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World Day of the Sick Is Set for Sydney

World Day of the Sick Is Set for Sydney Hospitals Are Privileged Centers to Proclaim Love of God, Pope Says SYDNEY, Australia, FEB. 7, 2001 (Zenit.org).- This weekend's World Day of the Sick will emphasize that places of suffering are privileged centers for the new...

Campaign Targets Death Penalty in Japan

Campaign Targets Death Penalty in Japan TOKYO, FEB. 7, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Japanese Catholics have begun a series of initiatives to raise public awareness about the ethical questions posed by the death penalty, which this country still uses. Bishops have announced that...

Globalization Debate Heats Up Again

Globalization Debate Heats Up Again Despite Economic Progress, Gaps Between Nations Widen DAVOS, Switzerland, FEB. 3, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The latest gathering of business and political leaders at the town of Davos finished last Tuesday. The event drew vehement protests...

"Decade to Overcome Violence" Inaugurated by WCC

"Decade to Overcome Violence" Inaugurated BERLIN, FEB. 6, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The World Council of Churches this week solemnly inaugurated the "Decade To Overcome Violence." The event, begun Sunday, is a joint commitment of the churches and Christian communities that...

Domestic (USA) Hunger & Poverty Facts

Domestic Hunger & Poverty Facts Hunger in the U.S. has remained at the same level between 1995 and 1998, despite a booming economy. USDA * Thirty-one million people live in households that experience hunger or the risk of hunger. This represents one in ten...

International Facts on Hunger and Poverty

International Facts on Hunger and Poverty In developing countries, one child in 10 dies before his fifth birthday. By comparison, in the United States one child in 165 will die before turning five years old. (UNICEF) Almost 800 million people—about one-sixth of the...

Africa: Hunger to Harvest

Africa: Hunger to Harvest Bread for the World's 2001 Offering of Letters, Africa: Hunger to Harvest, urges Congress to help reduce hunger in Africa through continued funding for debt relief and an increase of $1 billion in poverty-focused assistance to Africa....

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