War & Peace

n this Thursday, July 24, 2014 file photo, people walk on the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq.(AP Photo, File)
Politics & Society News
Here's a look at some of the major sites destroyed by IS in Iraq and Syria.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJune 15, 2017
The conflict in Syria is a proxy war, not between the United States and Russia, as some American commentators have suggested, but between the two major powers vying for regional hegemony.
A mother cradles her baby May 30 at the Bidi Bidi refugee camp in Arua, Uganda, where thousands from war-ravaged South Sudan have fled in search of shelter and safety. (CNS photo/Helen Manson, U.S. Embassy in Uganda)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 14, 2017
United Nations sources report that as many as 30 million are threatened by hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen—and 20 million “are at immediate risk.”
Nigerian Marist Brother Christian Mbam, right, talks with a farmer on a church-sponsored farm in Riimenze, South Sudan. Brother Mbam serves as a technical consultant to a religious-run agricultural project. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
Faith News
Solidarity with South Sudan's farm has become a major teaching center, modeling agricultural techniques for farmers seeking more sustainable ways of producing food.
Pax Christi Toronto members gather in 2015 at the "Soldiers' Tower on campus at the University of Toronto, during its annual Peace Walk to mark The International Day of Peace. (Photo courtesy of Pamela Carriere)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJune 08, 2017
In neighboring Canada, a dedicated network of Catholic peacemakers has been hard at work building a movement for nonviolence.
Faith News
Bishop DeSimone was in harm's way, just a step or two behind the action.