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Peace & Justice
On the Road to Peace: Before leaving for Afghanistan, Jesuit Fr. John Dear asked several Afghani teenagers how the war has impacted them and their lives.
NCR Today: Fifteen US religious leaders, including some Catholics, have asked Congress to make military aid to Israel contingent upon its government's compliance with US policies.
The report did not indicate if it was a U.S. or Vietnamese mortar that exploded, killing four young children and injuring five other people. It doesn't really matter. What matters is that we someday wake up to the reality the costs of war linger for decades after most have forgotten the conflicts. For too many those costs are personal and lasting.
In late October, Slate published an online map of all the reported U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.
Commentary: Government money to end domestic and global poverty, hunger, homelessness, inadequate education and inadequate health care would put the world on the path to safety and security.
Delegates of School of Americas Watch, the military watchdog group founded by Maryknoll Fr. Roy Bourgeois, met Tuesday with a senior White House official to discuss their longtime efforts to close a controversial U.S. military training school.
The delegates met with Denis McDonough, a Catholic who is a deputy national security adviser to President Obama.
They discussed closing the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation, a U.S. Army training school located at Fort Benning, Ga, and formerly known as the School of the Americas.
Speakers at Call To Action's national conference spoke of the Second Vatican Council's new way of being church in today's world.
At the 35th anniversary of the St. Louis Catholic Worker in September, one of our former workers, Patrick Coy, led a roundtable on nonviolent resistance. Pat is a conflict resolution professor at Kent State now, and he gave us thoughts to chew on.
"Us" was about 40 current and former workers plus extended community and volunteers. We met outside in a big circle in beautiful weather.
Three Catholic activists, including an 82-year-old sister, are charged with destruction of property and trespassing for their July action.