Bishop Gerald Barnes urged people to pray for unity and healing after the mass shooting in San Bernardino Dec. 2.
Peace & Justice
"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.
NCR Today: I was talking to one of our retired sisters who spoke eloquently this morning about praying for peace.
NCR Today: Who are we if we don't care for one another?
Kristen Ostendorf worked at Totino-Grace High School in St. Paul, Minn., for 18 years. She was an English teacher, campus minister and coach, and spent much of her time traveling with students on immersion programs, both in the U.S. and overseas.
"I love teaching and I love bringing students to that social justice world," Ostendorf says. But, like many others this reporter met at the CTA conference, she found that social justice is sometimes lacking in our Catholic institutions.