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Peter Singer on why we don’t help the global poor and why we should

By Charles C. Camosy — December 5, 2019

(RNS) — ‘To live an ethical life it’s not enough to refrain from lying, stealing or killing,’ says the renowned bioethicist. ‘We have to assist people who lack the necessities they need to survive.’

When it comes to global conflict, churches are the best solution we never think of

By timbreene, Scott Arbeiter — September 6, 2019

(RNS) — There is a solution that can help us connect with the needs of communities in faraway places, one that sits on many street corners in our downtowns and backroads in our country and theirs: local churches.

Dodging dangers, mission groups weigh risks and rewards

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald — August 15, 2018

(RNS) — This year’s many pitfalls, from fuel price riots in Haiti to violent unrest in Nicaragua, have forced a fresh reckoning with thorny questions: How much risk is too much?

Spotty training, increased violence impact young aid workers

By Mary Bowerman — February 11, 2015

(RNS) The risk of foreign aid work, especially for young people, has again been thrust into the national spotlight after the death of 26-year-old Kayla Mueller.

Fewer than 1,000 Muslims left in Central African Republic capital

By Fredrick Nzwili — March 11, 2014

(RNS) On March 7, U.N Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said that less than 1 percent of Bangui’s 100,000 Muslims remained in the capital of the Central African Republic.

Central African Republic’s top clerics call for peacekeepers

By Elizabeth Bryant — January 23, 2014

PARIS (RNS) The Central African Republic’s top Muslim and Christian clerics called Thursday for a United Nations peacekeeping force to end their country’s brutal conflict.

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