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November, 2012

Gary Glitter arrested as BBC faces new questions

November 6, 2012 ·  ,

British police arrested convicted sex offender Gary Glitter yesterday as part of an investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, while further questions have been raised about the corporation itself and its former director Mark Thompson. Glitter was released on bail 10 hours later. But the arrest – […]


Uganda to repay Irish Aid funds

November 6, 2012 ·  , The Irish Times

The government of Uganda is to repay €4 million of Irish Aid funding which was transferred into unauthorised accounts. Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore confirmed today he has had assurances from the highest level in the African country that the misappropriated money will be paid back in full. The prime minister of […]


Should the Philippines decriminalize prostitution? – UN-backed report on sex workers splits Philippine opinion

November 5, 2012 ·  , Kerima Bulan T. Navales, Davao City Philippines, October 25, 2012

Ana Luisa Calix was only 15 years old when she was raped. A friend, who she trusted, sold her to a rapist. Thus began her rapid descent into prostitution in Davao, the largest city in Mindanao. Trapped in a world where girls of her age are easily and readily exploited, she had nobody to turn […]


BRING ME HIS HEAD ON ICE – 5 MILLION REWARD OFFERED – Vice-mayor calls for decapitated head of alleged car thief

November 5, 2012 ·  , Kerima Bulan T. Navales, Davao City, Philippines October 29, 2012

A war of words has broken out between the chief of the nation’s human rights body and the controversial vice-mayor of a southern city after the local official called for a suspected car thief’s decapitated head to be brought before him. Loretta Ann Rosales, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, said the call issued […]


Silent spring to silent transformation: Six reasons for our environmental concern

November 5, 2012 ·  By Jaime Tatay SJ (ECOJESUIT via CNUA) .

This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring, a book written by Rachel Carson that prompted the concern about the environment in developed countries, exposing the dangers of pesticide use in farming, wildlife, and people’s health. Since the American biologist first drew attention to the effects of industrial pollution on environment and on human health, […]


Indian Women Theologians say a building dignity is Christian mission – Statement of the Indian Women Theologians’ Forum (IWTF)

November 5, 2012 ·  , CRI, Virginia Saldanha,

The growing disparity in our country caused by neo liberal globalization has resulted in chronic malnutrition particularly of women and children. Despite India’s claim to economic growth and the abundant stocks of grain beyond the capacity for safe storage, there are alarmingly large numbers of people that still go hungry. In Maharashtra alone, 77 children […]


To live with a goal and purpose, is to live fully

November 1, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

We are human because we can think, Can choose the good reject the bad, Know the difference between right and wrong, We can love others unselfishly we can sing a song, Write a poem, Can be happy and be sad.   To live a life of value is to have a conscience clean Follow it […]

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