Category Archives: Reporting & Resources

Poll: Catholics agree with Pope Francis that church is ‘obsessed’ with moral issues

“Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he declared that the church had become “obsessed” with a few moral issues and needed to find a ‘new balance.’ “Now a new poll indicates that … Continue reading

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Panama: The Priest in the Protest

“In February 2012, the Panamanian police used a military-style crackdown on a road blockade organized by Ngäbe-Buglé activists who opposed mining and hydroelectric projects. According to American missionary priest Joe Fitzgerald, police used tear gas, pellets and live rounds on … Continue reading

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Muslim women left to ‘shop’ for an imam when they need a religious divorce

  DETROIT — Recalling the day her Islamic divorce was finalized, Olivia says she was ecstatic. “It was almost like having a noose around your neck, and (I was) just relieved that somebody doesn’t have that power over you, and … Continue reading

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Bombed and blamed: Pakistan’s Christians are in trouble

Some Karachi residents have an easier time dismissing violence when it targets Christians, a small minority group in Pakistan. Mariya Karimjee reports for GlobalPost on the local response to the suicide bombing at All Saints Church in Peshawar on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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For Nicaraguans and Salvadorans, All Abortion Is Murder

“According to the law in Nicaragua and El Salvador, all abortions are illegal, including therapeutic termination in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Activists in these countries are working to change these restrictions and … Continue reading

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Forty years after the Yom Kippur War, Israel still finding itself

The Jewish High Holidays begin Wednesday at sundown. This year’s “Days of Awe” bring a somber anniversary. It is 40 years since Arab armies launched a surprise attack on Israel on Yom Kippur. It was as close as the Jewish … Continue reading

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African Chief Evangelizes About Adult Circumcision

African Chief Jonathan Eshiloni Mumena will eagerly tell you about his ivory Star of David ring and the Texas flag on his tie. But Mumena’s real passion has recently turned to advocacy for adult circumcision to prevent the spread of … Continue reading

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World Youth Day: Pope Francis gets warm welcome in Brazil with tough task ahead

Francis has been much better received in Brazil than his predecessor was, but can he restore the church’s dominance? GlobalPost reports on the pope’s visit to Brazil as part of its Luce-supported Special Report, A Global Church.

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Iran at the Crossroads

  America Abroad recently partnered with a leading public radio station in Los Angeles, KCRW, to host an international radio town hall – Iran at the Crossroads – on the country’s latest presidential election. The discussion brought together a panel of experts and … Continue reading

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Tibet’s National Spirit Advisor

Thupten Ngodup, the medium through whom the oracle Nechung speaks to Tibet’s leaders. Image by Jeffrey Bartholet, India, 2013. Jeffrey Bartholet reports on Tibet’s National Spirit Advisor for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.  

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