Posts Tagged ‘Violence’

Pornography, violence and entitlement Comments 0

Friday, June 5th, 2015
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A young woman stands in a room with several men around her. She tells the men that she is taking women’s studies at university. They respond by grabbing her throat to silence her. They move onto slapping her and pulling off her clothes. The scene that follows is too graphic to recount. After the men Read more

Churches challenged to champion elimination of violence Comments 0

Friday, May 15th, 2015
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The Anglican Diocese of Polynesia aims to work ecumenically to eliminate all forms of violence – at home and in the community. They  hope to work with other churches in the future to champion the elimination of violence in all forms. Diocesan secretary/registrar John Simmons said there was a need to tackle the issue and Read more

At Easter, Pope implores God to stop violence in the world Comments 0

Friday, April 10th, 2015

In his traditional Easter Sunday blessing to the city and the world, Pope Francis several times implored God to stop violence in many parts of the world. The Pope mentioned Iraq and Syria, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and Ukraine. Francis also called on Christians to look at Read more

Five former St. Joseph’s students charged with assault Comments 0

Friday, April 10th, 2015
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Five former students of St. Joseph’s College in Samoa are facing assault charges after a video clip of them assaulting another student was circulated on social media. Police Superintendent Lemalu Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu confirmed the charges last Thursday. The five students have all been expelled from school after the video clip was circulated on social Read more

Gang rape of nun, 74, sparks outrage in India Comments 0

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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The gang rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal has intensified anger over sexual violence in India. A 74-year-old nun was attacked by six men during a burglary at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, which was attached to a school in eastern West Bengal. The woman is in a stable condition in a Read more

Monis’ madness not of Islam Comments 0

Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott refuses to link hostage taker Man Haron Monis with Islam. “We don’t blame the Pope for the IRA, and we don’t blame the Catholics living next door for the folly of some people, the folly and madness of some people who may claim a Christian motivation. And I think we Read more

Religion and violence Comments 0

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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(RNS) In the West, the idea that religion is inherently violent is taken for granted by everyone from academics to cab drivers, says British religion scholar Karen Armstrong, the former Roman Catholic nun who wrote the best-selling “A History of God.” Her new book, “Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence,” picks at the Read more

Violent talk and the sins of the father Comments 0

Friday, October 24th, 2014
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The week before our Prime Minister promised to “shirt-front” the president of Russia, I was at the gravesite of a man who hit his wife so hard she went through a door. The man was my grandfather, on my father’s side, and the woman he assaulted was his wife, my beloved Nana.  When this man Read more

Pope says religions that promote violence must be refuted Comments 0

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Pope Francis has told Albanian religious leaders that distorted forms of religion that promote violence must be firmly refuted as false. During a one day visit to the former communist nation on September 21, the Pope said authentic religion is a source of peace. “To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To Read more

One family’s history of violence Comments 0

Friday, August 8th, 2014
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It’s a “national tragedy”, a “dirty secret”, an “outrage”. But within the hyperbole surrounding the issue of domestic violence in our country are countless stories of individuals and families who have felt its impact first-hand. My own family has such a story – but we’re ‘lucky ones’, who ‘got away’. My sister and I escaped Read more