As a teenager growing up in communist East Germany in the 1980s, Ellen Ueberschär learned of freedom of speech in her church parish and she believes that fundamental digital rights will not prevail on their own or through voluntary commitments by corporations.
One of the planet's biggest arms trade fair mid-September in London will assemble more than 1,600 companies that develop, make, and sell war weaponry, but it has drawn flak from UK Catholic bishops, as well as other Christian and activist groups. The fair comes days after the commemoration of 911, when people remember the terrorist attacks planned from Afghanistan onto targets in the northeast of the United States and the wars it unleashed in a huge area of the Middle East, including Iraq.
Faith communities, because they are trusted, governments, international organizations, foundations, the private sector, and civil society organizations are essential in every response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization has told an interfaith gathering.
The man elected as chief chaplain at Harvard, Greg Epstein, does not believe in God. He will serve a university founded in 1636 to train Protestant clergy with the choice draw some flak over twitter, but acceptance at the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
The popular American evangelist and Bible teacher Beth Moore begged Christians to stop politicizing the coronavirus when she posted some tweets saying they need to consider the lives of others before their own.
The Vatican has told a UN meeting in Geneva that the use of "killer robots" and other lethal autonomous weapons systems that use artificial intelligence violates international treaties because innocent civilians could be erroneously targeted.