"Gatherings such as this are much more powerful than a nuclear weapon," one protestor said.
Peace & Justice
Standing up with faith communities in support of migrants who cross the border illegally has long been an interreligious effort in southern Arizona.
The man who confessed to killing U.S.-born Sr. Dorothy Stang in 2005 in Brazil's Amazon has been released from prison.
Organizations in favor of shuttering the prison say the basic human rights and dignity of the detainees have been violated for years.
Twenty activists are following major roads through 13 towns and cities, carrying banners and signs to invigorate public opinion against drone warfare.
Members of the national Catholic peace movement gathered in Atlanta in spite of dwindling membership and low cash flow.
In 2008, the community dedicated to ending hunger globally was rocked when the prestigious medical journal The Lancet published its first series on maternal and childhood nutrition, showing that more than a third of child deaths and 11 percent of the rate of disease worldwide was the result of mothers and children being malnourished.
"It gave the community its marching orders," said Yesenia Garcia of 1,000 Days.
From the information gathered by the journal emerged an image of the vital importance and lasting impact good nutrition has on a child's earliest development.
A new report highlights ongoing threats to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development from conservatives who object to giving money to organizations not in full compliance with church teaching.
Consider these pearls from Pope Francis today. They came in the form of answers to questions posed by students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania accompanied by their teachers and family members.
As a Vatican press release today reports, Francis said:
When Patriot Coal filed for bankruptcy in July, it cited obligations to union members among its hurdles, obligations the miners depend on daily.