War & Peace

President Donald Trump stands behind and in front of members of a Marine honor guard as he greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau as they arrive at the White House on Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeOctober 12, 2017
The president’s threats, according to the statement, “have brought the world to the brink of a nuclear catastrophe and have intensified global insecurity.”
A combination photo shows members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in Geneva on Oct. 6. The group won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Pictured from left to right are Beatrice Fihn, executive director; Daniel Hogsta, coordinator; and Grethe Ostern, a member of the organization's steering committee. (CNS photo/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
The Nobel committee honored ICAN for its efforts to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons under international law through the U.N.
Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., speaks during a hearing on genocide in Iraq and Syria held on Oct. 3 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Smith, who is senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired the hearing. (CNS photo/Erin Granzow, House Office of Photography)
Politics & Society News
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said that IS militants began committing genocide against Yezidis and Christians in Iraq in 2014, and "three years later, they are still not receiving the assistance they need from the United States and so their survival in their ancient homelands is in jeopardy."
Arts & Culture Books
Thomas RzeznikSeptember 29, 2017
Barton Cross, a Navy serviceman, was taken prisoner by the Japanese in 1942. Then his brothers tried to get him back.
Refugee women in Cairo participate in a sewing and knitting class in early November, 2013. The class was sponsored by St. Andrew's Refugee Services, which is supported by Catholic Relief Services. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey) (Jan. 2, 2014)
Politics & Society News
The archbishop explained that women are "too often undervalued" and vulnerable to discrimination, not only when they are part of an ethnic, religious or linguistic minority, but for simply being women.
Father Emanuel Youkhana, an archimandrite of the Assyrian Church of the East, looks through the rubble of a Syriac Catholic Church on Jan. 27 in Qaraqosh, Iraq. The mannequin and poster were used as target practice. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
Politics & Society News
The "revolting reality" of recent wars shows just how urgent it is that the international community act to protect religious minorities in situations of conflict, a top Vatican official told the U.N. General Assembly.