Tag Archives: Rwanda

Social crisis in Central African Republic

Violence between Christian majority and Muslim minority communities has torn the social fabric of the Central African Republic, one of the world’s poorest countries. Over 1,000 people have been killed since Michel Djotodia seized power in March 2013. Reciprocal massacres have led many observers to see a real possibility of a Rwanda-type genocide. Continue reading

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The Child Catchers

Review of The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption by Kathryn Joyce, which explores the religious Right’s renewed enthusiasm for domestic and international adoption. Continue reading

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Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) and his legacy

Achebe made a great statement of responsibility toward the future. His questions are only more significant because they resonate beyond the Africa of newly-won independence to a world struggling with the meaning of history and revolution. Continue reading

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Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden resignation announcement on Feb. 11 took the world by surprise. It is the first time in almost … Continue reading

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Breivik whitewash?

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Breivik whitewash? Norway may not try Anders Behring Breivik for murdering 69 young people on Utoya Island last July 22. He was first declared psychotic … Continue reading

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