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Religious Leaders Condemn Family Separations—but Not Necessarily Trump

His “zero-tolerance” policy has been called “traumatic” and “cruel.” But his most stalwart supporters are sticking with him.

 

Israeli population growth: A ticking bomb, or an incredible opportunity?

sraelis, do you spend too much time in traffic jams? Do you think that it’s hard to buy an apartment in Israel? Are you worried about the Kinneret’s “red line,” the one that shows we’re running out of water? All these are symptoms, side-effects, of the accelerated growth of population in Israel. Let’s try to imagine what it might be like in Israel in another 20 or 30 years.

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Israel Is Growing

Children as political hostages

The relations between Russia and the United States are not going through the best of times and, perhaps, we are at the bottom. without going into political details, it is worth paying attention to the fact that relations between countries are not only a dialogue of foreign ministers and the work of the embassy. This relationship between peoples, reflected in thousands of fates and personalities.

Kenya: Thousands infertile after govt-sponsored vaccination - Odinga

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday claimed that at least 500,000 young girls and women may be infertile, following a tetanus vaccine administered by the government in 2014 and 2015.

While addressing the media in Nairobi, Odinga said girls and women aged between 14 and 49 from the fastest growing populations in the country will not have children, because of a state-sponsored sterilization exercise that was sold to the country as a tetanus vaccination.

When Population Control Becomes Genocide

Burmese government seeks to drive down the Rohingya birth rate, as well as drive them out of the country

Jonathan Abbamonte
March 28, 2018

Northern Myanmar—the country we used to call Burma—is the site of a brutal and ongoing ethnic cleansing campaign. It is well known that the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority from the north-western Burmese state of Rakhine, are systematically persecuted and that large numbers are fleeing across the border to India.

Up to Two-Thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s 1.1 Billion People Want to Migrate to the EU, U.S.

Up to two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africa’s 1.1 billion population want to migrate to Europe or to the United States, with millions planning to make the move in the next five years.

Around half of people in Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, and South Africa, and three quarters of those questioned in Ghana and Nigeria, want to immigrate to the U.S. or Europe, according to a study by Pew Research Centre published Thursday.

Around 40 per cent of those in Senegal, Ghana, and Nigeria who want to leave said they intend to do so in the next five years.

Pope Francis Decries ‘Demographic Winter’ of Nations That Have ‘Chosen Sterility’

In his homily at Tuesday morning Mass, Pope Francis reflected on the blessing of fertility and the dangers of going down the path of self-imposed barrenness as some modern nations have done.

The Pope reminded his congregation in the chapel at his Saint Marta residence in the Vatican that the very first commandment God gives to man is to “be fruitful and multiply.” Fruitfulness in the Bible is always a blessing, he continued, because “where there is God, there is fruitfulness.”

Initiative changing family definition in Romanian Constitution, voted by the deputies

The Chamber of Deputies adopted on Tuesday, May 9, the citizens’ initiative that aims to change the definition of family in Romania’s Constitution.

The project passed with 232 votes in favor, 22 against, and 13 abstentions, reports local Agerpres. However, the Senate also has to vote on this initiative before a national referendum will be called to have Romanians decide if they agree or not to making this change in the Constitution.

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