Fifty-three religious leaders and thinkers, including Catholics, asked Obama to "break the cycle of violent intervention" and gave him eight alternate approaches.
Ministry & Mission: Over the past 10 years, Mary Sue Carlson has devoted herself to assisting the poor, not only with money, but by actively recognizing their humanity.
Three protesters were arrested Aug. 22 outside of a Kansas City, Mo., nuclear weapons parts facility for trespassing on private property. The three men were part of a larger demonstration, protesting the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new facility.
We say: That year is important because it was the year the U.S. took its first steps down a regrettable path that has gone on for nearly 25 years.
When it comes to the use of military force, Americans tend to be in two camps: those who want it to defeat our enemies and those who oppose it.
Pope Francis' remarks about armed intervention in Iraq has Catholic commentators trying to explain the nuances of the church's position on humanitarian intervention.
The new proposal would return the protest to its traditional site, but would still close half the street instead of the entire roadway.
Pope Francis wrote to the president of Iraq, calling for an end to the "brutal suffering of Christians and other religious minorities" and urging political leaders to end the humanitarian crisis in the country.
Francis said in his letter to Iraqi President Fouad Massoum: "I appeal to you with my heart full of pain while I follow the brutal suffering of Christians and other religious minorities who are forced to leave their homes, as their places of worship are destroyed."
Commentary: Attorney General Eric Holder has taken almost unprecedented, lightning-fast first steps to potentially bring civil rights charges against the officer who shot Michael Brown.
The Peace Pulpit: Isn't it true that in our world now, we need this human spirit of Jesus to learn how to be open, to welcome others into our midst?