Jerusalem is hot, especially in the gym of the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Bilingual School for Jewish Arab Education. Jerusalem is tense, too, with jolting violence this summer over dismantled settlement homes, gay rights and a brutal attack on a Palestinian family.
The current political triangle made up of Turkey, the Islamic State and the Kurds in the Middle East is a textbook example of realpolitik in its rawest form.
Prominent theologians and bishops from across Africa have sharply called for more expansive discussions at this fall's global meeting of Catholic bishops on family issues.
Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda spoke to NCR about the situation in Iraq. Warda attended the Knights of Columbus 133rd Supreme Convention held Aug. 4-6 in Philadelphia, Pa.
NCR interviewed the vice president for communications and strategic planning for the Knights of Columbus, about its new Christian Refugee Relief Fund to aid persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria.
NCR Today: A leading nuclear arms expert endorsed the Iran nuclear treaty Aug. 9 as a vital step towards moving the world to ban these weapons of mass destruction.
Just Catholic: Last week, fifty villagers murdered five women accused of witchcraft in east India. And you thought I was going to write about Donald Trump.
Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle reported on conditions for displaced members of Myanmar's Kachin ethnic minority in a Catholic-run camp near the Myanmar-China border.
Bishops urged their governments to settle a growing refugee crisis around the port of Calais, where migrants have died attempting illegal crossings of the Channel Tunnel.
NCR Today: This is a sobering week. I find myself pondering the fact I was alive -- age one year, six months, 24 days -- the day the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, at 8:15 in the morning.