Posts Tagged ‘Minorities’

Scapegoating – Gay Catholic priest spent years learning why people target minorities

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

At the age of nine, Catholic priest and scholar James Alison realised two things. The first was that he was gay. The second was that his life would never be the same. “I did know immediately that basically, I was lost,” he tells ABC RN’s Soul Search. “I lost my parents’ world, their political world, Read more

Cardinal Dew acknowledges shortcomings in regard to LGBT and migrant communities

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

“We humbly acknowledge our shortcomings, especially with regards to particular groups in society such as the LGBT community who have felt a very real sense of rejection through the Church,” says Cardinal John Dew. And he says the church has also probably fallen short in fully meeting the needs of recent migrant communities. Dew said Read more

Pope Francis calls for an end to persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Prior to the announcement that he is to visit Mayannar, Pope Francis has appealed for an end to the violent persecution of the minority population in Burma. “Sad news has reached us of the persecution of our Rohingya brothers and sisters, a religious minority,” the Holy Father told pilgrims and tourist in St Peter’s Square. “I would like to Read more

Syrian Christians look to Russia for support

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A group of Syrian Christians — claimed to number 50,000 — have asked for dual Russian citizenship, saying they are “scared of the conspiracy of the West and hateful fanatics who are waging a brutal war against our country”. Their action was reported by the Russian news agency Interfax, which also carried a Russian Orthodox Read more

Iraq Christians living in fear of fresh violence

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Christians in Iraq continue to be scared of fresh violence, according to Fr Amir Jae, the superior of the Dominican order  in Baghdad. Jae, who is also vicar to the Arab World told Aid to the Church in Need that “Living in Iraq means living in fear.” There is nowhere people can feel safe and Read more

Blacks and minorities dip out more in recession

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The “Great Recession” has left black and minority households significantly worse off than white households and the wealth gap is at its widest in 25 years, since the US government began publishing statistics by ethnicity. According to the study conducted by Pew Research Centre the median wealth of white households was 20 times that of black Read more