I walked ten miles yesterday with a dozen, spirited peace activists. We trekked from an obsolete, contaminated nuclear weapons assembly plant in Kansas City to a new, clean one, resting on an area the size of 14 football fields. The new weapons plant is being readied at the cost of $1.2 billion.
Peace & Justice
"I don't want to see names. I know who did it -- who got killed," one veteran said. " ... They're not forgotten."
Just Catholic: Every culture memorializes its war dead, like America does on Memorial Day. But no culture seems to honor peace. Not only that, no culture seems to really want peace.
An execution scheduled for May 13 in Huntsville was stayed by a federal appeals court in New Orleans two hours before Robert James Campbell was set to be put to death.
For Syria’s three-year armed conflict to come to an end, all foreign fighters and the external powers that support them must first leave the country.
Essay: To capture more fully the force of Dorothy Day's life, vision, and voice for our age, it is essential that we seek beyond the usual platitudes.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has strongly condemned the death sentence against Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese Christian woman accused of apostasy. Ibrahim was sentenced to death by hanging on May 15 after she refused to recant her faith. She also was sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery because although she was raised a Christian, the court considers her a Muslim and therefore not married to her Christian husband.
Faith and Justice: It can be easy to forget about religious freedom when policymakers are focused on national security, economic issues and other human rights.
The meetings began with discussions of areas of commonality between Catholicism and Islam and concluded with a commitment to issue a joint statement.
An execution scheduled for Tuesday in Huntsville was stayed by a federal appeals court in New Orleans two hours before Robert James Campbell was set to be put to death.
The court said prosecutors in Campbell's case did not take into account evidence that he had an intellectual disability.