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Yazidis still live in fear in Greek camp

Yazidis still live in fear in Greek camp

After the massacre of Sinjar, Yazidis fled to Europe. As borders closed, an informal refugee camp grew up at Idomeni. Francesco Moises Bassano visited it

Yazidi leaders urge international intervention to protect Iraq’s minorities

Yazidi leaders urge international intervention to protect Iraq’s minorities

“WE are not alone.” This is the message that a group of leaders from Iraq’s Yazidi community will take back to their embattled and displaced people from a visit to the UK last week

Christian Aid warns of future coastal flooding

Christian Aid warns of future coastal flooding

MORE than a billion people are likely to be exposed to coastal flooding by 2060, through a combination of rising sea-levels, storm surges, and extreme weather patterns, Christian Aid has concluded in a new report

Pope agrees to study having women deacons

Pope agrees to study having women deacons

THE Pope has agreed to form a com­­­­­mission to study the question whether there were women deacons in the Early Church

WHO issues first guidelines for FGM health-workers

<span>WHO issues first guidelines for FGM health-workers</span>

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first guidelines to help health workers treat women and girls suffering physical and mental trauma as a result of female genital mutilation (FGM)

Refugee team to enter Rio Olympics

<span>Refugee team to enter Rio Olympics</span>

A YOUNG Syrian refugee, 12-year-old Hanan Dacka, was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch through Brasilia on the first leg of its journey across Brazil

Charity condemns conditions for migrants in Greece

Charity condemns conditions for migrants in Greece

THOUSANDS of refugees who have fled to Greece in recent months have been forced to stay in overcrowded detention centres, in poor conditions, because of the deal struck between the European Union and Turkey, the head of Christian Aid’s humanitarian division, Nick Guttmann, has said

Same-sex blessings put on hold

Same-sex blessings put on hold

A DECISION on the blessing of same-sex couples has been delayed by the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

‘Apathy and nimbyism’ as C of I fails to unite dioceses

‘Apathy and nimbyism’ as C of I fails to unite dioceses

A PROPOSAL to reduce the num­ber of Irish dioceses from 12 to 11 had been withdrawn, it was an­­nounced at the Church of Ireland’s General Synod on Thursday of last week

Refugees pose puzzle for Ireland

Refugees pose puzzle for Ireland

THE reception of Syrian refugees in Ireland dominated the debate on the Standing Committee report, focus­ing on the effectiveness of the Bishops’ Appeal in support of refu­gees in the Middle East and Europe, and other emergencies

Irish General Synod news in brief

Irish General Synod news in brief

Brexit warning; Dignity charter; Liturgical innovation; Charity law; Common Vision endorsed; Greetings from Presbyterian Church

World news in brief

World news in brief

Archbishop of Brazil condemns impeachment; Australian Primate demands release of Asia Bibi; Could going to church extend your life?; Holy Trinity, Kumamoto, opens doors after earthquake; US bishops urge action on gun control

Parishes rally to the support of wildfire evacuees

Parishes rally to the support of wildfire evacuees

EVACUEES from a wildfire in Alberta, Canada, are being supported by Anglican parishioners

Kenya’s closure of refugee camps causes alarm

Kenya’s closure of refugee camps causes alarm

THE United Nations refugee agency UNHCR has expressed “profound concern” over the decision by the government of Kenya to close all refugee camps in the country

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