Iraqi refugee women who fled Islamic State group violence in their homeland have appealed to Pope Francis for help, sending a hand-sewn chasuble and imploring him to pray for peace.
NCR Today: Listen to NCR's Tom Gallagher on "Catholic Perspectives," a new show hosted by Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre diocese. The two were recently in Iraqi Kurdistan.
GSR Preview: While many around the world may have already forgotten about the April 16 earthquake, the leadership of Ecuador's Catholic women religious has played an integral role in the country's recovery.
The eugenics mentality that affirms some human lives are worth more than others did not end with the Nazis, but continues in modern times through abortion and promotion of contraception.
Parish Diary: In a shrinking world, as religions and cultures interact and sometimes react, priests can be instruments of peace beyond their church walls.
As Morocco continues defying the United Nations and much of the international community in its continued occupation of Western Sahara, the United States continues supporting that autocratic government.
Human rights activist Kerry Kennedy spoke at the University of Cape Town during a program commemorating her father's Day of Affirmation speech 50 years ago.
Rains have come to Ethiopia for the first time in 18 months, but this latest drought is not expected to cause the widespread famine that happened in the 1980s.
Jewish leaders are frustrated with the Israeli government's backtracking from its commitment to create a government-funded egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall.
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad called for reconciliation and an end to all forms of extremism at an interfaith gathering he hosted.