Zainab Hawa Bangura, a U.N. special advisor, described sexual violence in war as "history's greatest silence" and "the world's least-condemned crime."
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.
Synod remarks: Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel said the Synod of Bishops should identify the position of the church “without condemning anybody with different views."
NCR Today: 5 minutes with Pope Francis; new KC-St. Joseph bishop; synod list; Bhopal sister leads displaced villagers; and more.
Catholic workers in the contested region of Abyei say the world has lost interest in the unresolved border feud between Sudan and South Sudan, so they are launching new efforts to make peace between the two ethnic groups that claim the isolated region.
Making a Difference: This Advent, as we prepare to celebrate our savior's birth, let us also remember the infancy of the world's youngest nation.
Global Sisters Report: The conflict in South Sudan may not yet be over, and women have been leaders in grass-roots demonstrations to end the conflict.
NCR Today: High school students (again) give witness to mercy, tolerance; Forth Worth shuts lay-run retreat center; Bishop Pates on climate change.
Global Sisters Report: Kenyan Sr. Anne Kiragu is exceedingly busy in South Sudan, but she always makes time for those suffering in the war-torn country.
Religious leaders, including a Catholic archbishop, called for prayers for peace while urging government and rebel forces in South Sudan to lay down their arms and allow a tenuous cease-fire to take effect.
Fighting between forces loyal to South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, Kiir's former vice president, flared Monday, two days after the parties agreed to the cease-fire.