Washington State's Governor Jay Inslee needs to be applauded. I recently wrote that Governors need to lead on the Syrian Refugee Crisis and he is doing exactly that.
Kristen Ostendorf worked at Totino-Grace High School in St. Paul, Minn., for 18 years. She was an English teacher, campus minister and coach, and spent much of her time traveling with students on immersion programs, both in the U.S. and overseas.
"I love teaching and I love bringing students to that social justice world," Ostendorf says. But, like many others this reporter met at the CTA conference, she found that social justice is sometimes lacking in our Catholic institutions.
The Field Hospital: Tampa parish contributes $93K for first new Catholic church in Cuba, since Castro revolution; "Mass Mob" movement continues; Parish sign reminds that "Jesus Had Two Dads."
Reader's Retrospective: NCR's coverage of the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War contributed to Vince Pishioneri's growing appreciation that current events should be considered through a moral lens.
NCR Today: Last Friday, only hours before the ISIS attack on Paris, I interviewed Rabbi Sacks as he was visiting Washington, D.C. He is the author of a new book which could not be more timely. It is called Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence.
NCR Today: Catch up on USCCB fall meeting coverage; Pope cries out for welcoming church; Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US 2016 politics; and more
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" is false advertisement--or at least that's what some Governors want you to think. Our nation has long held a tradition of welcoming the stranger--especially when that stranger was fleeing persecution or seeking refuge.
Reader's Retrospective: Increasingly "interested in renewal in Catholicism," theologian Rosemary Radford Ruetherbegan reading NCR "because it was an expression of that renewal and self-criticism."
One week to the day after his installation as bishop, James Johnston led a healing service reaching out to survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy over decades.
NCR Today: The European Union has issued new guidelines for the labeling of products from illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.