Climate: Rally to challenge Keystone XL

The following report was written by Sr. Mary Ann Smith, MM, who, with other Maryknoll missioners, Affiliates and staff members from the Global Concerns office, joined a multi-faith contingent organized by Sojourners and Interfaith Power and Light at the February 17 rally on climate change in Washington, D.C., attended by tens of thousands of people.

Korea: New windows of opportunity?

For the past 60 years, since the 1950-53 civil war with South Korea ended in a truce, North Korea has been stuck in a vicious cycle, a strategic plan that can be described in short as oppression coupled with threats of insanity and aggression, all enabled by North Korea’s economic lifeline: China.