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A Human Face on Asylum Seekers

The global refugee crisis could not have come at a worse time for them given the current fears fuelled by the recent terrorist activity world-wide. Indeed, earlier this week, One Nation Leader Senator Pauline Hanson wrote to Prime Minister Malcolm … Continue reading

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The Marrakesh Declaration

In the lead-up to Easter, UK Prime Minister David Cameron committed his government to fighting the persecution of Christians abroad, saying no group is under more pressure for its faith. He is not alone in making the claim. In February, … Continue reading

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Religion: Catalyst for Violence or Peace?

Terry Lovat and Robert Crotty were finally professed members of the Passionist Congregation, and movers and shakers in the 1970’s. Both have since left the congregation but continued to pursue academic and teaching careers. Recently they co-authored a book entitled: … Continue reading

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The Complex Problem of Palestine

At the start of September, Israel announced that it was appropriating nearly 1,000 acres of private Palestinian land near Bethlehem. The seizure, the largest in 30 years, was condemned by Palestinians, the United Nations, and criticized by the United States. … Continue reading

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Thrown to the Lions Again!

As a member of Amnesty international, I receive e-petitions concerning various issues around the world. On the 19th of February I received a request form Amnesty to sign an e-petition urging the African Union to take action to prevent further … Continue reading

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Syria’s Escalating Crisis

The civil war in Syria has been going for 2 years now, and while there has been wide spread news coverage and international condemnation, no action has been taken by Western countries to intervene militarily on either side. However, recent … Continue reading

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Palestinian Statehood

In November, 2012, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, handing a major triumph to president Mahmud Abbas in the face of strong US and Israeli opposition. Of the total UN membership, 138 countries … Continue reading

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