National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

NCR Today

Today's message is from
reader Dan Vrooman

John Oliver rips on fashion industry and sweatshop-fueled consumer culture

 | 

John Oliver, host of HBO’s comedic news program Last Week Tonight, explored the dark underbelly of the fashion industry and American consumer culture on his show this Sunday.

"Trendy clothing is cheaper than ever, and cheap clothing is trendier than ever," Oliver said, citing a study showing that Americans purchased 64 clothing items per person in 2013. 

Five nuns walk off teaching jobs after students receive LGBT organization's fliers

 | 

Last week, five nuns, teachers at Marin Catholic High School, walked off their jobs for the day after students brought in literature from an LGBT education organization.

The stickers and fliers were from GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), a New York-based organization whose goal is to prevent bullying and harassment of sexual minority students in schools. April 17 was GLSEN's National Day of Silence, meant to bring attention to bullying of LGBT youth.

Pages

Subscribe to NCR Today

Flag-webathon2014_5_0.jpg

NCR Email Alerts