Dispatches

Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJanuary 02, 2018
In 2010, Canada endorsed the declaration as “aspirational” without beginning a process for its practical implementation.
Escaping paramilitaries, Tzotzil Mayans in Chiapas have been scattered in small camps in the area surrounding the town of Chalchihuitán. Photo by Jan-Albert Hootsen.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenDecember 29, 2017
Approximately 5,000 indigenous Tzotzil Mayans have been scattered in small refugee camps in the area surrounding the town of Chalchihuitán, in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas. They say they were chased out of their homes by unknown gunmen after the escalation of an old land dispute.
Faith Dispatches
Joseph McAuleyDecember 26, 2017
Christmas is a wonderful and joyful mystery and we humans can never, ever really understand it.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartDecember 22, 2017
Just before Christmas, the announcement came that religious output on the BBC is to increase, not vanish, in 2018.
Cardinal Bernard F. Law and Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan, former apostolic nuncio to the United States, leave after Pope Francis' audience with members of the Roman Curia in Clementine Hall at the Vatican Dec. 22, 2014 (CNS photo/Paul Haring). 
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 20, 2017
As a younger man Law was hailed for his courageous positions on desegregation and civil rights, but his legacy is marred by the sexual abuse crisis.
Mexican soldiers patrol the city of Ciudad Juárez during a visit by then-President Felipe Calderon on Aug. 9, 2011. (iStock/vichinterlang)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenDecember 19, 2017
A new law will formalize the military's role in fighting organized crime, but many would prefer strengthening Mexico’s poorly trained and underpaid police forces.