Hospitals bombed and attacked. Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres demands protection for doctors, nurses, mid-waves and patients.
Peace & Justice
Paying workers a just wage has been "one of the most consistent and central themes of Catholic social teaching" for more than a century, said Cardinal Peter Turkson.
At the Intersection: I broke (bent) my own rule and read the comments, on a blog post by Maureen Fiedler about Georgetown University.
Take and Read: Leonardo Boff's landmark work broadened liberation theology's gaze to include the natural environment.
Religious leaders gathered in prayer to mark the one-year anniversary of riots that spread through Baltimore after the death of a man injured while in police custody.
NCR Today: I have a long column on nuclear weapons on Global Sisters Report, and its conclusion is understated.
Commentary: Harriet Tubman will soon become the first African-American to appear on U.S. currency. This monumental decision is not only politically correct, it is morally and socially correct.
GSR Preview: The trauma of being abducted and tortured has fueled Ursuline Sr. Dianna Ortiz's passion for human rights work.
Making a Difference: A monumental conference held in Rome sought to deepen the church's commitment to nonviolence, a very personal subject for me.
NCR Today: Georgetown is my alma mater, so I was stunned to learn that Jesuits there sold 272 slaves to keep the university afloat in 1838.