We say: The Vietnam War demonstrated that a might power could be undone by the determination of a poor population. If only we would learn.
News reports on Wednesday suggest that President Barack Obama is readying to take U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State -- the Sunni militant group rampaging through northern Iraq in an effort to establish an Islamic caliphate -- into Syria, where the group is headquartered.
NCR Today: It is time to bring political actors, scholars and religious leaders together to explore how to nourish a democratic spirit in the Middle East from indigenous roots.
NCR Today: "Slow-motion genocide" in Middle East; Nuns on the Bus launches next week; Catholic school teachers fired for getting pregnant; World Meeting of Families logo revealed
Ministry & Mission: Over the past 10 years, Mary Sue Carlson has devoted herself to assisting the poor, not only with money, but by actively recognizing their humanity.
We say: That year is important because it was the year the U.S. took its first steps down a regrettable path that has gone on for nearly 25 years.
How does "our responsibility" in Iraq today square up with America's decision to invade and occupy Iraq in 2003?
Pope Francis phoned relatives of the late James Foley on Aug. 21 to console them for their loss and assure them of his prayers.
NCR Today: Why are women and children being detained in New Mexico? Also: the expulsion of an Australian priest after allegations of abuse; retired priest rescued from harbor.
Leaders of the LCWR said they will continue the dialogue with church officials demanding reform, but they will also protect the integrity of their group.