In 2015, The U.S. saw the "fewest executions, fewest death sentences, and fewest states employing the death penalty in decades," according to a year-end report from an anti-death-penalty group.
Peace & Justice
NCR Editorial: We need to foster a conversation between gun owners and other citizens who want to see gun laws changed.
"The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they can't hold America hostage," President Barack Obama said in his national address from the White House Jan. 5. That encapsulates the point of our latest print editorial, available online here.
Obama is in a tough spot, fighting hard to stay relevant in his last year in office. The presidential bully pulpit is likely his last tool against an array of hostile presidential candidates and an intractable Congress. I hope he makes the most of it.
In the wake of U.S. government apprehending and deporting Central American migrants who entered the U.S. illegally, interest groups and parishioners are organizing to help the migrants.
Commentary: There is an inconsistency in our commitment to human rights for all if we deny the rights of same-gender-loving persons to marry.
Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, president of the state's bishops' conference, called for continued vigilance to protect the dignity of human life at all stages after a referendum attempt failed.
The bishop of Dallas is praising President Obama’s new actions on gun control and ripping the "cowboy mentality" that allows open carry laws like one in effect in Texas.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines with what he called a sermon in which he said the U.S. Constitution can favor religion over nonreligion at a New Orleans school.
As armed activists occupy a federal building in an Oregon wildlife refuge, some find media coverage of the predominately white group inconsistent with that of past protests undertaken by minorities.
Commentary: 2015 may be seen as the year that many whites were introduced to the precariousness of black life in America, thanks to the work of Black Lives Matter.