The committee hearing questioned the "best way forward" in addressing human trafficking, forced labor and other terms of modern slavery on a global scale.
Failed trade and migration policies of the United States have exacerbated political problems in Honduras, leading to greater poverty and violence, the report from the AFL-CIO says.
Column: Wars may end when the final shot is fired or the last bomb dropped, but the effects of the violence remain. So it is with the Vietnam War.
Eco Catholic: The Global Catholic Climate Movement seeks to raise awareness, volume of church teachings on the environment.
NCR Today: Pope Francis in Sri Lanka; Boko Haram kills 2,000 in Nigeria; Vatican denies security threats; Charlotte, N.C., diocese fires gay teacher
Movie Review: Given the rise of racial discussion in recent months, this documentary is more relevant than it might have been.
With inequality soaring, what does it take to mobilize historically diverse groups of low-wage Americans under one economic banner?
We say: The developments out of Peru signal that a concrete, global solution for addressing climate change might well be within reach.
In addition to the 35 states now recognizing same-sex marriage, in some 10 other states, judges have issued rulings in favor of the freedom to marry.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of uninsured non-elderly adults has dropped by 30.1 percent since 2013.