For the Murle people in the South Sudan, life is lived in moments, some horrific. Poorly trained government soldiers have committed gross human rights violations in Jonglei State robbing businesses, burning homes and churches to the ground, and ruthlessly killing people who cannot escape.
The year 2013 ushered in a number of data milestones in American public opinion. Here is a sampling reported by the Pew Research Center:
More than 100 “creation caretakers” gathered at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center near Little Rock, Ark., recently for “Ethical Earth Care: Keeping Creation Sacred” ― the annual conference of Presbyterians for Earth Care (PEC).
The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs at Christian Theological Seminary is accepting proposals for grants to fund “clergy renewal leaves” for congregations and their pastors.
According to the report “States’ Commitment: Plans and policies to eradicate violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean,” presented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and UN Women in Panama on Nov. 22, there are “critical knots” in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies to eradicate violence.