Migrants, many from Haiti, cross the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, to avoid deportation from the U.S. The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Donna Markham
Not only is the immigration system broken, but the conversation around it is as well. Far too frequently, we become polarized.
Felician Sisters Marilyn Minter and Inga Borko treat a young patient in Jacmel. Photo courtesy of the Felician Sisters of North America
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
To outsiders, the situation can appear completely beyond repair, but that is not the reality Sister Marilyn has come to know in Jacmel. “People need to hear that Haitians are survivors,” she said. “They are people of hope.”
FaithNews
Mariam Fam - Associated Press
America’s major religions and denominations, often divided on other big issues, have united behind the effort to help receive an influx of refugees from Afghanistan following the end of the United States’ longest war.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis said Christians “cannot remain indifferent” in “historic moments such as this one.”
Politics & SocietyNews
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
The Jesuits, who have been in Afghanistan since 2004, have suspended their mission in the country “indefinitely.”
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Tawanda Karombo
Educators and humanitarian workers in Mozambique are expressing mixed feelings about a deployment of multinational forces to confront an intensifying Islamist insurgency in Mozambique.