round-table discussion on palliative care in Canada. Photo courtesy of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation.

Salt and Light hosts roundtable on palliative care in Canada

28/04/2017 15:07

Canadian media foundation Salt and Light on Friday will be airing a round-table conversation featuring interfaith leaders speaking on the “Dignity and Sacredness of the End of Life.”

 

American philosopher Alvin Plantinga

American philosopher Alvin Plantinga has been awarded the 2017 Templeton Prize for affirming life's spiritual dimension

Templeton Prize awarded to American philosopher Alvin Plantinga

26/04/2017 17:22

The 2017 Templeton Prize has been awarded to American philosopher Alvin Plantinga for his pioneering work to put religious belief “back on the philosophical agenda”

Over 175,000 people lost their homes during Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Over 175,000 people lost their homes during Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

A new hospital for needy Haitians

24/04/2017 11:44

A nation in desperate need of medical care is about to have a new hospital opened at the end of this week. St. Luke Foundation for Haiti will officially open their new facility, St. Luke’s Hospital, which will be used to help and care for those in need in Haiti.

 

Haitian migrants stranded in Costa Rica wait to enter a makeshift camp at the border with Nicaragua

Haitian migrants stranded in Costa Rica wait to enter a makeshift camp at the border with Nicaragua

CLAMOR: new faith-based network cares for migrants in Latin America

20/04/2017 11:21

In a clear sign of support and in response to Pope Francis’ call to care for and welcome forced migrants, displaced persons, victims of trafficking and refugees, the Latin American bishops are promoting a newa faith-based network for migrants in need.