In All Things
A group blog by the editors, columnists and frequent contributors to America.
Mar 6 2014 - 11:16am1 comment
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, March 30-April 1 to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. According to the USCCB, the trip will highlight the human suffering caused by a broken immigration system, an aspect of the national immigration debate which is often ignored.
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Christians who remain in Syria's Raqqa province may now be subject to a "dhimmi pact." In classical Islamic law a dhimmi, or “protected person,” is allowed to live in Muslim lands provided he pays the jizya, a residency tax, in a state of submission and abides by other restrictions. Jews and Christians, because they are “people of the Book,” are given the offer to accept dhimmi conditions.