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US Elections: Sisters on Promoting Issues Not Candidates

While the presence of men or women religious at a political event may already “telegraph” their belief that a particular candidate or campaign is “worth listening to,” St. Joseph Sr. Christine Schenk said, “There’s a wisdom in not outright endorsing any one candidate.” The wisdom of not endorsing contains practical as well as prophetic reasons:…

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Cameroon: Bishops Comment on Low Turnout and Violence at Recent Local Elections

Meanwhile, the bishops expressed concern about the Anglophone crisis in the north-west and south-west regions of the country. “We regret that four months after the holding of the Major National Dialogue, which proposed solutions for ending the crisis in these regions, we are still not satisfied with the situation in these regions,” they said in…

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Cameroon: Election Violence in Anglophone Regions – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch interviewed 55 victims and witnesses of crimes committed by armed separatists and government forces since the elections were announced in November 2019, as well as opposition party members, candidates, and other residents of the North-West and South-West Anglophone regions. Human Rights Watch also analyzed satellite imagery and video footage to independently corroborate witness…