Philipppines: Aglipay and Catholic Reconciliation
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Philipppines: Aglipay and Catholic Reconciliation

The Philippine Catholic Church and the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (commonly called Aglipay Chuch) released today (August 03, 2021) a joint statement committing to continue the healing process of the estranged relationships between the two churches.  The IFI is a Christian denomination that broke away from the Catholic Church in 1902 due to alleged mistreatment of…

South Africa: Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu – A Portrait
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South Africa: Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu – A Portrait

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality“. While his opposition to Apartheid was admired, his insistence on rejection of violence…

April 1994 – Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
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April 1994 – Remembering the Rwandan Genocide

At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Mufti of Rwanda, the most respected Muslim leader in the country, issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the killing of the Tutsi. As the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect…