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Egyptian doctor accused of FGM surgery on three girls
June 6, 2020 By Faith Matters

Egyptian doctor accused of FGM surgery on three girls

A doctor and a father of three girls will be tried in an Egyptian criminal court over claims of female genital mutilation (FGM) surgery, a rights lawyer said. Reda el-Danbouki, executive director of the Women’s Centre for Guidance and Legal Awareness in Cairo, said the procedures took place last week in the district of Juhaynah […]

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Rabbi Wittenberg Speaks About Judaism & Equality After the Murder of George Floyd
June 5, 2020 By Faith Matters

Rabbi Wittenberg Speaks About Judaism & Equality After the Murder of George Floyd

Monotheism means the indivisibility of God. This is not just the basis of Jewish theology, but of universal humanity. When the Torah, in chapter one, teaches that every human being is created in God’s image, it leaves no place for the notion of ‘children of a lesser God’. There exists no one who doesn’t matter, […]

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Madeleine McCann suspect ‘confessed to abduction in 2017’
June 5, 2020 By Faith Matters

Madeleine McCann suspect ‘confessed to abduction in 2017’

The German suspect in the Madeleine McCann case allegedly confessed to her abduction on the 10th anniversary of her disappearance in 2017, according to reports. The Sun newspaper claimed that the man admitted to a friend he had “snatched” the young girl as they drank in a German bar. The suspect reportedly shared the revelation […]

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BAME people more likely to be arrested under coronavirus laws, figures suggest
June 3, 2020 By Faith Matters

BAME people more likely to be arrested under coronavirus laws, figures suggest

Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people were nearly 50% more likely than white people to be arrested in London using coronavirus laws, new figures suggest. The total number of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) handed out by the Metropolitan Police between March 27 and May 14 was almost a fifth higher for those from non-white […]

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UK police stand with those appalled by George Floyd death
June 3, 2020 By Faith Matters

UK police stand with those appalled by George Floyd death

Chief constables from across the UK have issued a joint statement saying they “stand alongside all those across the globe who are appalled and horrified by the way George Floyd lost his life”. They have also urged people who want to make their voices heard to be aware that “coronavirus remains a deadly disease and […]

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Coronavirus: Latest updates from around the world
June 2, 2020 By Faith Matters

Coronavirus: Latest updates from around the world

Coronavirus has infected more than six million people across the world and killed more than 370,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Here are the latest updates on the pandemic from around the world: INDONESIA Indonesia’s government has decided not to participate in this year’s hajj pilgrimage because of the coronavirus outbreak, […]

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Woman accused of stalking screamed racist abuse at DJ’s wife, court told
June 1, 2020 By Faith Matters

Woman accused of stalking screamed racist abuse at DJ’s wife, court told

The wife of a BBC DJ has told a court she had racist abuse repeatedly “screamed” at her by her husband’s accused stalker at their home. Sarah Jayne Rook, 43, is accused of subjecting DJ Gilles Peterson and his family to a campaign of harassment in February and March of this year. Mr Peterson, 55, […]

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Robert Jenrick hopeful places of worship will open in ‘the coming weeks’
May 31, 2020 By Faith Matters

Robert Jenrick hopeful places of worship will open in ‘the coming weeks’

Places of worship in England will probably open for private prayer before opening up for small weddings and services, the Communities Secretary said. Robert Jenrick said he understands why people of faith may find it “strange” that places of worship would remain closed when shops and other places may open in the coming weeks and […]

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Prisoner admits sending threatening letter to Boris Johnson and female MPs
May 29, 2020 By Faith Matters

Prisoner admits sending threatening letter to Boris Johnson and female MPs

A prison inmate has admitted sending a threatening letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Rakeem Malik also pleaded guilty to making threats to kill against MPs Jess Phillips and Rosie Cooper, and sending threatening letters with the intention of causing “distress or anxiety” to both Theresa May and Ms Phillips. The 53-year-old admitted eight offences […]

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Minneapolis officer charged following death of black man in custody
May 29, 2020 By Faith Matters

Minneapolis officer charged following death of black man in custody

The Minneapolis officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, has been arrested and charged with murder. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

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