The Cold War in internal church policy may be coming to an end. A religion without mysticism is merely a philosophy. Mysticism is a specifically modern form of faith. God's presence is no longer self-evident or plausible to the entire world. Francis' church is a hospital in the open air under the open sky.
by Jennifer Tong, Policy & Communications Director
23 Dec 2013
On December 13th, the Isles of Man, Jersey and Guernsey signed an intergovernmental agreement with the United States to improve international tax compliance and implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a US federal law designed to combat offshore tax evasion. The Isles signed a similar agreement with the United Kingdom in October.
AG Eric Holder will announce his decision as to whether the death penalty will apply in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Key elements in the case against him are contained within interviews with an individual known as "Danny" who alleges that Tsarnaev and his brother confessed to two heinous crimes during the course of the carjacking. Because the charge literally can lead to the execution of a man, this incident must be carefully, scrutinized as objectively as possible.