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Still no claim of responsibility for Cairo church bombing

Anger continues to grow over what is seen as inaction on the part of the Egyptian government after a bombing yesterday morning at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo. This is the second major attack to have occurred in Cairo in three days, after an explosion at a security checkpoint killed six police officers on Friday.

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Archbishop of Central Africa writes letter to UN discussing refugees

Per the request of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Anglican Archbishop of Central Africa, the Most Revd Albert Chama, has written to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about the “global tragedy” of refugees . The Global Summit Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants is being held this week at the UN General Assembly in New York.


Read the letter in its entirety:


Your Excellency,


I am writing at the request of His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, as you prepare for the important Global Summit Addressing Large […]

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Liberia at the one-year mark of the Ebola outbreak

One day after news outlets marked the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s announcing the Ebola outbreak in Africa, Liberia has confirmed its first new case of Ebola in more than two weeks, with concerns over how many may have been exposed. The New York Times reports:

Worries have widened in recent days over the number of people in Liberia who may have been exposed to the country’s first Ebola case in more than two weeks, a street vendor who […]

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Traditions in transition: female genital mutilation among the Maasai

Eradicating the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been difficult due to lack of understanding of its place in the cultures that practice it. Church Times reports on some progress:

MS SEKENTO is part of a generation of Maasai in transition. She has completed her teacher training, and hopes that the children in her class will become doctors and pilots. She chose her husband, “an educated man”, rather than marry one selected by her family.

And she is very aware of […]

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Episcopal Relief and Development reports on efforts against Ebola

Vanessa Pizer, a program officer on Episcopal Relief and Development’s international development team, filed this report from yesterday’s conference sponsored by the Earth Institute’s National Center for Disaster Preparedeness at Columbia University on the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the perceived Ebola crisis in the United States. She

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Ebola in Church: Story from Liberia’s Cathedral

The dean of Monrovia’s Anglican cathedral entered voluntary quarantine and then preached about it, according to NPR. The Very Rev. Herman Browne had been preaching about ebola protection in his Sunday sermons from the beginning of the epidemic, but the message hit close to home when his wife’s friend fell sick and his whole family was put at

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