Survivors of clergy sex abuse hope “Spotlight” film brings victims forward

October 30, 2015
(Suzy Nauman (R) of Arlington, Massachusetts leads the way as protesters demonstrate about the clergy child sex abuse scandal in the Boston Archdiocese outside Cardinal Bernard Law's Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, on Mther's Day, May 12, 2002. REUTERS/Jim Bourg)

(Suzy Nauman (R) of Arlington, Massachusetts leads the way as protesters demonstrate about the clergy child sex abuse scandal in Boston, on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2002. REUTERS/Jim Bourg)

Militant-linked Muslim charity on front line of Pakistan quake aid

October 30, 2015
(A girl runs past the debris of a house damaged by the earthquake in Rehan Kot village in District Dir, Pakistan, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood)

(A girl runs past the debris of a house damaged by the earthquake in Rehan Kot village in District Dir, Pakistan, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood)

Are Algeria’s beauty tattoos a sin in Islam? | The Wider Image

October 30, 2015
(Fatma Tarnouni, 106, a berber woman from the Chaouia region, who has facial tattoos, sits inside her house in Taghit in the Aures mountain near the eastern city of Batna, Algeria October 8, 2015. Fatma was tattooed aged 10 by a man from the Sahara region. "It was the rule, it was fashionable too. All the girls were tattooed. To be beautiful, you had to be tattooed, so I did it." Some believers have told these Muslim women that by allowing the tattoos they committed a sin according to Islam. "Today I regret being tattooed," Tarnouni said." I will be punished by God and I would be eaten by the snake in my grave (...) If I knew it was not permitted by my religion, of course I would not have done it." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

(Fatma Tarnouni, 106, a berber woman from the Chaouia region, who has facial tattoos, sits inside her house in Taghit in the Aures mountain near the eastern city of Batna, Algeria October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

from The Great Debate:

Jesus wouldn’t join the NRA

October 30, 2015

Customers view semi automatic guns on display at a gun shop in Los Angeles California

Customers view semi automatic guns on display at a gun shop in Los Angeles, California, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Prayers, piercing, purity at Phuket vegetarian festival | The Wider Image

October 29, 2015
(A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with spikes pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 16, 2015. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

(A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with spikes pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

Victory over evil in Nepal | The Wider Image

October 29, 2015
(A devotee offers oil lamps on top of his body as part of a ritual during Dashain, the biggest religious festival for Hindus in Bhaktapur, Nepal, October 22, 2015. Hindus in Nepal celebrate victory over evil during the festival by flying kites, feasting, playing swings, sacrificing animals and worshipping the Goddess Durga as well as other gods and goddess as part of celebrations held throughout the country. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

(A devotee offers oil lamps on top of his body as part of a ritual during Dashain, the biggest religious festival for Hindus in Bhaktapur, Nepal, October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

Death toll in Saudi haj disaster at least 2,070 – Reuters tally

October 29, 2015
(he bodies of Muslim pilgrims are seen following a crush caused by large numbers of people pushing at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca September 24, 2015. The death toll from a stampede during the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Thursday has risen to 453 people of various nationalities, the Saudi civil defence said. REUTERS/Stringer)

(he bodies of Muslim pilgrims are seen following a crush caused by large numbers of people pushing at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer)

Amid wave of attacks, fear and loathing grip Jerusalem’s Old City

October 29, 2015
(A Palestinian woman walks past Abu Shukri's hummus restaurant in Jerusalem's Old City October 29, 2015. A month ago, you couldn't get a table in Abu Shukri's hummus restaurant. Tucked in a backstreet of the Old City, off the Via Dolorosa, the place has long been regarded as the best hummus joint in the Holy Land. But on October 2, yards from Abu Shukri's front door, a Palestinian law student stabbed and killed two Israelis, one of the first attacks in a wave of violence that has left 11 Israelis and 61 Palestinians, including 34 assailants, dead. To match ISRAELI-PALESTINIANS-JERUSALEM REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

(A Palestinian woman walks past Abu Shukri’s hummus restaurant in Jerusalem’s Old City October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

In Indonesia, minorities under threat from Muslim hardliners

October 29, 2015
(Indonesian civil service police members demolish a church at the Siompin village in Aceh Singkil, Aceh province, October 19, 2015. When a mob of Muslims swooped on a little church deep in rural Aceh in Indonesia this month, the local police were nowhere to be seen, although they had received warnings of a possible attack. In the wake of the attack, authorities gave in to the demands of the hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) group, and used sledgehammers and axes to demolish 10 other churches in the area that lacked proper permits. The raid, and the aftermath, reflect an increasingly militant attitude towards other faiths in Aceh, where Sharia law now requires non-Muslims to abide by rules forbidding extra-martial sex, homosexual relationships and public displays of affection. To match story INDONESIA-RELIGION/ Picture taken October 19, 2015. REUTERS/YT Haryono)

(Indonesian civil service police members demolish a church at the Siompin village in Aceh Singkil, Aceh province, October 19, 2015. REUTERS/YT Haryono)

Polish vote marks resurgence of conservative Catholic values

October 29, 2015
(Pilgrims celebrate the canonisation of Pope John Paul II near the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow April 27, 2014. Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims celebrating two 20th century giants of the Roman Catholic Church. REUTERS/Filip Klimaszewski)

(Pilgrims celebrate the canonisation of Pope John Paul II near the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Filip Klimaszewski)