Just Catholic: Millions of people are trapped in awful situations, with no way to escape. Too many people are scraping by, depending on other people's garbage.
I never use the term “defense.” Our military is aggressive, not designed for defense. The current president’s call for a wall may be xenophobic or job-protectionist, but it is certainly not about defense. The U.S. is still careless about cargo containers and Coast Guard training and equipment.
The rabbi feels she is running on a hamster wheel, a wheel built by President Donald Trump.
In the weeks since his inauguration, Trump has given progressive-minded rabbis much to resist and counter, and it’s exhausting, said Andrea London, who with more than 500 other rabbis is attending the annual convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis in Atlanta, which ends March 22.
The death penalty is still being widely debated both at the state level and in the Supreme Court. Ongoing arguments involve execution dates and execution drugs.
NCR Today: In Nicaragua in the 1980s, we were the strangers, and a poor, rural family welcomed us with open arms and a chicken supper.
The numbers: Capital punishment in the United States is on life support, hanging on in the 2 percent of counties that administer more than half of all executions.
Coal country betrayed? President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating funding for economic development programs supporting laid-off coal miners and others in Appalachia.
The Peace Pulpit: If you read in the Gospels at any length, you'll find all kinds of examples of Jesus treating people with dignity.
Enrollment has dropped at more than a quarter of Jewish Community Center preschools since a wave of threats against JCCs began in early January.
Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford has invited churches worldwide to join in as its bells peal on St. Patrick's Day weekend in solidarity with refugees and to protest racism.