Hundreds of thousands of people, including many Catholics, participated in rallies and events ahead of the United Nations climate conference, which opens Monday.
Nairobi, United Nations: Pope Francis has called for a new global energy system with "little or no" use of carbon.
Communities are clamoring for the church's help as they confront plans for a "charter city" free-trade zone and a gold rush they believe sounds a death knell for the region.
Nairobi, Kenya -- Pope Francis told Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta that his country should share its experience "shaping democracy" with others in the region.
St. Anthony's functions as a primary health care center, serving Iraqi and Syrian refugees, as well as Lebanon's poor. It is accredited by Lebanon's ministry of health.
NCR Today: The collective voices of U.S. bishops demanding fair treatment for refugees could serve as a counterweight to the hateful and offensive rhetoric we are hearing from too many politicians.
Global Sisters Report Preview: At the October Parliament of the World’s Religions, the parliament pleaded for religious leaders to address climate change, poverty, indigenous rights and equality of women.
A top Vatican official has invited bishops near and far to lend prayerful support to massive global demonstrations ahead of international climate negotiations and to encourage Catholics in their dioceses to partake.
Show kindness, understanding and mercy in today's broken and wounded world, Pope Francis said. He expressed his condolences and spiritual closeness to those affected in Mali by deadly attacks there.
Religious groups are pushing back against a wave of opposition toward Syrian refugees, working to preserve the U.S. as a haven for them. The Refugee Resettlement Program is under attack.