Refugees fleeing from under the thumb of the Islamic State say that the group's success in establishing order has since been overshadowed by continued brutality.
Faith and Justice: It may be time to recognize Iraq as the failed state it is. No military solution will work that does not respect the Iraqis' legitimate aspirations for autonomy.
On the one hand, it proposes to sunset military action after three years. On the other, it contains no geographic limitations and uses foggy language.
More than a quarter of Americans and nearly half of senior Protestant pastors say the Islamic State terrorist group offers a true representation of Islamic society, according to a pair of new surveys by LifeWay Research.
U.S. military expertise and resources are crucial in defeating the Islamic State, Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq said.
NCR Today: Hope for future Arab generations will help remove the despair that provides a breeding ground for the Islamic State and future terrorist groups.
Global Sisters Report: In makeshift refugee camps where Iraqi Christians shelter in Erbil, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena are trying to make life work.
"We see faith driving us to do right, But we also see faith being twisted and distorted, used as a wedge -- or worse, sometimes used as a weapon."
Review: "American Sniper" is set up visually like a militarized, mythic Western reduced to good guys vs. bad guys.
One of Iraq's Christians chased out of her historic homeland quietly prayed the rosary as a bishop who traveled halfway around the world to meet her and others displaced celebrated Mass for them.
"It's a journey of encountering God, the poor and the dispossessed," Bishop Oscar Cantu, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, told the gathering in this predominantly Christian enclave in Irbil, capital of the northern Kurdistan region.