Mexicans who help build U.S. President Donald Trump's planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said
The Catholic pontiff concluded his four-day visit to Colombia by giving an open Mass in which he encouraged Colombian population to be involved in the peace process to help the country recover from its decades-long armed conflict with the FARC and other guerrilla groups. He also addressed the heavy polarization among Colombian society.
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Muslim Latino play a unique role as a bridge between the nation’s Muslims and Latinos, two groups in the crosshairs of the Trump Administration.
En El Monje y el Filósofo, el célebre pensador francés Jean-François Revel dialoga con su hijo para entender los motivos que le llevaron a abandonar su brillante carrera científica y convertirse en monje budista.
This is the history and reality of a cultural element that has been misrepresented and has become a symbol of fear.
La identidad de las mujeres musulmanas parece ser ahora asunto de todos. Es momento de echar un ojo a la historia y preguntarnos qué hay de verdad y qué no en lo que nos cuentan los medios de comunicación en su batalla por la supervivencia del Occidentalismo.
Los nuevos cambios en la ley de prohibición de viaje de Trump parecen no cambiar en lo absoluto su misión inicial.
El Presidente Donald J. Trump será recordado como uno de los presidentes estadounidenses que más se esforzaron en cumplir su palabra.
Tras la oposición que recibió la Ley de Prohibición de Viaje inicial que introdujo la nueva administración – suspendiendo el ingreso a los Estados Unidos a ciudadanos provenientes de siete países de mayoría musulmana – la promesa de aprobar una versión revisada no se hizo esperar.
After searching for 27 years, the Tibetan Buddhist Center can call North Philadelphia its new home. After its grand opening this past weekend, they started the Tibetan New Year with the Palden Lhamo Tea Ceremony. This is an authentic ceremony that offers great benefit, with a history dating back over 1000 years.
Betsy DeVos was confirmed on Wednesday as Education Secretary despite education activists and concerned citizens see her as an enemy of publich schools, with no experience and with questionable religious and conservative views.
The Head of the European Jewish Congress warned of his 'deep concern' about Anti-Semitism rising across West as result of 'populism and isolationism', reports The Independent.
The same day Donald Trump was being sworn into office in Washington DC, Pope Francis granted EL PAÍS a long interview at the Vatican, during which he called for prudence in the face of widespread alarm over the new US president.
Desde que Fidel Castro prohibió la religión al tomar el control de Cuba en 1959, la mayoría de la población en la Isla es católica. Cuando el Papa Juan Pablo II visitó Cuba en 1998, hubo un pequeño porcentaje de cubanos que supusieron que quizás el gobierno se estaría volviendo más tolerante a la religión. ¿Aceptarían también el Islam?
Since Fidel Castro banned religion when he took control of Cuba in 1959, the majority of the population on the island is Catholic. By the time Pope John Paul II visited Cuba in 1998, there was a small percentage of Cubans who figured that the government was becoming more tolerant of other religions. Could they be more accepting of Islam?
Tanto como las tradiciones Americanas cuentan con abrir una botella de champaña o ver la bola de Times Square descender a la media noche, asimismo existen tradiciones Latinas que se llevan a cabo el 31 de Diciembre y que quizás desconocías.
As much as popping a bottle of champagne or watching the ball drop in Times Square at the stroke of midnight is a very traditional American custom. There are several Latino customs done on December 31st that you might not have known existed.
Tell me what is your religion and I will guess if you went to College.
Religious minorities in the United States are far more likely to have attended college or a vocational school than members of the Christian majority, according to a review conducted by the Pew Research Center, based on data from 151 countries.
Pope Francis has compared media organizations that focus on scandals and promote fake news to discredit people's lives with those who are obsessed with excrements. Using striking terminology, Francis said journalists and the media must avoid falling into “coprophilia” – an obsession with eating faeces.
Spreading disinformation is “probably the greatest damage that the media can do”, the Pope told the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio. It is a sin to defame people, he added.
In 2015 more than 135,000 babies were born in Colombia to 15 to 19 year old mothers.
This problem has less to do with social and cultural stigmas, but with extreme poverty, says Catalina Escobar, chair of Juanfe, an non profit organization in Colombia that works with teenager mothers living in extreme poverty conditions and has saved the lives of more than 300 new-borns since its foundation, in 2001.
Churches not only bring faith and civic value, but also an economic value, an "economic halo" that averages $1.5 million per congregation in Philadelphia, according to a recent report by Partners for Sacred Places and University of Pennsylvania professor Ram Cnaan.
That report, "How Catholic Places Serve Civic Purposes: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Economic 'Halo Effects,' " put the economic weight of the archdiocese and other Catholic entities in Southeastern Pennsylvania at $4.2 billion in fiscal 2015.
Horst Wenzel is a 27 year old German from Dortmund who is helping refugee men from Muslim countries integrate into German society by learning how to hit on German women.
"I'd love to marry a German woman and live with her. She could help me with the language, and she knows the place and the laws much better than I do" , says Omar Mohammed, a shy 24-year-old Syrian refugee that attends ‘flirting classes” from Horst Wenzel.
The demonstrations by native Americans against the Dakota Access Pipeline will surely be remembered as a landmark in relations between Christianity – especially the Catholic church– and indigenous people. The Christian clergy have been attending the voice of protests of over 200 indigenous groups since the polemic Pipeline project begun. Catholic church is very engaged in this cause, given that Pope Francis called for a rapid switch away from fossil fuels in his environmental encyclical.
Father Alejandro Solalinde is 71 years old and holds a backpack of hard experiences in his back, but his small dark eyes have not lost even a spark of vitality. Born in Texcoco, Mexico, this Mexican Catholic priest has become a champion in the fight for the human rights of migrants in Central America. Solalinde is the founder of Hermanos en el Camino, a network of shelters and parishes that provide food, medical care and accommodation to Latin American immigrants who cross Mexico to reach the United States.
El padre Alejandro Solalinde tiene 71 años y una mochila de duras experiencias colgada a la espalda, pero sus ojos pequeños y oscuros no han perdido ni una chispa de vitalidad. Nacido en Texcoco, México, este sacerdote católico mexicano es uno de los referentes en la lucha por los derechos humanos de los migrantes en América Latina.
Syria used to be the home of 1.5 million Christians before the war. Now there are only 600,000. Most of them flew to Turkey or Lebanon, and they will never come back. Others are among the 200.000 people dead in this cruel civil war. “It’s an open war, but it can be stopped, if there is will”, says Jean Abdou Arbach, Greek-Catholic Archbishop of Homs, in Syria. “Today, all the world powers are in Syria. What does Russia want? What do the Americans want? We must wait and see what is going to be Trump’s political strategy for the Middle East.
“Un adolescente sin hogar no se parece a lo que probablemente te imagines como un adolescente sin hogar”, explica John Ducoff, director ejecutivo de Covenant House Pennsylvania. “Los adolescentes y los niños se preocupan mucho por las apariencias y por cómo son percibidos. Por esta razón, se vuelven una comunidad invisible, y nuestra misión es sacarlos de la sombra”.
“A homeless teen isn’t what you probably think a homeless teen looks like,”John Ducoff, the Executive Director of Covenant House Pennsylvania, explains.“Teens and kids care too much about keeping up with appearances and how they’re perceived. For that reason, they remain an invisible community, and our mission is to bring them out of the shadows.”