Faith and Justice: In its annual report, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom lists 16 "countries of particular concern" where religious freedom violations are systematic, ongoing and egregious.
Mumbai, India -- Rejecting religion in India can come in a variety of forms: rejecting God outright, or fighting particular practices and rituals of organized religion.
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.
At a Feb. 9 panel, experts said questions are poking through the historical perception that the U.S. is a mostly admirable example of healthy religious tolerance.
United Nations: The Federation of American Scientists' tallies show there are about 15,350 nuclear weapons in the world. The U.S. and Russia each have about 4,500 nuclear weapons stockpiled.
NCR Today: Wuerl on Amoris Laetitia; Comments at NCR; Radioactive dumping grounds; Mexico's deadly for priests; Vice-presidential debate tonight
NCR Today: "When you are with them in the field you see that all these people are human beings. ... They just need a hand to walk next to them."
Faith and Justice: Around the world, matters of religious freedom have been getting worse, not better.
Just Catholic: The rich and powerful hid their money with the help of a law firm in Panama, a country where thousands suffer painful poverty.
NCR Today: The suicide bombing on Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, is part of the religious hatred that is infecting too much of our globe.