Yesterday, two Coptic churches in Egypt where hit by suicide bombers.
The Pope calls for prayer for the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, after the UN releases a report on the human rights violations being committed against them.
On February 10, Washington National Cathedral will host the Prayer Vigil of Peace and Reconciliation, beginning at noon with Eucharist, and continuing for 24 hours to conclude with the ordination and consecration of the Ven. Carl Wright as the Episcopal Church’s next bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries.
“Do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” The messages of Sunday’s readings are timely reminders of our duties as Christians.
Violence against the Rohingya people continues in Rakhine State in Myanmar. Armed forces are “killing men, slaughtering children, raping women, burning and looting houses, forcing these people to cross the river,” according to John McKissick of the UN refugee agency in neighboring Bangladesh. Rohingyas fleeing the attacks have sought refuge across the river in Bangladesh in rickety boats. Aljazeera reports that thousands of Rohingyas have attempted to cross the border in the past week, with many being turned back by […]
The Rev. James Martin remembers Daniel Berrigan:
The great Daniel Berrigan, SJ, the Jesuit priest, activist, poet and peacemaker, died today at the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University in the Bronx. Dan was one of the great Catholics of our time, a champion of social justice and a tireless promoter of peace. His influence on the peace movement, particularly during the Vietnam era, cannot be overstated; but his aim was not simply peace in Indochina, but peace everywhere. A friend of […]