Civil Rights

Joe Arpaio at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona (Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore)
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 07, 2017
On Twitter, the president even called him an “American Patriot.”
President Paul Kagame is sworn in for another term at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda, on Aug.18. (AP Photo Eric Murinzi)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganAugust 23, 2017
Two elections this month in eastern and central Africa—in Kenya and Rwanda—have brought out tensions and contradictions in the continent’s democratic process.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsAugust 09, 2017
Brutality, corruption and an “us-versus-them” mentality in the ranks undermine what is for many officers a sincere vocation to protect and serve.
Ernesto Vega listens as Archbishop Jose H. Gomez leads an interfaith prayer service for the immigrant community in November at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. (CNS photo/Patrick T. Fallon, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Short Take
J. Kevin ApplebyJuly 31, 2017
Bishops must lead by example and facilitate the involvement of Catholics in supporting vulnerable immigrant families.
Retired Bishop Gordon D. Bennett of Mandeville, Jamaica, poses for a photo with an attendees of the 12th National Black Catholic Congress on July 9 in Orlando. (CNS/courtesy Nancy Jo Davis, National Black Catholic Congress)
Faith Dispatches
Anna MarcheseJuly 28, 2017

The Catholic Church in the United States boasts 71 million members, 2.9 million of whom are black.

British Prime Minister Theresa May listens to election results in Maidenhead on June 9. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Politics & Society Short Take
Eloise BlondiauJune 09, 2017
At the end of her election campaign, the British prime minister made ominous comments about curtailing civil liberties.