Civil Rights

Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuMarch 20, 2017
A draconian law adopted by the National People’s Congress is aimed at preventing Chinese citizens from challenging the Communist Party’s version of history.
In this May 30, 2016 file photo, police work the scene where a man was fatally shot in the chest in Chicago (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP).
Politics & Society Dispatches
Judith ValenteMarch 18, 2017
In a five page “open letter,” Zachary Fardon traced problems in the city’s most troubled neighborhoods to neglect “rooted in ugly truths about power politics, race and racism.
Barronelle Stutzman, left, meets with supporters outside Washington's state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Politics & Society Short Take
Robert K. VischerFebruary 28, 2017
A court decision compelling businesses to cater to same-sex weddings is a lazy response to the challenges of a pluralist society.
Politics & Society News
Communities need to be saved from "corruption, extortion, the illegal trafficking of drugs and weapons," he said.
Politics & Society Short Take
Jordan Denari DuffnerJanuary 23, 2017
It should not be difficult for Catholics to acknowledge the reality of Islamophobia.
Faith In All Things
Michael O'LoughlinJanuary 16, 2017
Pope Francis has invoked the civil rights crusader in three high-profile messages delivered during his pontificate.