Voices
Eileen Markey teaches journalism at Lehman College and is the editor of an anthology of the work of investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, 'Without Compromise: The Brave Journalism That First Exposed Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and the American Epidemic of Corruption.' (Bold Type Books/Hachette)
Arts & CultureLast Take
Eileen Markey
The death of renowned reporter Jim Dwyer is a loss for New York City—as well as for all the people he influenced, informed, or touched in other ways over the course of an impressive life.
A new crime-prevention strategy treats physical violence as a disease, or a contagion that is spread from one person to another. (iStock)
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Eileen Markey
From the streets of Chicago to hospital halls in the Bronx, volunteers are trying to end the national scourge of gun violence by treating it as a virus, preventing victims from becoming perpetrators.
A 1940 photo shows indigenous students and a nun in a girls' classroom at Cross Lake Indian Residential School in Manitoba. (CNS photo/Library and Archives Canada, Reuters) 
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Eileen Markey
Canada has begun truth-seeking and reconciliation, and the Sisters of Charity in Nova Scotia are confronting their order’s role in a racist educational system.
Clergy of many faiths from across the United States participate in a prayer circle on Nov. 3, 2016, in front of a bridge in Standing Rock, N.D., where demonstrators confront police during a protest of the Dakota Access pipeline. (CNS photo/Stephanie Keith, Reuters)
FaithDispatches
Eileen Markey
Long before Pope Francis articulated in “Laudato Si’” a comprehensive Catholic call to care for the physical environment, Agape members were focused on treading lightly on the earth and combining a contemplative lifestyle with frontline environmental and peace activism.
FaithFeatures
Eileen Markey
Activists see a moral imperative for protecting our water.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Eileen Markey
The media is not the “enemy of the people.” We are the people’s detectives.
Books
Eileen Markey
'Flannery O'Connor,' by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell; 'Oscar Romero,' by Kevin Clarke
EspañolIn All Things
Eileen Markey
This translation has been provided by Juan V Fern ndez de la Gala The original post can be found here Esta es una historia de amor y no de muerte Estaba empezando la Cuaresma y me detuve un momento ante la tumba de tres religiosas de Maryknoll en un peque o cementerio al noroeste de El Salvado
FaithIn All Things
Eileen Markey
It 39 s about love not death At the beginning of Lent I stood before the grave of three Maryknoll sisters in a crowded little cemetery in the northwestern province of El Salvador I 39 d come looking for Maura Clarke one of the four church women ndash Ita Ford Dorothy Kazel Jean Donovan are
Books
Eileen Markey
Taking inspiration from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn rsquo s seminal One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Jens Soering has written an unblinking and harrowing critique of the American prison system and what he argues is the nation rsquo s over-reliance on incarceration Soering takes readers through a