A top Vatican official has invited bishops near and far to lend prayerful support to massive global demonstrations ahead of international climate negotiations and to encourage Catholics in their dioceses to partake.
Show kindness, understanding and mercy in today's broken and wounded world, Pope Francis said. He expressed his condolences and spiritual closeness to those affected in Mali by deadly attacks there.
Religious groups are pushing back against a wave of opposition toward Syrian refugees, working to preserve the U.S. as a haven for them. The Refugee Resettlement Program is under attack.
French Council of the Muslim Faith: "We must never tire of saying and repeating that authentic Islam is light years away from the hateful ideology of these terrorist criminals."
Eco Catholic: A pope-endorsed petition seeking Catholic support for substantial climate change action has netted its most prominent signer from the U.S. church hierarchy -- Cardinal Sean O'Malley.
Preview: Global Sisters Report asked sisters to share their hopes and dreams for Pope Francis' first trip to Africa, Nov. 25-30.
NCR Today: Last night, as I watched a TV news program, I became enraged by the anti-Muslim diatribes of stupid, bigoted politicians.
Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Tunisian civil society groups that supported Tunisia's transition to democracy illustrates that Arab peoples are quite capable of navigating their nation from dictatorship to democracy.
More than 500 protesters in Manila, including dozens of Catholic religious and other Christians, called for doing away with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. They yelled "Junk-junk APEC!"
Q and A: How should the U.S. respond to ISIS? NCR asked just war theory expert Gerard Powers.