A breakdown between the Roman Catholic church and the government in Burundi is raising concerns over stability in the East African nation, as officials accuse the church of sponsoring violence.
Catholic bishops have welcomed a unanimous 278-0 vote by the House of Commons declaring atrocities committed by Islamic State as "genocide."
The ruling right-wing, nationalist Law and Justice Party, has moved the government in the direction of authoritarian rule. Anti-government demonstrations now occur on a regular basis.
Commentary: State legislatures across the country are considering a spate of bills that would blacklist companies that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Only a "collective international response" can thwart the specter of terrorism that crosses borders, according to the Vatican's permanent observer mission to the United Nations.
Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan spoke to reporters to clarify the church's role in the shutdown of Catholic school teachers' retirement plan.
GSR Preview: Religious leaders, including several Catholic women religious, are urging leaders of nations not to renege on their promise to sign the landmark Paris Agreement.
The 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory galvanized Bangladesh to start addressing reforms in its increasingly prominent garment industry.
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.