"You know the stuff about the 1 percent vs. the 99 percent? Well, when you get here ... It's particularly vicious."
With extreme poverty having been cut in half over the last generation -- and the Millennium Development Goals target of poverty halving having been achieved five years ahead of the 2015 deadline -- veterans of the global war on poverty believe it is possible that extreme poverty can be wiped out in the next 15 years.
It will be a tall order because an estimated 1 billion people still live in extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1.25 a day.
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.
Book review: The affecting new memoir Just Mercy is rooted in understanding that "being broken is what makes us human."
Making a Difference: The secular world's view of peace is often referred to as "peace through strength" -- military strength.
"The time has come to embrace the abolition of nuclear weapons as an essential foundation of collective security," the Vatican said.
At the Intersection: Can you really love people you don't trust? What about people your own religion has demonized and encouraged you to fear?
The continued pursuit of a death sentence for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives."
More than 200 rallies held Wednesday across the U.S. marked Tax Day with calls for fair wages for a diverse cohort of labor groups.
The Peace Pulpit: "We are the presence of Jesus in the midst of the world ... That calls us to change our lives, to follow the way of Jesus."