Faith and Justice: "It wasn't all Muslims against all Christians in the country. ... This is not, in fact, a religious war."
Central African Republic
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Faith and Justice: The news around the world is tragic and depressing. Our choices are: do nothing, use diplomacy, impose sanctions, or intervene militarily. Are there other options?
The Catholic church in the Central African Republic pleaded for firmer action by United Nations-backed peacekeepers after an attack left the parish priest and at least 14 worshipers dead.
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Making a Difference: The unrest in the Middle East and parts of Africa have created hundreds of thousands of refugees, and the U.S. is not adequately responding to the crisis.
The role of the Catholic church is invaluable in keeping refugees safe, said the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, but his agency and others working with migrants need much, much more.
Speaking to a meeting of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration and staff members of church agencies that deal with migrants, Guterres said the church is vital to helping victims of situations such as the volatile upheaval in the Central African Republic.
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