Egypt continues to deal with pandemonium as widespread protests take place over a bitterly divisive referendum on a new constitution. The army has stepped in, prompted by Morsi to help maintain control. But the duelling demonstrations between islamists and the opposition – made up of secular, liberal, leftwing and Christian groups – threatens to escalate. Over the weekend Morsi rescinded most of his own decree giving him unlimited powers. Still, that move has not calmed protestors. Just this morning, attackers injured nine protesters with bird shot pellets in a predawn assault at Tahrir Square. Amnesty International called Morsi's security decree for the military to control demonstrations "a dangerous loophole" that could lead to the military trial of civilians.
It was a prank call that lasted just a few minutes. But the fallout, which included the tragic death of a nurse, continues in Britain and Australia. Almost a week after the call was made to the hospital – where Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was being treated for severe morning sickness – the Sydney radio DJ's who staged the hoax have spoken publicly for the first time. Their show has now been taken off the air – and all prank calls on the network have been halted for now.
The Church of England is launching a Christmas Tweet Campaign. For the first time, clergy members will be tweeting their Christmas Day message and that includes the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams. He can be found @labethpalace. But in addition to that, congregations across England will also join clergy in tweeting the real meaning of Christmas. A Twitter spokesperson said that Twitter brings people closer to what they're passionate about – and for millions of people across the globe that is faith.
The devastated family of a confessed serial killer held a private funeral service for him in Washington state. Breanna Roy reports about how some of the man's relatives had tried desperately to change him, even trying to convert him to Christianity and repentance, but in the end, it turned out tragic…
Thousands of Christians are marching in Zimbabwe this week to protest against corruption. The action was organised to coincide with global "Anti-Corruption Day" Sunday; and it's part of a greater year-long anti-corruption campaign called: "Exposed 2013". It will culminate in a global vigil from the 14th to the 20th of October 2013. The Exposed campaign aims to mobilise 100 million Christians. It also has set a future goal of 10 million signatures online to deliver to G-20 leaders by November 2014.
A historic appeal involving end of life treatment of a vegetative patient was heard by a Supreme court panel in Canada. The case involves a devout Muslim man who has been on life support since 2010 after his brain was attacked by a post-surgery infection. Hassan Rasouli's family insist s that their religious beliefs dictate that he must be kept alive as long as humanly possible. However doctors at Sunnybrook Health Centre—where Rasouli is staying-- maintain that their medical judgment should be the determining factor, not religion . They believe it will be morally and ethically wrong to keep him alive because there is no hope of recovery, and in such cases the patient's bodies waste away. A final court ruling will take several months.