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Survey: Most Americans say U.S. should shelter, not rush to deport, child migrants


Cathy Lynn Grossman Jul 29, 2014

Most Americans say the waves of children crossing into the United States from Central America are refugees fleeing danger at home.

About a child


Vincent Lachina Jul 29, 2014

Amid the war, the strife, the hate,

Beyond the death and suffering,

Opus Prize brings global humanitarian leaders to Spokane


Tracy Simmons Jul 29, 2014

They’re quietly transforming the lives of the world’s poor, working with incarcerated women and their children in New York, serving the Dalit caste living in the slums of India and trying to educate Bangkok’s neediest children.

Jesus as a follower of wisdom

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Thomas Schmidt Jul 29, 2014

The major difficulty I have with writing about wisdom is that few people are very familiar with the concept.

BRIEF: Gonzaga Celebrates Feast of St. Ignatius July 31 with Mass

Public Domain Image of St Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) Founder of the Jesuits

Tracy Simmons Jul 28, 2014

Gonzaga University will mark the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, in honor of the founder of the Society of Jesus, with a noon Mass on, July 31 in the University Chapel located in College Hall.

Prophetic Films: A few heroic teens cannot prevent abuses of authority


Mark Azzara Jul 28, 2014

The film “The Giver,” due out this summer, is part of a genre — “The Hunger Games” series, “Divergent” and “Elysium” are others of recent vintage — that depicts a world where some people in authority make decisions that everyone else obeys, or else.

BREAKING: Rabbi David Saperstein tapped as first non-Christian to serve as U.S. ambassador for religious freedom

(RNS7-FEB17) Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, preaches at a Washington, D.C., service in 2002. He says the Ten Commandments continue to be featured artistically in synagogues. See RNS-TEN-PREACH, transmitted Feb. 17, 2005. Photo courtesy of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

Lauren Markoe Jul 28, 2014

President Obama on Monday (July 28) said he plans to tap Rabbi David Saperstein as the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, the first non-Christian to hold the job, which was created in 1998.