This year marks the 40th anniversary of “The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response,” the 1983 letter of the U.S. Catholic bishops on questions of war and peace.
Catholics face ‘new moment’ for church teaching on war and peace, cardinal says
As U.N. debates Mideast conflict, Israeli-Palestinian orchestra models peace in concert
An orchestra made up of eight musicians from either side of that Middle Eastern divide were in the same building Feb. 23, performing a classical musical concert for a selected audience.
Catholics call for prayer, justice as video of Memphis Black man’s deadly arrest released
The Diocese of Memphis invited the faithful to a Jan. 27 noontime rosary for peace at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Pope, bishops call for peace as violent protests in Peru turn deadly
Peru’s bishops pleaded for peace as violent protests against the country’s current president and legislature have claimed the lives of dozens of people.
CIDSE calls EU due diligence regs watered down, harmful to global South
Businesses and corporate lobbies pushed EU governments “to modify the proposed rules, making it harder for victims to obtain justice.
U.K. Supreme Court: Buffer zones OK at Northern Ireland abortion clinics
The court announced Dec. 7 that the legislation to ban “direct” and “indirect” pro-life “influence” within 100 meters of abortion facilities did not infringe the right to free expression upheld by the convention, to which the U.K. is a signatory.
Asia Bibi advocates for Pakistanis accused of blasphemy
In her first on-camera interview since she was acquitted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2018 and left the country, Bibi urged government agencies to “thoroughly” investigate blasphemy-related offenses.
Before World Cup, Church leaders highlight human rights concerns in Qatar
European church leaders have urged awareness of human rights issues during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, amid continued criticism that the Gulf state was allowed to host the tournament.