Civil Rights

Members of the Archdiocese of Sydney’s Anti-Slavery Taskforce: John McCarthy (chair), Alison Rahill (executive officer), Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., and Jenny Stanger (executive manager). (Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Sydney)
John McCarthy, Q.C. October 24, 2019
About 40 million people are now trapped by forced labor and human trafficking. John McCarthy explains how the church in Australia is “slavery-proofing” its procurement practices and supply chains.
Some religious groups and religious liberty groups have applauded the commission including the Center for Family and Human Rights, a Catholic think tank.
The Editors April 10, 2019
In 1939, the editors spoke out against the Daughters of the American Revolution when the group tried to prevent Marian Anderson from performing in Constitution Hall. Anderson performed instead at the Lincoln Memorial before a crowd of 75,000.
Olga Segura February 01, 2019
The Black Lives Matter movement has grown to become the first major racial justice movement in the United States since the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. (iStock/AndreyKrav)
During African-American History Month, we should embrace the radical Dr. King, who focused on the “triple American evils of racism, materialism and militarism.”
Emma Winters January 07, 2019
The new documentary ‘Hesburgh’ highlights stories of bridge building by the legendary university president