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ISRAEL/ Winters: Netanyahu's Somersaults

Netanyahu’s re-election is not conducive to hope for a peaceful settlement between the Israelis and Palestinians, but the turmoil in the region has further reasons. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

IRAQ/ AVSI: The refugee crisis. The stories from Erbil

In Iraqi Kurdistan, AVSI is working together with Caritas and Patriarcato Caldeo to help the many who are fleeing from war zones. A report by GIAMPAOLO SILVESTRI, secretary general of AVSI

FERGUSON/ The Long Term Effects of Slavery, Poverty, and Racism

The latest escalation of racial tension in Missouri was the result of generations of harassment, control, and racially motivated force imposed on the African Americans. By MICHAEL EPPLER
Michael Eppler

DAWSON/ The Formation of Christendom: Deeper into History

The reading of Christopher Dawson’s “The Formation of Christendom” leads WEBSTER BULL to some meaningful musings on the relevance of history in Christianity, particularly in Catholicism
Webster Bull

MEXICO/ AVSI: The challenge of education in Oaxaca with the Ibero-American University

New teacher training facilities set up in a difficult educational context like Oaxaca in Mexico, thanks to a project implemented by AVSI, Crecemos Dijo and the Ibero-American University

CATHOLIC MEDIA/ Winters: Today's Joint Editorial Against Capital Punishment

Four Catholic publications, usually on different sides, yesterday spoke with one voice against the death penalty in the U S. And this is good for the Church underlines MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

LEBANON/ AVSI: Students graduate from EU supported agricultural course

One hundred and twenty Lebanese and Syrian students received their certificates after completing the first course for agricultural workers in Lebanon, a project by the EU and AVSI

COPTIC BISHOP/ Forgiving Isis

Coptic Bishop Angaelos says a Christians must forgive , even the killers from Isis and calls for united efforts on behalf of Christians and all those who are persecuted. By DANIEL PHILPOTT
Daniel Philpott

Fr.GIUSSANI/ From the U.S. in the tenth anniversary of his death

In the tenth anniversary of the death of Fr. Luigi Giussani, ELIZABETH PERALTA recounts from the US what he and CL, the movement he founded, have meant for her faith and her life

TECHNOLOGY AND MORALITY/ Fr. Nagle: Life is a preference for reality as it is given to us

A new morality, which seems at times so far from reality, is born of fear, a fear and rejection of things that are given, that do not have their origins in us. By Fr. VINCENT NAGLE
Vincent Nagle

POLITICS/ Islam and Democracy in 2015

In “Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past.”, JOHN OWEN analyses how the history of democracy in the West could help Islam to develop its own concept of democracy
John Owen

MOVIES/ “Black or White” Has More Dimension than I Expected

There is plenty of brokenness and humanity on display on both sides of the racial divide in “Black and White,” and the movie even offers us an angle of grace. By WEBSTER BULL
Webster Bull

US BUDGET PROPOSAL/ Winters: The Tinkerer-in-Chief

President Obama is such a gifted politician at election time, but he seems incapable of putting forth policies that are capable of galvanizing public support. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

HAITI/ AVSI: Five years after the earthquake. Alongside people to reconstruct the human

After five years since the disaster has brought Haiti to its knees, AVSI continues its commitment to the “reconstruction of the human”. But, important challenges still remain to be tackled

RUSSIA/ Sisci: Putin’s policy up against Europe and Asia

It was Russia’s vocation for centuries to be a land-bridge between Asia and Europe. Now the world has regained a Eurasian dimension so Moscow should think beyond Europe. By FRANCESCO SISCI
Francesco Sisci

GENETICS/ UK Churches speak out against bid to allow ‘three-parent’ embryos

The Church of England and the Catholic Church have issued statements urging MPs to vote against a new genetic technology that critics say is both unethical and unsafe. By AUSTEN IVEREIGH
Austen Ivereigh

POLITICS/ Winters: The Mideast Mess

The coup in Yemen and changes in Saudi Arabia are not easing the very difficult situation in the Middle East and shows the limits of the US policy. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

REFUGEES/ AVSI: Migration in the Middle East, facing the emergency

Because of the ongoing conflict in Syria and in Iraq the refugee emergency is getting worse every day and it involves further countries, like Lebanon. AVSI reports on this tragic situation

BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS/ AVSI: A challenge for enterprises?

The paper “Business and human rights: a challenge for enterprises?” is the result of an investigation started in 2009 by the AVSI Foundation and the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’

CHARLIE HEBDO/ Ivereigh: David Cameron’s missed opportunity to agree with Pope Francis

David Cameron may not, contrary to reports, have disagreed with the Pope on the tragic events in Paris. But he anyway missed a terrific opportunity to agree with him. By AUSTEN IVEREIGH
Austen Ivereigh
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