Indiana: Appeals court rules county courthouse can display nativity scene

The US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled Tuesday that Indiana’s Jackson County courthouse is not violating the constitution by displaying a nativity scene at Christmas, the Hill reports. The 7th Circuit decision reversed last year’s District Court ruling that the display apparently endorses Christianity and has no secular purpose.

Kenya: Arsonists burn five church buildings

Unidentified arsonists in western Kenya burned five church buildings and threw feces at their smoldering ruins last month, Morning Star News reports. All of the crimes were carried out from January 20 to January 24 in Otamba village, in the Nyaraibari Chache area of Kisii County.

International Court Convicts Ugandan Commander For War Crimes

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has convicted a former commander in the notorious Ugandan rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) of dozens of war crimes and crimes against humanity ranging from multiple murders to forced marriages. Dominic Ongwen faces a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.