A Christmas letter from a PIME missionary in the slums of the far periphery of the metropolis Jan 03, 2022 P. Adriano Pelosin, PIME (Photo by AsiaNews) Father Adriano Pelosin“Participation, Communion and Mission”, the theme of the Synod, is lived in the daily life of our community. The requests of the poorest are always heard …

The highest listed caste population among Indian states is fragmented and wants better representation Punjab is the state with the highest percentage of the listed caste population in India at nearly 32%, yet the community has not seen the emergence of strong leaders in major political parties. Clear caste divisions within the SCs, the landlessness …

“Masc 4 masc”. “No fem”. “Discreet only”. These are phrases you’ll see a lot on hookup apps like Grindr and Scruff. And while most users will attribute it to a matter of “preference”, some argue that this aversion to outward manifestations of homosexuality is a symptom of a much larger problem: internalized homophobia. But what …

Wall Street flies as it crosses the finish line in a tumultuous year Wall Street changed little in light trading on Friday, with investors taking a break as they prepare to ring in the New Year and close the books in 2021, marking the second year of recovery from a global pandemic. The three major …

Srinagar: Political leaders in Kashmir, including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, were under house arrest on Saturday, ahead of a protest sit-in against the government’s intention to redraw the electoral districts of ruled Jammu and Kashmir by New Delhi. Senior leaders of the People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an alliance …

Parents of twins would turn to wizards who were making rules they felt they had to follow to keep their children and themselves safe, said Sawadogo, who did his doctoral research on mothers of twins. These beliefs and practices persist today despite the established scientific explanation for how twins come into the world. Zagre and …

In the grip of the pandemic and its declining relevance in society, the Church of England is struggling to keep the faithful from going astray. Perhaps for the first time in a thousand years, the number of people claiming to be Christians in England and Wales is close to falling below 50%, according to data …

TWH asked our resident tarot expert and editor, Star Bsutamonte, to give a spiritual look into the future and she took up the challenge. Star made our card of the week in the Pagan Community Notes. So we asked for a 12 month spiritual outlook for the coming year that might provide some useful pointers …

WASHINGTON – As Americans enter the third year of the pandemic, they can expect to receive much less federal aid. There will be no more stimulus checks. Reinforced unemployment benefits and guaranteed paid sick leave programs have expired. The latest round of expanded child tax credit payments was launched earlier this month, and the hiatus …

This one is a little different from the others, but bear with me. In early September, the Jewish people celebrated the Hebrew New Year 5782. It is also a shmita year, a 12-month sabbatical for the planet that takes place every seven years. Described in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, shmita (rhymes with pita) is a year …