Making a Difference: The secular world's view of peace is often referred to as "peace through strength" -- military strength.
Peace & Justice
"The time has come to embrace the abolition of nuclear weapons as an essential foundation of collective security," the Vatican said.
At the Intersection: Can you really love people you don't trust? What about people your own religion has demonized and encouraged you to fear?
The continued pursuit of a death sentence for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives."
More than 200 rallies held Wednesday across the U.S. marked Tax Day with calls for fair wages for a diverse cohort of labor groups.
The Peace Pulpit: "We are the presence of Jesus in the midst of the world ... That calls us to change our lives, to follow the way of Jesus."
The adoption of a framework related to Iran's nuclear program by the United States and other countries is an important step in "advancing a peaceful resolution" to the questions surrounding the program, the chairman of the U.S. bishop's Committee on International Justice and Peace.
Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, N.M., said April 8 in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Monday in letters to every member of Congress that the framework was a milestone in the long-standing negotiations to curb the "unacceptable prospect of Iran developing nuclear weapons."
I don't ever want to see people go to jail, no matter what they've done. I feel a pang of sorrow when I read about or hear a sentencing on the news. I do want people off the streets who are a danger to us, even though I feel sorry to see them go. But I usually think even their sentences are too long.
Making a Difference: Why is it that when faced with differences of opinion, we often opt for violence instead of dialogue?
The brutal kidnappings and killings in Congo must stop, and the church can help by reaching out to the "perpetrators and accomplices" of the violence, said members of several religious congregations working in Congo.
Hundreds of innocent children and adults have been kidnapped and "butchered" in nighttime raids by armed men in the northeastern area of Beni, said a written statement by members of the general councils of 10 religious orders and congregations that are present in the diocese of Butembo-Beni.