Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Student symposium highlights social justice efforts

High-school and college students share ideas about reaching ill, elderly, homeless, and disabled
High school students check in for the Voices of Hope, a day-long symposium at Corpus Christi College. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
One hundred high-school and college students gathered at Corpus Christi College to discuss dignity and social justice Feb. 24. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Massive new report documents ISIS genocide of Christians in Iraq, Syria
Refugees and migrants from Iraq and Syria wait for permission to leave a registration and transit camp near Gevgelija, Macedonia, Feb. 24. The Knights of Columbus, based in New Haven, Conn., and the Washington-based group In Defence of Christians have mounted a petition campaign asking Secretary of State John Kerry to make a decision on whether to make a declaration of genocide in the Middle East. CNS photo / Georgi Licovski, EPA.
One week before the State Department must announce if Islamic State atrocities against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are genocide, a 278-page report has been released documenting that Christians there do face genocide. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Toronto and Ottawa prelates step up campaign against euthanasia
Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto.
The Catholic archbishops in two of Canada's largest English-speaking dioceses stepped up their campaign against euthanasia and assisted suicide, calling the faithful to action March 5-6. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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