NCR Today: Donald Trump being a 'strongman' who could solve chaos in the Middle East contrasts with the area's dismaying history of domination by dictatorial leaders.
Archbishop Paul Russell, the Vatican's ambassador to Turkey, said there is hope the attempted coup is helping unify Turkish citizens around efforts to defend their democracy.
Making a Difference: The U.S. and Russia are pointing hundreds of nuclear weapons at each other right now, all on hair-trigger alert. We can stop this madness.
The Russian Orthodox church, after boycotting a major summit of Orthodox leaders last month in Crete, has declared the meeting "an important event in the history of the conciliar process."
NCR Today: Syrian and international teams are working to indict Syrian President Bashar Assad by collecting evidence of war crimes and legally connecting Assad to those crimes.
Pan-Orthodox Council: Orthodox leaders have concluded their historic council pledging dialogue with other churches while reaffirming "no compromise" regarding Orthodox teachings.
Faith and Justice: Around the world, matters of religious freedom have been getting worse, not better.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
Faith and Justice: The meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill was supposed to be an ecumenical milestone, but it caused anxiety among some observers.
Faith and Justice: Believers must join in condemning contemptuous and hateful speech directed at any religious group.