(The Christian Science Monitor) Wearing a white cassock, Catholic Bishop Paride Taban strides through the mud and tents of the Jebel displaced persons camp in South Sudan’s capital Juba on a recent Sunday.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Alan Gross, the Jewish international aid worker held for five years in Cuba on charges of spying, was freed Wednesday (December 17)—what some are calling a Hanukkah miracle on the first day of the holiday that celebrates religious freedom.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England announced on Wednesday (December 17) that Libby Lane, a parish priest from Hale, a small village outside Manchester, would become its first woman bishop, ending centuries of all-male leadership in this country’s established church.
(The Christian Science Monitor) Members of Australia’s Muslim community were among thousands of people who laid flowers and other tributes at a makeshift memorial in downtown Sydney after a violent siege left two hostages and the gunman dead.
(The Christian Science Monitor) When German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned a rash of hate-mongering on the streets of Dresden Monday, it was the second time in just months that she’s had to appeal to the public to act with tolerance.