The rise of ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the "Islamic State") is a direct consequence of the fateful U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Making A Difference: As Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, much of the world is at war -- particularly in the Holy Land.
GSR Preview: The study highlighted a trend linking violations of rights of people and rights of nature, underscoring the reality that the well-being of humans and nature is inextricably linked.
Africa is among the world's regions most in need of a "just and clear" global accord to combat climate change, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told the U.N. climate conference in Paris.
"All African nations are contributing less to the total harmful emissions and are the most affected by climate change," he told other global leaders at gathering.
The summit aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on measures to stem climate change and protect the environment.
Atrocities committed in the name of Islam reverberate in a historic mosque in Washington.
"It's difficult," said Imam Talib Shareef, who is head preacher at the Nation's Mosque.
He made the comments in an interview with Catholic News Service Nov. 28. Two weeks earlier, terrorist attacks, which the Islamic State claimed responsibility for, killed 130 people and wounded hundreds of others in various locations in Paris.
Signs have emerged within church life in China, after three decades of relative liberalization, of a new hardening of regime attitudes.
It does not take long to understand why Bangladesh is often cited in discussions about climate change and why the country could often be discussed during the United Nations' conference on climate change, which runs Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris.
NCR Editorial: Where is our country's compassion for the millions of displaced Syrians and peace-loving Muslims?
Preview: "Expectations are very high," Sr. Odile Coirier said, describing the mood at the Paris climate summit. "But there is also great concern that those expectations may not be met."
As the Year of Mercy neared, the bishops of Africa and Madagascar held up the work of families, local faith communities caring for people with AIDS as an example of unconditional love.