Survivors of the 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory disaster and the earlier fire in 2012 at the Tazreen Fashions factory cope with emotional and spiritual losses, and financial pressures.
Nearly one hundred prominent Catholic theologians, historians and lay people from Europe and the U.S. have written to Poland’s bishops to express concerns about the prelates’ advocacy in favor of a new law that would make abortion illegal in their country under almost all circumstances.
In an open letter released Tuesday, the signers say they want to “engage in dialogue and reflection” about the possible consequences of the new law.
Eco Catholic: "The initial response to the quake was wonderful. ... But then everything slowed down."
Eco Catholic: At least 350 people died in the wake of Sunday's massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the South American nation.
NCR Today: Washington has been abuzz over strong hints that President Obama is aiming to bury the last remnant of the Cold War, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Lesbos, Greece: After an emotional visit with refugees, Francis and two Orthodox leaders warned that Europe will be judged on how it treats those reaching its shores.
Petra Dankova is a passionate advocate for refugees at a time when the world has its highest number of displaced people since World War II.
Eco Catholic: 121 faith organizations, including bishops 20 other Catholic institutions, urged congressional support for the president's $750 million budget request toward the international Green Climate Fund.
GSR Preview: One million refugees live in camps or other provisional-seeming housing in Jordan. They have moved from one difficult situation to another.
NCR Today: For almost 150 years the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena-Iraq (Dominican Sisters) have served the Iraqi Christian community.