Eco Catholic: A government order has stopped a large mining firm from removing nickel ore stockpiles from a village on a small island in the Philippines.
Reports estimate more than 600 people have been killed since the May election of President Rodrigo Duterte.
NCR Today: Orthodox Council opens; Native forests threatened; New blog post on ministry in Chicago; Guatemalan dump town; Social activism evolving in African-American churches
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis one year ago called for dialogue about the state of "our common home." What's been the impact?
Philippine Catholic bishops called for vigilance against bullying, ostracism and harassment of gay people in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
Eco Catholic & The Field Hospital: Priests, women religious and an archbishop joined more than 10,000 Filipinos in the "Break Free from Fossil Fuels" march in Batangas City.
Faith and Justice: Believers must join in condemning contemptuous and hateful speech directed at any religious group.
NCR Today: Land tenure issues complicate Philippines' rebuilding, Cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Spanish archbishop implies women to blame for domestic violence, Priest freed from captivity in Syria
For development agencies like Catholic Relief Services, contending with land ownership and land tenure issues is a central concern of post-disaster recovery.
Eco Catholic: The Vatican joined the 100-plus nations in endorsing the 1.5 degrees target after a meeting with senior Philippines officials.