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Monday, February 4th, 2019


Pope Francis urged religious leaders to work together to reject the

Pope in historic UAE visit urges faith leaders to reject war

by: The Associated Press, Feb 4, 2019 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Pope Francis urged religious leaders to work together to reject the “miserable crudeness” of war as he opened the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, with a strong denunciation of violence committed in God’s name. In a keynote speech Monday (Feb. 4) to an interfaith gathering in the United Arab Emirates, Francis warned that the future of humanity was at stake unless religions come together to resist the “logic of armedRead More

Over the past two years, the nation's refugee resettlement system has been slowly dismantled.

Two years after Trump’s travel ban, faith-based refugee groups struggle

Trump travel ban protesters

by: Emily McFarlan Miller, Feb 4, 2019 (RNS) – Every morning when Khadra Abdo wakes up, her mind turns to her children. “My first thought is that I hope they are safe today, and that stays on my mind throughout the whole day,” Abdo told Religion News Service through an interpreter provided by Church World Service. The 40-year-old Muslim mother of seven was separated from her five oldest children from a first marriage nearly 12 years ago when she and her second husband fled civil war twice – first inRead More