Jesuit Fr. Drew Christiansen is former editor of America magazine and a professor of ethics at Georgetown University.

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Only 14 percent of US Catholics have a favorable opinion of Muslims

NCR Today: If Catholic attitudes about Islam and Muslims are to improve, dioceses need to re-established and strengthen their offices for ecumenical and interfaith affairs.

Healing the victims of ISIS persecution

NCR Today: As coalition forces have liberated cities from ISIS occupation, the international community has become aware of the needs of the liberated populations.

Who is Fethullah Gulen?

NCR Today: Consumers of news broadcasts are likely to identify him as the alleged mastermind behind last week's failed coup in Turkey.

Bringing Bashar Assad to justice

NCR Today: Syrian and international teams are working to indict Syrian President Bashar Assad by collecting evidence of war crimes and legally connecting Assad to those crimes.