Civil Rights

Donald Kerwin August 06, 2018
Attempting to end birthright citizenship would be disastrous for a nation whose success has turned on its ability to incorporate immigrants.
Olga Segura July 17, 2018
The Catholic Church has renewed efforts to fight racism in the U.S., but Black Lives Matter deserves credit for keeping our attention on racial justice.
Christopher R. Altieri July 02, 2018
Our love of America should not be blinkered or unmindful. We must face the failures to live up to our commitments squarely and without stint.
Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela walk together on Feb. 11, 1990, upon his release from prison in Cape Town. Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2 at the age of 81. (AP Photo)
Anthony Egan April 04, 2018
The “struggle era” in South Africa is ending.
In this Aug. 28, 1963, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo, File)
Luke Hansen, S.J. April 02, 2018
“For Christians, nonviolence is not merely tactical behavior but a person’s way of being.”
Aaron Brown of Houston and Arielle Phillips of Charlotte, N.C., pause to view a 30-foot sculpture of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington Jan. 19. (CNS photo/Mike Theiler, Reuters)
Pete Davis April 02, 2018
When we say we do not want to live in this time, we are acting more like the priest than like the Samaritan.