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We need to make room for these, our less fortunate sisters and brothers, in our attitudes and actions, in our hearts and lives. We must restore the joys of childhood, the needed education to refugee children.

The impact of a Trump administration crackdown on illegal border crossings from Mexico has created a political storm in the US. A Columban priest based in El Paso reports on the situation.

In parliamentary elections tomorrow, Saturday 12 May, Iraq will decide on a new prime minister and president. Mike Simpson, chief executive of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, looks at how corruption, unemployment and sectarianism are among the issues that must be addressed if Iraq's beleagured Christian community is to have any chance of survival.

Clifford Longley addresses the dangerous consequences of blurred lines between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism

The Windrush fiasco is now being portrayed as a slip-up in the delivery if an otherwise good policy. It is much worse than that. The flaw lies in the policy itself – the deliberate cultivation of a 'really hostile environment" for anyone in the country illegally'.

When plans for war are hatched in the context of promises 'to make America great again', western statesmen ought to take a deep breath and consider the wisdom of Augustine and Thomas Aquinas

The long and frustrating search for a solution to the Syrian problem cannot succeed unless it takes into account that at the heart of the conflict is a religious quarrel roughly 1,400 years old. Peace in the region is only likely to come about if Muslims of both persuasions can agree to live with their differences

11 April 2018 | by Charles Hampton

Zimbabwe draws breath, but how fresh is the air?

Charles Hampton, who worked in Zimbabwe between 1980 and 1984, visits the country in the aftermath of Robert Mugabe's removal from power

Julie Sarti went to Zambia as one of four people selected from Oxfam’s committed supporters to see first-hand how donations are spent. She came away encouraged, inspired and reassured

02 April 2018 | by Louise Cowley

The timeless wonder of the Shroud of Turin

Louise Cowley on visiting the Shroud: 'This strange sense of a presence that occupied my being, grew, refusing to be ignored as did my excitement as I gained some small sense of what I was about to see and yet could not grasp its magnitude.'

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