The leaders of one of the world's smallest and oldest countries are backing Pope Francis' recent call for Christians to embrace Jesus' teachings on nonviolence, saying in a letter to the pontiff that he is encouraging them not to give into the "blackmail" of just war theory.
NCR Today: Trump and deregulation; Lessons from Latin America; New Year calls for peace making; Cleveland bishop resigns.
Take and Read: My original encounter with Rabindranath Tagore was too simple, but it was also wrong to allow the miracle of that 1912 Gitanjali to slip away entirely.
NCR Today: Muslims discuss fears and hopes for the future under a Trump presidency on the "Interfaith Voices" radio program.
NCR Today: NCR readers, I imagine, all know about the concept of implicit bias. And, because we are people of good will, we strive to be unbiased.
Movie review: From the earliest moments of the film "Arrival," the audience is haunted by a question: If you could change the past, would you?
The Field Hospital: At St. Anne, participants reflected upon issues such as immigration, the economy, prejudice and poorly run government, with prayers interspersed by Pope Francis' words.
The Field Hospital: Wisconsin parishes visit Belize; San Francisco Catholics march for immigrants, peace; grant to fund young adult outreach; gay grandson can't sing at funeral.
Take and Read: When Emil Fackenheim asked this question of philosophy after the Holocaust, I thought it was the first real question I had heard in my graduate studies.
Loretto Sr. Carina Vetter, who died last year in her 90s, made a little prayer card some years back that read, "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."