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This weekend churches all over Great Britain and the world will mark Sea Sunday – a day to remember seafarers and to pray for them, their families and for all who support them.

The Community of Sant’Egidio is an influential diplomatic actor, which has solved numerous conflicts in third world countries. In fact, the NGO is nicknamed the “UN of Trastevere”, after the Rome borough in which it is found.

As Jimmy Burns joined the People's Vote march in London, he found himself wanting to go on believing that more unites Britain with Europe than divides it, and that there is much to be learned from each other to make it a better European Union, not least in developing a coherent, practical and humanitarian immigration policy.

Brother Alois, Prior of Taizé, reflects on the Pope's historic visit to Geneva for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches

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'.

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