Development

Tom Kean December 07, 2018
Since 2001, attacks worldwide have increased fivefold. From the Sahara Desert to cyberspace, Islamist militants continue to find innovative new ways to extend their reach.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson inspects the federal department’s Fair Housing Door Exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, via Wikimedia Commons)
Robert David Sullivan November 02, 2018
The homeownership gap between white and black families is as wide as it was in the 1960s, and the remaining barriers to integration include restrictive zoning and newly tightfisted banks.
America Films August 08, 2018
How Jesuit Refugee Service is helping struggling farmers in the Catatumbo region stop producing coca and get back on their feet
Antonio De Loera-Brust August 07, 2018
In the rural community of Las Palmas, a group of former coca farmers are replacing coca production with legitimate crops in the hope of promoting peace.
With Veterinary Technician Jude's help, Sister Toni Temporiti, C.P.P.S., hands over a pregnant cow to Guadencia, a farmer in Masaka, Uganda, marking the beginning of her "living loan" in 2012. (Photo by Heather Cammarata)
Michael V. Tueth, S.J. October 26, 2017
The price of that hamburger could help an African family start a business. And the money to do this could be given to them as a loan, not as a charitable gift.
A train carries coal near Ravenna, Ky., in this 2014 file photo. Catholic groups are developing a new tool to rank countries' work in human and environmental development. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
The "Laudato Si" Observatory will attempt to measure how countries are living up to the famous Papal encyclical on the environment.