Day: August 15, 2016

Australian anti-Muslim protesters interrupt church service

Australian anti-Muslim protesters interrupt church service

Protesters dressed as Muslims interrupted a church service in New South Wales, Australia on Sunday, chanting anti-Islamic slogans and playing verses from the Quran on a bullhorn. The rector of Gosford Anglican Church, the Reverend Rod Bower, posted later on the church’s Facebook page “A right wing hate group violated our sacred space and traumatised and terrorised […]

Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel gives ‘all glory to God’

Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel gives ‘all glory to God’

Simone Manuel’s response after swimming from behind to tie for gold and breaking the Olympic 100-meter record? “All I can say is all glory to God. … I’m just so blessed.” Manuel is the first African-American woman to win gold in a swimming event, the first African-American woman to medal in an individual swimming event, and the first […]

Brazilian Archbishop welcomes Olympic visitors

Brazilian Archbishop welcomes Olympic visitors

Brazil’s Primate, Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, welcomed attendees of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but expressed concern over the mismanagement by the Games’ organizers. The Archbishop commented that the Olympic Games “bring together the peoples of the world through healthy competition in several individual and team sports” and provides the opportunity to […]