Blog: Tragedy in Baghdad Church

Nov 07, 2010 | By Sister Beth Murphy, OP, Catholic Services of Macomb, Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Refugee Resettlement

Thursday night last week, I finally got around to preparing for the Saturday catechism class at St. Toma Syriac Parish. I grabbed my Bible to check the Sunday scriptures – today's scriptures – and my heart skipped a beat. There it was, in front of me, the same story that my Iraqi friends and family had been living all week: the story of the heinous torture and murder of seven Macabbean martyrs and their mother (2 Maccabees 7). Read more

NETWORK at SOA Watch vigil

Sat, 2010-11-20 05:00

NETWORK lobbyist Marge Clark, BVM, will conduct a dialogue on "After the Election: Working together to create economic survival for all" at the School of the Americas vigil in Colombus GA.


NETWORK will also have a table on Ft. Benning Road during the vigil.

3D Security: Development, Diplomacy and Defense

Security means freedom from fear and freedom from want.

"1D Security" - Solely Defense

It is easy to assume that United States and global security are linked solely to military action. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States has focused primarily on a security approach that is one-dimensional. We have relied only on military defense to have an immediate impact. In 2009, only 1% of U.S. tax dollars went to global spending on diplomacy and development efforts while 33% went to the military.

International Day of Peace

Tue, 2010-09-21 04:00

Please pray for peace with millions of other people around the world at Noon on September 21.

Jean Sammon in Shepherdstown WV

Sat, 2010-10-23 04:00

NETWORK's Field Coordinator Jean Sammon will give a talk on advocacy at St. Agnes Parish in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Development Spending in Iraq – What is the Smartest Way to Move Forward?

As the U.S. moves forward with military withdrawal from Iraq, it is critical to take a look at the status of development spending. Read more

A New START -- A Key Step in the Reduction of Nuclear Weapons

A new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) was signed by President Obama and Russian President Medvedev on April 8, 2010. The treaty calls for reducing the number of U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons, and includes methods to verify these reductions.

Before the treat can go into effect, it must be ratified by the U.S. Senate and the Russian Parliament.


NETWORK’s Position

Nuclear weapons are a threat not only to human life and dignity, but also to all of creation. NETWORK believes that the U.S.

SOA Watch Vigil - Close the School of the Americas

Fri, 2010-11-19 05:00 - Sun, 2010-11-21 05:00

Vigil / rally at the gates of Ft. Benning, GA. 20th anniversary of first vigil. More information here.

A New START – A Key Step in the Reduction of Nuclear Weapons

A one-page (both sides) page of information about the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Read more

Blog: How to Help Iraqi Christians?

Jul 13, 2010 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

On a humid DC afternoon, I went over to the US Catholic Conference Building to attend a briefing by six Iraqi Christian leaders. Three of the leaders reside in Iraq and three are leaders of the refugee community in the United States. Read more

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