Politics & Society DispatchesKevin ClarkeJanuary 14, 2020
The executive order, issued in September, requires for the first time that resettlement agencies get written consent from state and local officials in any jurisdiction where they hope to place refugees after June 2020.
Politics & Society News AnalysisKevin ClarkeJanuary 03, 2020
Christians have just begun to trickle back to communities that had been devastated first by ISIS then by the Iraqi and U.S. coalition forces that drove out ISIS. Those forces include the Shiite militia that have been targeted by the Trump administration over the last week.
Faith News AnalysisKevin ClarkeJanuary 02, 2020
Perhaps predictably, Catholics who have come to view Pope Francis as a threat to the clarity of church teaching could only see the worst in the pope’s angry reaction to the grasping pilgrim.
Politics & Society DispatchesKevin ClarkeDecember 03, 2019
“People have asked me: ‘How does this compare with Watergate?’” he said, “and I have been quite explicit in stating that what Watergate involved pales in comparison to what the investigations of President Trump’s conduct have revealed.”
Politics & Society DispatchesKevin ClarkeNovember 27, 2019
Was Mr. Morales’s departure from La Paz the result of a coup? Or was the president’s removal the result of a more or less defensible process?
Politics & Society DispatchesKevin ClarkeNovember 18, 2019
Armed groups affiliated with ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, celebrating erroneously in a statement the killing of “two priests.”
Politics & Society DispatchesKevin ClarkeOctober 31, 2019
This is only the latest wave of Syrian refugees and internally displaced people from Iraq to seek safety in Iraqi-Kurdistan, which already hosts 38 camps. So far 12,000 Syrian civilians have taken refuge across the border.
Politics & Society NewsKevin ClarkeOctober 25, 2019
The good news is that “trends in women’s empowerment are heading in the right direction globally. Some 59 countries recorded significant progress since the first edition while only one country (Yemen) experienced major deterioration.”
Politics & Society DispatchesKevin ClarkeOctober 23, 2019
As tensions rise again with the approach of a Nov. 12 deadline for the creation of a unity government, Bishop Kussala has a message for the conflict-weary people of South Sudan. “The church is here to stay,” he said. “We serve the people; we don’t run away.”