War & Peace

Politics & Society
Gerard O'ConnellApril 28, 2017
“What is needed are peacemakers, not fomenters of conflict; firefighters not arsonists; preachers of reconciliation and not instigators of destruction.”
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsApril 18, 2017
Piling violence on violence is not a strategy toward peace; it is a dangerous reflex that could just prolong the suffering.
Arts & Culture Video
America FilmsApril 17, 2017

A profile of Philip Metres, poet and the 2015 recipient of the George Hunt Prize

Faith News
Pope Francis used his traditional Easter Sunday message to call the bombing of a refugee convoy near Aleppo a “despicable attack” and urged world leaders to “prevent the spread of conflicts” despite mounting tensions in Syria and North Korea.
A nun walks through the hallway of the badly damaged convent of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena in Qaraqosh, Iraq. (CNS photo/courtesy John E. Kozar, CNEWA)
Politics & Society News
"ISIS had written really vile things about Jesus and the church. The convent was burned and gutted. Everything was stolen. Anything holy in their mind was burned."
Mourners attend the April 10 funeral for victims of a bomb attack the previous day at the Orthodox Church of St. George in Tanta, Egypt.  (CNS photo/Mohamed Hossam, EPA)
Faith News
Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt's minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.