Jeb Bush says Pope Francis should steer clear of climate issue

June 17, 2015
(Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

(Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

Draft of Pope Francis encyclical calls for swift action on climate change

June 17, 2015
(Pope Francis delivers a speech during an audience for the participants of the Convention of the Diocese of Rome in St. Peter's square at the Vatican City, June 14, 2015. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

(Pope Francis delivers a speech during an audience for the participants of the Convention of the Diocese of Rome in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican City, June 14, 2015. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

from The Great Debate:

Elected autocrats help the media learn its place

By John Lloyd
June 12, 2015

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's Presidential Palace complex is pictured in Ankara, Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's Presidential Palace complex is pictured in Ankara, Turkey, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Hopi sacred masks auctioned off in Paris despite tribe’s protests

By Reuters Staff
June 11, 2015

  (A wood Hopi statue from Arizona called "Kachina" is displayed with sacred Hopi and Acoma objects at the Drouot auction house in Paris June 10, 2015. The Native American Hopi tribe, some of whose 18,000 members continue to follow a traditional way of life farming on three isolated mesas, believe the bright, mostly fabric masks are imbued with the spirits of divine messengers. Sale of Hopi Native American sacred objects goes ahead in Paris despite objections from the representatives of the Hopi tribe in Paris and the US government. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)

(A wooden Hopi statue from Arizona called “Kachina” is displayed with sacred Hopi and Acoma objects at the Drouot auction house in Paris June 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)

Pakistan approves sharia advisory board to boost Islamic finance

By Reuters Staff
June 11, 2015
(A man sits on couch while monitoring stock prices during a trading session in the halls of Karachi Stock Exchange, Pakistan, May 28, 2015. Pakistani stocks ended lower on Thursday, with the benchmark 100-share index of the Karachi Stock Exchange slipping 0.24 percent, or 79.11 points, to close at 32,763.48. The decline came after the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) proposed increasing the capital gains tax (CGT) on the sale of shares in the upcoming 2015/16 federal budget to be presented on June 5. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

(A man monitors stock prices during a trading session in the halls of Karachi Stock Exchange, Pakistan, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

Pope Francis backs new Vatican tribunal to probe bishops over sexual abuse

June 11, 2015
(People hold quilts at a press conference outside of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for victims of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, February 1, 2013. The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, after years of legal battles, released files yesterday of priests accused of molesting children and removed a top clergyman who had been linked to efforts to conceal the abuse. REUTERS/David McNew)

(People hold quilts at a press conference outside of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for victims of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, February 1, 2013. REUTERS/David McNew)

from The Great Debate:

While Syria burns next door, Lebanon’s fabric is fraying

By Mohamad Bazzi
June 11, 2015

Lebanon's Hezbollah members carry Hezbollah flags during the funeral of their fellow fighter Adnan Siblini, who was killed while fighting against insurgents in the Qalamoun region, in al-Ghaziyeh village, southern Lebanon

Lebanon's Hezbollah members carry Hezbollah flags during the funeral of their fellow fighter Adnan Siblini, who was killed while fighting against insurgents in the Qalamoun region, in al-Ghaziyeh village, southern Lebanon May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Indonesia looks to new roadmap to boost Islamic finance

By Reuters Staff
June 10, 2015
(People walk after a Friday mass prayer during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta August 12, 2011. REUTERS/Supri)

(People walk after Friday prayers during Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta August 12, 2011. REUTERS/Supri)

Judge rules Hasidic Jews may sue New York towns they say discriminate

By Reuters Staff
June 10, 2015
(Downtown Bloomingburg, NY, USA Date1 August 2008 Source	Own work Author	Daniel Case)

(Downtown Bloomingburg, New York, 1 August 2008/Daniel Case)

A federal judge ordered two New York municipalities in the Catskills foothills to face a lawsuit accusing them of discriminating against Hasidic Jews by trying to stop them from moving in.

After gay marriage, impatient Ireland moves debate onto abortion

June 10, 2015
(Pro-Life campaigners demonstrate outside the Irish Parliament ahead of a vote to allow limited abortion in Ireland, Dublin July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)

(Pro-Life campaigners demonstrate outside the Irish Parliament ahead of a vote to allow limited abortion in Ireland, Dublin July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)