NCR Today: Legislation pending in Congress promises prison sentencing reform, but some bills confound the matter by including new environmental prosecution rules.
Peace & Justice
Preview: Sr. Megan Rice, now 85, has been arrested almost 40 times and has spent three years in jail in her quest to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
Making A Difference: As Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, much of the world is at war -- particularly in the Holy Land.
Bishop Gerald Barnes urged people to pray for unity and healing after the mass shooting in San Bernardino Dec. 2.
"In here, you face the reality," a detainee explained. "Your heart is in it. You don't take faith for granted. You feel it."
NCR Today: I saw two excellent movies over the Thanksgiving holiday that gave me heart.
Witness Against Torture members spent the holiday in fast and prayer at the gates of Guantánamo, calling on Obama to close the prison.
At its 25th annual gathering in Georgia, SOA Watch founder Fr. Roy Bourgeois announced the group was planning to change its focus from Ft. Benning to the U.S.-Mexican border.
Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Tunisian civil society groups that supported Tunisia's transition to democracy illustrates that Arab peoples are quite capable of navigating their nation from dictatorship to democracy.
NCR Today: On Sunday, Nov. 22, 2,000 people will process to the front gates of Fort Benning in protest of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.