Roundup: Aboriginal incarceration, Hindu religion, Egypt, Horn of Africa, Tuvalu
As Christians we need to oppose the racist narrative that still accepts and justified this terrible destruction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples.
With the rise of religious fundamentalism and religious extremism in the world, as well as recently emerging tensions in India over the issues of conversions, a genuine need exists to review Christian-Hindu relationships afresh, according to the participants of a consultation organised by the World Council of Churches on Christian self-understanding in the context of Hindu religion.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) supports Egyptian Christians in their quest for justice, rejection of violence and initiatives for dialogue in the wake of 9 October clashes between peaceful protestors and the army in Cairo which resulted in 25 people dead, mostly Coptic Christians, while the country was preparing to return to democracy.
Security issues and a deluge of rain are adding to concerns for aid agencies whose funds are already running dangerously low.
Tiny nation is suffering from severe La Niña pattern but its problems run deeper with the risk of being swallowed whole by the Pacific Ocean.