Central America’s Northern Triangle: Complex Solutions Needed

The Northern Triangle region is facing complex issues which are causing spillover effects and knocking at the door of the United States. This crisis will take time and a multifaceted approach to address. Rather than subscribing to vague plans which tell us how resolve the region’s socioeconomic issues, we must remain open to dialogue with all stakeholders and civil society in particular.

PODCAST: Obama Executive Action from the Jesuit Conference Perspective

Last week President Obama announced executive action that will provide temporary relief to upwards of 5 million people currently in the U.S. without documentation. Shaina Aber (Policy Director, U.S. Jesuit Conference Social & International Ministries) offers an overview of President Obama's action from her perspective as director of the U.S. Jesuit Conference's National Advocacy Office. This interview was recorded on Monday, November 24, 2014, via telephone. Shaina joined us from her office at the Jesuit Conference in Washington D.C.
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Political Polarization and the Dignity of Man

In a rare moment of almost general consensus amongst the America people, it is agreed that the sooner that members of Congress overcome their political differences and ideologies, the better the nation will be served as a whole. That could mean any number of benefits to the nation, but in this moment, it means that the lives of millions could be effectively improved by recognizing their innate dignity, their humanness, and not condemning them to lives of what will most likely be systemic poverty or cruel and unwarranted death. We, as a state and as a people, cannot keep condemning our brothers and sisters to misery or death pro nostra et bonum.