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Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
ARABIAN SEA (May 16, 2019) Lt. Nicholas Miller, from Spring, Texas, and Lt. Sean Ryan, from Gautier, Miss., launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Pukin' Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/Released)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Kevin ClarkeMay 20, 2019
This month the increasingly bellicose rhetoric and actions emerging from the Trump administration under the guidance of Mr. Bolton have meant a sudden surge of alarm in the region. Will it mean another war in the Middle East?
Rabbi Arthur Schneier and Dr. Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa (Diane Bondareff for Appeal of Conscience Foundation)
Faith GoodNews
Kevin ClarkeMay 17, 2019
Following attacks on houses of worship in Sri Lanka, New Zealand and the United States, Muslim and Jewish leaders sign a joint call for cooperation among different faiths.
Young pro-life advocates from St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Perryville, Mo., participate in the 46th annual March for Life on Jan. 18 in Washington. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeApril 26, 2019
Coming so soon after the suspension of the Twitter account for the anti-abortion film “Unplanned,” the suspension raised some eyebrows in the Twitterverse.
Sister Nazik Matty in her garden in Erbil. Photo by Kevin Clarke.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeApril 25, 2019
“We have a mission here; we have a mission with the Muslim people. Our Christian community believes in this mission, that we should be ready to stay, to take this responsibility,” no matter the risks.
Yazidi children from Iraq’s Sinjar region at a displaced person camp served by Jesuit Refugee Service near Shariya, Iraq. Like Nineveh’s Christians, the Yazidi people were targeted by ISIS in what U.N. investigators described as genocide in 2016. (All photos by Kevin Clarke)
Faith Features
Kevin ClarkeApril 19, 2019
Christians are slowly returning to help rebuild northern Iraq, but many remain fearful of an ISIS resurgence and feel abandoned by the national government.
Faith News Analysis
Kevin ClarkeApril 11, 2019
According to Father David Neuhaus, the Israeli political leadership in recent years has “only mouthed support” for a peace process that concludes with two independent states “and now no longer does even that.”
Austin Jennings, a member of the Students for Life at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., joins pro-life advocates in front of the Supreme Court during the March for Life Jan. 18, 2019. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Kevin ClarkeApril 02, 2019
“Our nation is better than infanticide,” the archbishop said. “Babies born alive during the process of abortion deserve the same care and medical assistance as any other newborn.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeFebruary 15, 2019
To Bishop Mark Seitz the real emergency is humanitarian—a matter of deciding how best to care for the people coming to the border. “That should concern us,” he said. “This is a group of very vulnerable people.”
The United States remains the world’s top spender on defense, but it has reduced its commitment to peace-building initiatives. (iStock/guvendemir)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeFebruary 08, 2019
A new report says that military budgets continue to spiral upward, but global spending on peace initiatives is already low and is further endangered by domestic politics.
A woman is rescued by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms in the Central Mediterranean Sea on Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJanuary 11, 2019
The U.N.’s International Organization for Migration reports that for the fifth consecutive year more than 4,500 people are believed to have died or gone missing on migration routes around the world in 2018.