But should the NRA and some elected officials succeed in blocking its ratification, they will put the U.S. in league with Iran, Syria and North Korea.
Peace & Justice
Opinion: A convention in the Baltimore archdiocese drew a mostly older crowd for its discussion on Vatican II. One attendee ruminates.
Making a Difference: Capital punishment is a cruel fate, as Jesus shows us. But killing does not bring peace. Forgiveness does.
Grace on the Margins: Members of DignityUSA helped Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer get married in 2007, a step that has led to the national spotlight.
The forum was part of an effort by the nation's largest faith-based organizing network to push what advocates say are essential elements for an immigration reform bill.
Opinion: Despite the body count of the war in Iraq, some of the same politicians in Washington who pushed us into war a decade ago want to do so again.
Tomas Young has been fighting for the last nine years, fighting his government, fighting the Department of Veterans Affairs and fighting his own deteriorating body. But soon the struggle will be over. The Kansas City man who was paralyzed from the chest down by a sniper’s bullet during the Iraq war is now in hospice care and preparing to die. Sometime in the next few weeks, after he has said all his goodbyes, he intends to refuse nourishment, water and life-extending medication. He expects his 33-year life to be over a few days after that.
This today from Mike Allen's Politico Playbook
Opinion: It's been 10 years since President George W. Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq, causing countless deaths and suffering for both Iraqis and Americans.
"One day, someone told us, 'This is my house.' Since then, we have been suffering." -- Rifkah El Kurd, Palestinian grandmother in the film "My Neighbourhood"
Julia Bacha believes violent and nonviolent resistance have something in common. Both are theatrical productions, seeking an audience to their cause. Frustrated by the media's overwhelming tendency to focus on the violent actors, Bacha co-founded JustVision, a small, independent film company committed to highlighting nonviolent voices from Israel/Palestine.