Church helps people in Colombia move from 'vengeance' to reconciliation

In the complex peace process now underway in Colombia after 52 years of violent conflict, the Catholic Church works on many levels to replace a culture of violence with one of encounter.

Update: Panel looks at future of religious groups victimized by militants

A capacity crowd listened to a former captive of the Islamic State, U.N. ambassadors and leaders of aid organizations at a conference organized by the Vatican.


World ignores warming, pollution of oceans at own peril, say speakers

If left unchecked, warming, pollution, and acidification of the world's oceans will have drastic socio-ecological consequences, according to speakers at the June 5-9 Ocean Conference at the United Nations.

Church implements Colombian peace accord with reflection, action, prayer

The Colombian government and rebel leaders reached a peace accord to officially end a war. After 52 years of conflict with 200,000 lives lost and 7 million people displaced, the Catholic bishops of Colombia continue to use the church's influence in the country to focus on reconciliation.