Cardinal Nichols Prays for Peace in Nagorno Karabakh

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has echoed Pope Francis’ call for peace in Nagorno Karabakh and offered his prayers for all those affected by the conflict.

In a letter to Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, Primate of the Armenian Church in the UK and Ireland, Cardinal Nichols said:

“The tragedy and futility of the continued stalemate that has persisted for so long, and now the open warfare threatening to engulf the region, make a just negotiated settlement ever more vital. The international community has a heavy responsibility to ensure that the violence ceases and that the peoples of the region can at last experience the peace long denied to them.”

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US Bishops’ Book for Children on Racial Injustice Winner of 2020 Moonbeam Award

Earlier this year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and Loyola Press published Everyone Belongs, an illustrated children’s book addressing racism. Today, it was announced that the book has been awarded a gold medal in the Religion/Spirituality category of the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.

Everyone Belongs, inspired by the November 2018 statement of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism), empowers young readers to reflect on the dignity of the human person created in God’s image and the reality of racism in our society.

Intended for children ages 5-12, Everyone Belongs helps young readers explore potential solutions, reconciliation, and healing. The children’s book, published by Loyola Press, shares the story of a young boy whose family fled violence in their home country to come to the United States as refugees. The family’s excitement as they move into a new neighborhood is interrupted when someone spray paints a hurtful message on their garage. Everyone Belongs will allow conversations with readers about what our faith calls us to do, especially now, as our country grapples with the realities of racial injustice.

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100km for 300,000 People Made Homeless

A benefactor of a leading Catholic charity has raised more than £2,700 for the people of Beirut by walking 100 kilometers (62 miles) in three weeks.

Annie Martin, 68, from the Ealing Abbey Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) parish group in west London, told the charity that she embarked on her challenge after being horrified by the explosion in the Lebanese capital.

More than 200 people died following the blast in early August, at least 6,000 were injured and more than 300,000 were made homeless.

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New Book by Giuseppe Sabella: Transforming Industry to Care for Our Common Home

As the world suffers from the COVID-19 pandemic, and one considers what can be done (even Pope Francis in his recent social encyclical Fratelli Tutti), a new help is on bookshelves to explain how the transformation of industry can be of central importance to respecting our Common Home.

This is the thesis of the book of well known Italian author, Giuseppe Sabella, in his latest book ‘Ripartenza Verde (‘Green Restart’): Industry and Globalization during the Time of COVID’ (‘Green Restart’), published by Rubbettino, an Italian publishing house which has published several books by Michael Novak.

Giuseppe Sabella is Executive Director of THINK-IN and research fellow of the Donald Lynch Foundation in North Carolina, USA. An industry expert and Think-industry4.0 project coordinator, he has collaborated and collaborates with various publications including Il Sole 24Ore, Il Sussidario and Start Magazine.

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