NCR Today: Anglican church outrage; No religion is the new religion; Iraq's oldest Christian monastery destroyed; Francis to release new book for children
Archbishop Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic church, called Dec. 10 for deployment of international ground forces in the region to fight the Islamic State group.
Faith and Justice: All who suffer persecution deserve our compassion. Singling out one group for special treatment is not consistent with either our American or Christian values.
The rise of ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the "Islamic State") is a direct consequence of the fateful U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.
News outlets are focusing on President Obama’s “tough talk” on terrorism during his Sunday night Oval Office speech.
“Obama Says of Terrorist Threat, ‘We Will Overcome It’” read a New York Times headline. “Obama: 'This was an act of terrorism’” from CNN.
As the United States prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving — a holiday that American legend traces back to a dinner between Native Americans and bedraggled, immigrant pilgrims — some of the country’s top political leaders are calling to block the arrival of Syrian refugees, would-be immigrants fleeing chaos and possible death in the Middle East, a situation some think the U.S. helped create.
Austrian and German bishops have given top priority to the migrant crisis and made it a key policy issue.
NCR Today: On a sabbatical in Europe, I am witnessing firsthand the impact of the refugee crisis, the largest human migration witnessed on the continent since 1945.
NCR Today: The fallout from Francis' visit to U.S.; Synod on the family starts Sunday; Junipero Serra statue defaced; what to do with sinners in prisons; pope wants to visit China
Millions of Iraqis and Syrians are facing poverty and death, neighboring countries are bearing the burden of helping refugees, and arms dealers are getting richer, Pope Francis said. "No one can pretend not to know!"