News Bites

THE PRICE OF cocaine in the U.S.

Laurel Frodge 09-01-2009

LABOR UNIONS, CATHOLIC health-care providers, and the U.S.

Joey Ager 09-01-2009

At the Christian Amahoro gathering in South Africa in June, former apartheid-era Minister of Law and Order Adriaan Vlok publicly washed the feet of Sean Callaghan, a young white South African man w

In April, 14 Christians were arrested at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, from where drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan are guided, in the first major U.S. public protest against combat drones.

Last November’s election was the most racially and ethnically diverse in U.S. history, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

Joey Ager 08-01-2009

In May, hundreds of people returned to tiny Postville, Iowa, to mark the first anniversary of the largest immigration raid in U.S.

Kaitlin Barker 08-01-2009

Twenty years ago, on June 4, 1989, tanks rolled into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to suppress an estimated 100,000 peaceful protesters.

Joey Ager 07-01-2009

On the final working day of the Bush administration, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice designated eight countries as egregious violators of religious freedom, but waived the possibility of sancti

Kaitlin Barker 07-01-2009

The Teresian Carmelites of Millbury, Massachusetts, soon hope to add a wind farm to their life of prayer and service.

The recently launched Two Futures Project is twittering us into a non-nuclear future.

Elizabeth Palmberg 06-01-2009

In March, the Obama administration appointed J. Scott Gration as the U.S. special envoy to Sudan.

Faith Walk Needs Socks

The Ecumenical Water Network, an international Christian body formed to raise awareness about justice and the global water crisis, declared its frustration that the World Water Forum, which met in

More than 100 Mennonite pastors and lay ministers released a letter in April to the Mennonite Church USA, calling for the denomination to extend full welcome to gay and lesbian people and inviting

Three percent of all District of Columbia residents are living with HIV/AIDS, according to a report released in March by the District government. The U.S.

Joey Ager 06-01-2009

Amidst the news of global market collapse, 11 of the world’s leading ethical banks met for the first time in March to form the Global Alliance for Banking on Values and to develop new strateg

When two more African na­tions ratify the Pelindaba anti-nuclear weapons treaty, the globe’s Southern hemisphere will become a nuclear weapons-free zone.

Joey Ager 04-01-2009

Christian Churches Together (CCT), a three-year-old ecumenical group representing more than 100 million U.S.

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