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Preview: With Little Friends for Peace, couple has dedicated decades to nonviolence education


At the far end of a narrow second-floor hallway in the Perry School Community Services Center, a three-story brick building in a low-income neighborhood that's a short hike from the U.S. Capitol, is the Peace Room. At the top of the door is a painting of a wide-winged dove. Inches below are words that might have been lifted from a bumper sticker: "Stand for peace." "May peace prevail on earth."

Preview: Pollution upends fishers' livelihood in Vietnam


Michael Vo Van Hong, a thin and haggard fisherman, has had nothing to do for a living for the past three months.

Every day, he sits for hours in his shabby house, watching the sea where he and others used to catch various fish for a living.

"I miss fishing a lot and am longing to catch fish again, but all the fish are no longer in our waters," Hong said with a low voice. He is from the Lang Co parish in Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province, central Vietnam.



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In This Issue

October 21-November 3, 2016

  • Reformation's anniversary brings commemorations, reconsiderations
  • Picks further diversify College of Cardinals
  • Editorial: One-issue obsession imperils credibility
  • Special Section [Print Only]: SAINTS