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People in Soweto, South Africa, walk past electricity pylons July 3, 2022, during frequent power outages because of aging coal-fired plants. (CNS photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Russell Pollitt, S.J.
In a pastoral letter, titled “All Citizens to Reclaim the Dream,” the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference encouraged South Africans not to lose hope.
A march and a Mass on Sept. 16 were part of the celebration of the memory of former Jesuit James Carney, who disappeared in Honduras on Sept. 16, 1983 (photo: Jeremy Zipple, S.J.).
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Jeremy Zipple
James Carney pledged his life to the cause of destitute campesinos in Honduras, living and working among them as a parish priest and organizing campesino cooperatives to fight for land reform and human rights.
A damaged residential apartment building following shelling is seen in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, declared that it started what it called an "anti-terrorist operation" targeting Armenian military positions in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and officials in that region said there was heavy artillery firing around its capital. (AP Photo/Siranush Sargsyan)
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Kevin Clarke
Many fear the endgame in the region will mean widespread loss of life and ethnic cleansing of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh unless global attention can be redirected to the crisis.
A memorial march marks the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Jan. 30, 2022. Families of the 14 unarmed Catholics killed by the British military in 1972 are challenging the British government's resistance to prosecuting the soldiers in the courts. (CNS photo/Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
With so many political and cultural forces arrayed against the Legacy and Reconciliation proposal, why has Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s government pressed on?
Liony Batista, holding microphone, is the founder of Fundación Nueva Alegría in the Dominican Republic. Photo courtesy of Cross Catholic Outreach.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
The children and teens of Quitasueños can also take recreational classes, like hip-hop, dance and drama; and the center organizes summer camps in the mountains. Oh, and one more thing. The young people learn about God.
Supporters of presidential candidate Bernardo Arévalo of the Seed Movement party protest in Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 13, 2023, outside the Guatemala Attorney General's office to demand respect to the results of the Guatemala first round of presidential elections. (OSV News photo/Cristina Chiquin, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Agren
Bernardo Arévalo campaigned on an anti-graft agenda in a contest that many in Guatemala had assumed was rigged from the start against insurgent candidacies.