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Egyptian Air Strikes in Libya Kill Dozens of Isis Militants
Last edited 16th February 2015

Training bases and weapons stockpiles targeted day after Islamic State militants post beheadings video

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Egyptian Church Confirms 21 Christians Killed by Islamic State
Last edited 15th February 2015

Warning - Some of the content in this article could disturb readers.

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Nigerian Bishop Slams Government Corruption
Last edited 15th February 2015

Bitterly condemning “the ugly tide of corruption” in Nigeria’s government, the Bishop of Sokoto has highlighted the challenges awaiting the next administration in the wake of an election postponed due to the violence of Boko Haram. Presidential elections had been slated for Feb. 14, but were postponed until March 28. In a memorandum sent to international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto – in Nigeria’s northwest, said the next parliament must urgently confront a range of pressing issues that he said are destabilising the nation.

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Chapel Hill Shooting: Three Young Muslims Gunned Down in North Carolina Family Home
Last edited 12th February 2015

A family of three young Muslims has been shot dead in their home in a quiet neighbourhood of North Carolina in the US. Police have named the victims as 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19.

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Jail, Not Death: Appropriate Punishment According to Australia's Bishops
Last edited 12th February 2015

With two of their nationals on Indonesia's death row over drug trafficking offenses, the Australian bishops are appealing to the government to stay their executions by firing squad, believed to be imminent. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were in a group of nine Australians arrested in Bali in 2005 with more than 18 lb of heroin. Their fellow drug traffickers were sentenced to life in prison, but in 2006 they were given the death penalty.

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Spotlight on Social Justice in Lent: Project Compassion in Australia
Last edited 10th February 2015

Running through the six weeks of Lent each year, Caritas Australia's Project Compassion is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of caring supporters, all in the name of justice and peace.

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Pope to Address Congress in Joint Session in September
Last edited 5th February 2015

Pope Francis will address a joint session of the US Congress on September 24. Speaker of the House John Boehner announced the papal appearance on February, noting that Pope Francis "will become the first leader of the Holy See to address a joint meeting of Congress.'

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Legal Expert Shines Light on Religious Liberty in the European Courtroom
Last edited 4th February 2015

Hosted at the School of Law's Moot Court, Professor Hill, a specialist in law and religious liberty claims, spoke about the importance of religious liberty and discussed a range of religion and the law cases heard by courts in the United Kingdom and by the European Court of Human Rights. His talk focused on recent decisions of the European Court of Human Rights on how to appropriately resolve conflicts between a claim to religious liberty and a claim to be free from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

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Another Tragic Death by Islamic State - Please Pray
Last edited 3rd February 2015

Jordan has confirmed the death of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh after a video published online by Islamic State (IS) claimed to show him being burned alive. The pilot was captured when his plane came down near Raqqa, Syria, in December during a mission against IS. The video posted online on Tuesday was distributed via a Twitter account known as a source for IS propaganda.

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Peter Greste: Al-Jazeera Journalist Freed by Egypt
Last edited 1st February 2015

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been freed and deported from Egypt and flown to Cyprus, bringing an end to 400 days behind bars. The Australian ex-BBC correspondent was arrested in December 2013 and tried on charges that included spreading false news and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood. Two other al-Jazeera men, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, remain in detention.

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