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For decades, Katanga Province, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has suffered humanitarian crises—from famine to war. A group of three territories, called the "triangle of death," has been hit especially hard since 2011, forcing thousands of families to flee. Catholic Relief Services,...More
Two years ago, at the peak of the drought in the Horn of Africa, up to 1,500 people a day were coming from Somalia into Kenya, and headed for the refugee camps around the border town of Dadaab. A large entourage of reporters, photographers and film crews chronicled their movements....More
One thing you have in common with your poorest brothers and sisters might easily escape your notice—even if you firmly believe we're all one human family.
You know loss.
You've suffered disaster, heartbreak, grief of all kind. You may not think to compare your suffering with...More
You turn on the tap and your water spews sludgy brown. Or, you find that the pipes have run dry again. So, you walk for 30 minutes out and 30 minutes back to collect water from a muddy river to make your family's meals, wash the dishes and bathe.
Your daughters may miss school so they...More
When an alien resides with you in your land, do not mistreat such a one. You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; you shall love the alien as yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt. I, the LORD, am your God...More
Like all concerned mothers, Victorine Minoarison and Helene Baotlata sacrifice for their families. They skimp on their own meals so their children can eat more. They work hard in their fields in rural Madagascar to harvest enough rice to sell and eat throughout the year.
"Christianity offered solid advantages to women. It treated them as equals in the eyes of God. It told husbands to treat their wives with as much consideration as Christ showed to his 'bride,' the Church. And it gave them the protection of Jesus' unusually definite teaching on the...More
"Any well-regulated and productive association of men in society demands the acceptance of one fundamental principle: that each individual man is truly a person. His is a nature, that is, endowed with intelligence and free will. As such he has rights and duties, which together flow as a direct...More