from Full Focus:

Homeless America

December 23, 2011

As a homeless child, Aeisha joined ranks with 1.6 million children living in shelters, motels, doubled up with other families or living on the streets of the United States last year, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. That marked a 38 percent jump in child homelessness since 2007. To put a face to the breadth and depth of the homeless problem, a team of Reuters journalists fanned out across the country in the past week, for interviews with parents and children who are down on their luck.

from FaithWorld:

Obama meets Dalai Lama at White House, China sees U.S. interference

July 17, 2011

(The Dalai Lama arrives to deliver A Talk for World Peace on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 9, 2011/Yuri Gripas)

from FaithWorld:

Hillary Clinton seeks to smooth Islamic defamation row with OIC

July 15, 2011

(U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (L) in Istanbul July 15, 2011/Murad Sezer)

from FaithWorld:

“The Ledge” equals “God for Dummies” – film review

July 8, 2011

(Actor Charlie Hunnam poses for a portrait while promoting the movie "The Ledge" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 22, 2011/Mario Anzuoni )

from Reuters Investigates:

Intrigue in China’s U.S. Treasury buying

June 30, 2011

A Reuters exclusive today describes a method China used recently to hide some of its U.S. Treasury purchases - "US caught China buying more Treasuries than disclosed."

from FaithWorld:

U.S. shifts to closer contact with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

June 30, 2011

(U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a news conference in Budapest June 30, 2011/Bernadett Szabo)

from FaithWorld:

U.S. to resume formal Muslim Brotherhood contacts, official says

June 30, 2011

(The skyline of Washington DCl, May 22, 2009/Larry Downing)

The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior U.S. official said, in a step that reflects the Islamist group's growing political weight but that is almost certain to upset Israel and its U.S. backers.  "The political landscape in Egypt has changed, and is changing," said the senior official, who spokeon Wednesday on condition of anonymity. "It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency."

from FaithWorld:

National impact expected from New York gay marriage law: experts

June 26, 2011

(A rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride hangs from the awning of a store in New York June 22, 2011/Shannon Stapleton)

from FaithWorld:

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania turns to God for fiscal relief

June 18, 2011

(The state capitol dome over Harrisburg, 24 December 2004/Pollinator)


Pennsylvania's debt-ridden capital of Harrisburg has tried every form of fiscal belt-tightening, from layoffs to furloughs to filing for bankruptcy. Now, it is turning to God.

from FaithWorld:

Ayman al-Zawahri: Suburban doctor who became chief of al Qaeda

June 16, 2011

(Ayman al-Zawahri speaks from an unknown location, in this still image taken from video uploaded on a social media website June 8, 2011/Reuters TV)