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Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kevin Clarke
How the international media covers the migration tragedy unfolding in the Atlantic in comparison to coverage of the Titan tragedy on the Mediterranean Sea seems a valid question to probe.
Kassem Abo Zeed holds up a phone displaying a photo of himself with his wife, Ezra, who is missing after a fishing boat carrying migrants sank off southern Greece, in the southern port city of Kalamata on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Abo Zeed traveled from Hamburg, Germany to try and find his wife and her missing brother, Abdullah Aoun. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
At the end of 2022, according to the United Nations, more than 108 million people worldwide “were forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and events seriously disturbing public order.” The figure represents an increase of almost 20 million people over 2021.
Politics & SocietyInterviews
Laura Oldfather
Joan Rosenhauer, the executive director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, discusses J.R.S.’s mission of “accompanying, serving and advocating” for refugees and forcibly displaced peoples.
FaithShort Take
Jaime Soto
What is transpiring in Sacramento is part of a long, sorrowful litany of migrants being shuffled around as fodder for the propaganda of feeble, failed ideas.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds up bills he signed during a bill signing ceremony at the Coastal Community Church at Lighthouse Point on May 16, 2023, in Lighthouse Point, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
Ron DeSantis has signaled that he will make Florida’s restrictive immigration policies a centerpiece of his presidential campaign. He is ignoring the fact that our nation relies on immigrant labor.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The combination of religious faith and prophetic political action that marked César Chávez’s hunger strikes would become typical of many other moments in his long career as a labor organizer turned American icon.