Catholic investors are pressuring the Brazilian government to strengthen protection of the Amazon, while church groups warn that any U.S. policies on the Amazon must provide for the participation of Indigenous peoples.
Redemptorist Fr. Marcel Okwara said racism and police brutality need to be an ongoing conversation for Catholics. Okwara and Redemptionist Fr. John Schmidt of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, talk to NCR about the April 11 police killing of Daunte Wright.
Distinctly Catholic: The vote at the Alabama Amazon plant was a loss for organized labor. There is no way to sugarcoat that fact. Like every loss, there are lessons to be learned about future organizing efforts.