Waiting for Trumpeace

 11/17/2016 - 15:23
At least 6 people died yesterday during a bombing in Douma, in the outskirts of Damascus (Syria). EFE / MOHAMMED BADRA

Syria used to be the home of 1.5 million Christians before the war. Now there are only 600,000. Most of them flew to Turkey or Lebanon, and they will never come back. Others are among the 200.000 people dead in this cruel civil war. “It’s an open war, but it can be stopped, if there is will”, says Jean Abdou Arbach, Greek-Catholic Archbishop of Homs, in Syria. “Today, all the world powers are in Syria. What does Russia want? What do the Americans want? We must wait and see what is going to be Trump’s political strategy for the Middle East.

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 4:18am

Pushing back on the terms of the debate

 08/17/2015 - 11:07
"Fox Kids Table Debate: The 7 least popular GOP candidates" (Top row left to right: Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry; bottom row left to right: Lindsey Graham, Jim Gilmore and George Pataki) by DonkeyHotey, Flickr.

The question landed with a thud, jarring in its bald bigotry: As President, would you order spying on mosques? The second-tier Republican presidential candidates scrambled to answer. The incident illuminates an under-discussed aspect of presidential debates: The power of debate moderators to set the terms of discussion.

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 10:54am
Plain Text Author: 
Sabrina Vourvoulias

Remembering a forgotten genocide

 03/16/2015 - 15:49
Photo: "Armenian woman kneeling beside dead child in field" by en:American Committee for Relief in the Near East - from usa gov site.Rights Information: No known restrictions on publication.Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-48100 (b&w film copy neg.) Call Number: LOT 10898 [item] [P&P]Medium: 1 photographic print.. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. 

Lent is a time for self-examination and repentance; a time for good spiritual reading and the Sacrament of Penance. It’s also a time for renewing our sense of solidarity with fellow Christians around the world. It’s a moment to remember the witness of so many Christians who’ve died simply because they were Christian.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 3:27pm

Persecution Under the Radar

 12/05/2010 - 15:36
Persecution Under the Radar

Picture the Islamic Republic of Iran. What comes to mind? For the
average American it may be nuclear proliferation, the bombastic President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, maybe Persian rugs, but not much else. Certainly seven
regular, middle-class people who have been imprisoned for quietly practicing
the Baha'i religion haven't made it onto our radars.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda