Voices
Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
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.
The badly damaged church of Mar Behnam and Mart Sarah awaits repairs in Baghdeda (Qaraqosh), Iraq. In the foreground is the church's collapsed bell tower, demolished by Daesh, as ISIS is known here, during its retreat from the city. Photo by Kevin Clarke.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 21, 2018
The Christian community in Iraq has been decimated by decades of conflict, persecution and disorder, culminating in the unbelievable savagery of ISIS. After two millennia in Iraq, the Christian population has reduced to a vanishing point, raising concerns around the world about the viability of
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 20, 2018
The nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting reported earlier this week that at least 20 Jesuits who had been credibly accused of abuse against minors were housed at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., until 2016.
Pope Francis leads an audience at the Vatican on Nov. 30. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)
Faith News Analysis
Kevin ClarkeDecember 05, 2018
The pope’s comments have provoked consternation among previous admirers, who worry that he is walking back the more pastoral approach to L.G.B.T. Catholics that has been his hallmark, and rejoicing among some of his usual critics, who complain that his persistent emphasis on mercy can sometimes