Signs have emerged within church life in China, after three decades of relative liberalization, of a new hardening of regime attitudes.
It does not take long to understand why Bangladesh is often cited in discussions about climate change and why the country could often be discussed during the United Nations' conference on climate change, which runs Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris.
NCR Editorial: Where is our country's compassion for the millions of displaced Syrians and peace-loving Muslims?
Preview: "Expectations are very high," Sr. Odile Coirier said, describing the mood at the Paris climate summit. "But there is also great concern that those expectations may not be met."
As the Year of Mercy neared, the bishops of Africa and Madagascar held up the work of families, local faith communities caring for people with AIDS as an example of unconditional love.
The Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland is to write to the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops expressing its members' "grave disquiet" over the current selection process for Irish bishops.
Analysis: France -- and its Muslim community -- is at the forefront of a large cultural and religious debate that will not spare other European countries nor America.
Global Sisters Report Preview: A delegation is in El Salvador Nov. 28-Dec. 5 to celebrate the lives of four women who were murdered by the government 35 years ago.
The Palestinian Authority has asked municipalities to tone down their public Christmas celebrations this year amid escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis.
Hanna Amireh, who heads a government committee on churches in the West Bank, confirmed the Palestinian Authority is requesting “a certain decrease” in festivities following the deaths of dozens of Palestinians since mid-September. The majority of them were killed during clashes with Israeli forces or carrying out terrorist attacks, according to the Israeli government.
GSR preview: A group of 100 mostly women religious are spending a week visiting the site where three sisters and a lay missioner were killed 35 years ago.