NCR Today: "The failures of the grand jury process to indict the police officers involved [in the recent killings], have brought to our attention ... problems in law enforcement today."
Peace & Justice
Pope Francis called on world leaders, activists and people of faith to pull together to rid the world of the threat of nuclear weapons.
Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's permanent representative to U.N. agencies in Geneva, read the pope's statement Monday in Vienna at the opening of Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons.
In his message, Pope Francis restated the Vatican's long-standing advocacy for the global elimination of nuclear weapons and said peace is not just a balance of power, "but true justice."
As he left the police station, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun asked people to pray for democracy in the city.
Fordham University aims to educate humanitarian workers to prioritize education before volunteering.
Short term immersion trips serve a purpose deeper than giving people a new social media profile picture.
Liz McAlister, the lifelong peace activist who co-founded Jonah House Community in 1973 with her late husband, Philip Berrigan, celebrated her 75th birthday Nov. 17.
Advocates see the recent releases of several men from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as a sign that other transfers are in the works.
Heading into the holiday weekend, I can't help but think about the three predictable questions I will probably be asked over the Thanksgiving table: Do you have a job lined up for next year? Are you dating anyone? What do you think about the president's executive action on immigration?
In the fight against worldwide hunger and poverty, a new report found that when women are empowered, everyone wins.
The Bread for the World Institute, which provides policy analyses on hunger and offers strategies to end it, presented the results from its recent hunger report, "When Women Flourish ... We Can End Hunger," in a panel discussion Monday.
The panelists, including directors from several nonprofit groups and other organizations, spoke about ways to support women experiencing poverty and hunger.
Even though the crowd was smaller than in the past, the spirit remained powerful for the 2,000 people who came to the gathering.